Samsung takes Nokia’s no. 1 spot

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Samsung has sold a record number of smartphones for the first quarter of 2012, outstripping all of the competition including Nokia and Apple.

Samsung’s figures were driven by an increase in Galaxy smartphones for the company. 70% of the company’s overall operating profit came from Samsung’s mobile side in Q1, according to reports.

Overall Samsung sold 92 million handsets for the quarter, while a drop in Nokia sales has allowed the Korean company to claim Nokia’s spot as the world’s number one phone manufacturer. This is despite an overall drop in handset sales across the board compared to Q4 2011.

Apple still managed to beat Samsung in terms of pure smartphone sales, selling 35 million units to Samsung’s 32 million.

Source: AllThingsD and The Guardian

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