Samsung overtake Apple in world smartphone market... which doesn't seem right
You'd think that the iPhone was the most popular smartphone on the planet wouldn't you? Therefore, it stands to reason that Apple are the biggest mobile maker on the planet, right?
Wrong. That's because Samsung have past Apple to become the biggest mobile phone maker by revenue, in the whole wide world.
And they predict growth too with new models backed by Google due out in November.
Samsung aren't keen to tell anyone of the actual figures they've sold, but Jae Lee, a Daiwa Securities technology analyst, estimates that in the third quarter, Samsung sold 28m smartphones, way above Apple's 17m.
Of course, this will only add fuel to the fire that is the endless series of legal battles around the world between the two phone makers over alleged patent infringements relating to smartphones and tablets.
Samsung have said that they hit a record in quarterly sales of £8.37bn, which is an impressive 37% increase from last year.
"Looking ahead into the fourth quarter, when industry demand is traditionally at its peak, Samsung expects sales of mobile devices to remain strong and flat panel TV shipments to increase," the company said in a statement.