Galaxy S III took 18% of UK smartphone market in launch week, iPhone 4S sales down as a result
The arrival of Samsung’s Galaxy S III was every bit as popular as the pre-launch hype anticipated, with GfK sales figures quoted by the FT claiming Samsung’s new flagship took 18% of the entire phone market in its launch week. Which is extra impressive considering the messy stock situation, which saw the blue S3 variant delayed and the white model rather hard to find as well.
Apple’s iPhone 4S has been suffering as a result of Samsung’s launch, with Apple’s latest model dropping from holding a 25% share of the market in March, to a 20% share in June. Well done this man:
The FT report is here, but you may need to register/login to read it. The Telegraph has ripped out most of the key facts and can be read here, should you not believe the above words and numbers.