“That’s a sugar coated version of what Samsung reported in its latest quarterly earnings report, where it clearly stated: ‘total shipments [of smartphones were] up QoQ led by increased sales of mass-market models,’ but ‘high-end model shipments stayed at similar level QoQ,'” Dilger reports. “In stark contrast, Apple’s iPhone sales were up 26 percent over the year ago quarter, setting a new volume record for the September quarter. All of Apple’s smartphones are ‘high end,’ unlike the outdated, 2008-era Galaxy Y model Strategy Analytics Executive Director Neil Mawston cited as an example of the ‘mass-market models’ he said were helping to ‘lift’ Samsung’s volumes.”
Dilger reports, “Samsung’s current sales and future plans consistently describe that only around one third of Samsung’s [total] ‘smartphones’ are actually comparable to Apple’s current iPhones, albeit being a generation behind.”
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