Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is now the world’s best-selling smartphone pulling in front of Apple’s iPhone, which has dominated the smartphone market for more than two years consistently. The Galaxy S3 powered by Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and 720 x 1280 pixels with 4.8 inch screen has become the favorite of smartphone users.
Strategy Analytics estimated Samsung sold 18 million S3 models in the third quarter, compared with iPhone 4S sales of 16.2 million. Samsung post a record $7.3 billion operating profit in the July-September quarter.
“Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia,”
said analyst Neil Mawston, adding the new iPhone 5 would likely reclaim the top spot for Apple in the current quarter.