If the current trend is anything to go by, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is destined to continue the South Korean company’s unstoppable growth at the top of the Smartphone market.
Samsung has this week posted profit reports for the closing quarter of 2012, revealing an incredible surge of 76% from the year previous – a surge credited in large to the success of the Samsung Galaxy series of Smartphones. Income for the tech-giant swelled to a heady 7.04 trillion won – or $6.6 billion – easily surpassing the 4.01 trillion won of the same period in 2011.
The company also confirmed that overall profits from its mobile arm had increased more than two-fold during the same three months. The enormous gains top off what was already one of the most crucial and successful years in the history of Samsung, having already overtaken Apple to take the number-one position to become the biggest supplier of Smartphones in the world.
What’s more, Samsung is expected to continue furthering its lead over Apple and the Smartphone market in general, even during the first stages of the new year when sales are usually at their lowest. With one of the most extensive product ranges on the market today and various low to mid-budget Android options, Samsung has the ability to appeal to dozens more markets than the comparatively expensive iPhone from Apple.
While specific figures were not offered by Samsung, analysts predict that approximately 63 million Smartphones were shipped by the South Korean firm in the closing quarter of 2012.
Later this year, Samsung is expected to announce the release dates for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 among others – all of which are earmarked for record-breaking sales performance the world over.
By contrast, Apple’s iPhone seems to be losing some favor with consumers and critics alike, having failed to deliver any true innovation or groundbreaking features for some time now – the iPhone 6 therefore representing a pivotal point in Apple’s roadmap.