The Samsung Galaxy S III handset was the best selling smartphone in Q3 2012 according to a report by Strategy Analytics. Strategy Analytics said that the Galaxy S III moved 18 million units in Q3 2012 while the iPhone 4S moved 16.2 million. The Galaxy S III had a 10.7% marketshare of the global smartphone market compared to the 9.7% for the iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 4S sales skidded a bit because of the announcement of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 moved 6 million units in Q3 2012 and grabbed a 3.6% global smartphone market share as a result. The Samsung Galaxy S III sold 10 million units in the last 2 months alone and sold over 30 million units this year.
?We expect the new iPhone 5 to out-ship Samsung?s Galaxy S3 in the coming fourth quarter of 2012 and Apple should soon reclaim the title of the world?s most popular smartphone model,? stated Strategy Analytics Executive Director Neil Mawston.