Interesting article on Jan Smart phone sales. Nokia beating Apple
Top 3 best-selling smartphones for January are Samsung Galaxy handsets
According to figures from uSwitch, the top 3 best-selling smartphones for January are all Samsung Galaxy handsets, Mobile News reports.
These figures refer to pay monthly sales for the month of January. In 1st place is the Samsung Galaxy S3, which it has held for 9 consecutive months. The Galaxy Ace is in 2nd place, and the Galaxy S2 is in 3rd place. 4th and 5th place goes to Symbian handsets, the Nokia 100 and C2-01 respectively. In 6th place is the Google Nexus 4, which is manufactured by LG. In 7th place is the Apple iPhone 5. Windows Phone-powered handsets are in 8th and 9th place, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 610 respectively. This is ironic since these phones are not powered by Windows Phone 8, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS. The iPhone 4S is in 10th place.
uSwitch telecoms’ spokesperson, Ernest Doku, said, “The UK’s loyalty to brand Samsung is unwavering, but beyond that we’ve seen customers shaking-up the rankings, leaving Apple’s 4S for dust in favour of offerings from Lexus and Nokia.
“The mobile market is no stranger to a bit of January belt-tightening, with tech fans looking for sensible deals following a seasonal gadget binge.
“A swathe of bargain smartphones like the C2-01 have leapt back into the chart as a residual effect of gifting and January sales, whilst canny consumers also wait to see high-end devices around the corner.
“With the launch of a revamped BlackBerry in the full-touch flagship Z10 and Nokia’s Lumia 620 looking to disrupt the affordable end of the spectrum, expect some significant movement in the coming weeks – not to mention major smartphone announcements amidst February’s Mobile World Congress.”