Samsung may have surpassed the sales of the Apple and Nokia smartphones in the second quarter of 2011 reports Bloomberg. Samsung is estimated to have sold between 18 million and 21 million smartphones globally in the April-June quarter, while Nokia sold 16.7 million and Apple sold 20.3 million iPhones.
Samsung’s smatphone sales are expanding globally and across high-growth markets such as China and Brazil and it aims to double the global sales this year. Samsung’s smartphone sales were behind both Nokia and Apple in first quarter of 2011.
The Samsung’s smatphone market is increasing in South Korea after the launch of Samsung Galaxy S2, that sold 1 million units in a month and the global sales reached 3 million units in 55 days. They have also launched the smartphone last week in China, including Beijing and Shanghai.
Samsung is also catching up with the feature phone sales with the 20% market share this year compared to Nokia’s 26% market share.
Even though Nokia sold 16.7 million smartphones, they reported operating loss of 487 million euros in Q2 2011. Apple plans to introduce new iPhone this September with powerful processor and advanced camera, also Nokia plans to launch their Windows phone 7 devices within this year, that might boost up their sales.