Over 200 million smartphones shipped in Q4 2012, with Samsung shipping 1/3 of all smartphones

Get ready for the most obvious statement of the year: smartphones are a big deal. Some of us want a concrete number behind that, though. Now that we’ve got all the major earnings reports for the year out of the way, we’ve got that concrete number. Over 200 million phones were shipped in Q4, and the annual total for smartphones in 2012 was 671 million. That’s a pretty huge number, and shows a 42% growth year-over-year. An interesting statistic out of that is that Samsung shipped 63 million smartphones in the last quarter, which accounts for about 30% of phones in that quarter. 1 out of every 3 phones sold over the holidays was a Samsung device. That’s something to be proud of if you’re Samsung.

source: Juniper Research

  • Richard Yarrell

    Bottom line Samsung is android end of story.

    • Jingles

      Bottom line Google is Android end of story. There I fixed it for you.

      • Richard Yarrell

        You know what I mean.

        • squiddy20

          What are you talking about? You don’t even know what you mean.

          You’ve been saying that “Samsung is android” crap for the past 3 months at least, and I’ve been saying exactly what Jingles just said in as much time, and you still go on with your ignorant, completely backwards statement. You have no clue what you’re talking about.