Samsung Electronics is the most valuable in Asia and Apple is the world’s most valuable technology company have battled in smartphones market. And according to Strategy Analytics Apple will release smaller, cheaper iPhone Mini next year to grab market share, therefore Samsung is expected to widen its smartphone lead over Apple in 2013 with an estimated 35% growth, according to Strategy Analytics.
Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics told Reuters.
We expect Samsung to slightly extend its lead over Apple this year because of its larger multitier product portfolio. Global smartphone shipments will jump 27 percent to 875 million shipments this year, slowing from last year’s torrid 41 percent pace as growth is easing in many key markets such as North America, China, the developed economies of Asia, and Western Europe, Mawston said. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is forecast to sell 290 million smartphones this year, up from a projected 215 million in 2012, the research firm said. Apple’s smartphone sales are projected to reach 180 million this year, up 33 percent from last year, slightly trailing Samsung’s 35 percent increase.