Samsung Smartphone Sales Forecasted To Grow By 35% In 2013, Widening Lead Over Apple

By Sumit Passary email: | Jan 08, 2013 12:36 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Apple and Samsung are key players in the smartphone market but recent analysis shows that Samsung is forecasted to increase its smartphone sales by 35 percent in 2013, compared to 33 percent sales increase by Apple in the same period. The increase in sales forecast means that Samsung will widen its lead over Apple in 2013.

Follow us

Market researcher Strategy Analytics reported that global smartphone shipment will increase by 27 percent to 875 million smartphone units in 2013. Samsung is estimated to sell 290 million units and Apple 180 million smartphone units in 2013.

If both Samsung and Apple achieve the estimated sales figure, then Samsung will hold 33 percent of the smartphone market share in 2013, which is an increase of two percent from 2012. Apple will be at the second position with a 21 percent market share versus the 20 percent market share in 2012.

"We expect Samsung to slightly extend its lead over Apple this year because of its larger multitier product portfolio," said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, in an e-mail interview with Reuters.

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013. The predecessors of these smartphones, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, have been the company's best-selling smartphones in 2012.

Apple has just the iPhone up against an array of smartphones offered by Samsung. Recent reports suggest that Apple may launch a cheaper version of its iPhone to penetrate the smartphone market further. Apple is speculated to launch its iPhone 5S in May or June this year and per Topeka Capital Markets, the company may release the iPhone 5S in various colors and screen sizes.

If Apple wants to minimize the market share gap with Samsung, then company will have to increase its smartphone portfolio with the introduction of more smartphones.

The year 2013 has just begun and it will be interesting to see what both the smartphone makers bring our way in the year ahead. 

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Conversation

HTC One E9+ HTC One E9+ officially listed with 2K display on company’s Chinese website
Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Best Buy pre-orders come with free wireless charging pad
AT&T, T-Mobile reveal pricing and options for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge
LG G4 to debut in late April, boast curved QHD display?
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Amazon Prime Now Amazon Prime Now service rocks NYC, offers fast deliveries within the hour
Flipboard for Windows Phone finally available, but requires 1GB of RAM (VIDEO)
Vine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now

Most Popular

Copyright © 2015 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics