Samsung Galaxy S3 Beats Apple’s iPhone S4 in Sales
Sep 06, 2012 04:19 PM EDT
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Thursday's reports that Samsung's latest smartphone Galaxy S3 outsold Apple's iPhone S4 must be a pleasant change for the South Korean company which has had a rough month between losing a huge patent infringement battle to its nemesis and recent accusations of labor law violations in China. According to the report, over 20 million the Galaxy S3 were sold worldwide in less than three months.
Within the first month of its release, the flagship smartphone powered the Android operation system out beat Apple's iPhone S4 in sales with all major US mobile carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T Mobile.
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But Apple probably does not have much to fear. As the company's Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer points out that many potential customers did not purchase the iPhone 4S in anticipation of the iPhone 5, which is rumored to be launched next week on September 12,after which it will be on shelves for purchase on the 21st of the same month.
But whatever may the reasons, Samsung is benefiting from the high sales of Galaxy S3 at least for now.
Samsung Electronics Co. is currently struggling to keep their other products on the market as a result of Apple's injunction against eight Samsung products upon winning a patent infringement case earlier this month. A jury in San Jose, California ruled that Samsung should pay $1.05 billion to Apple for copying some of the company's patented designs. Samsung is adamant on reversing the ruling and will be appealing the decision.
Samsung released a statement last month stating that it "will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market," as reported by computerworld.com.