Samsung is expected to reveal that it shipped more smartphones than Apple during the second quarter of this year, according to recent survey of 41 analysts conducted by Reuters.
Samsung shipped 43 million units during the first quarter of 2012, and analysts expect the firm sold 50 million during the second quarter. Apple, meanwhile, shipped 35 million iPhones during the first quarter and is expected to have sold 30.5 million units during the second quarter. ABI Research revealed in June that Apple and Samsung own 55% of the global smartphone market and pull in about 90% of the market’s profits.
The figures aren’t that surprising to us. Samsung recently released its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone, which was credited as a catalyst for the company’s sales boost, and iOS fans are likely waiting for Apple’s iPhone 5, which isn’t expected to launch until this fall. Samsung’s figures, however, are expected to represent the “biggest smartphone volumes ever shipped from one single vendor in one quarter,” IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo told Reuters.