Smartphone market is actually being raced between two horses–Apple and Samsung. Undoubtedly, Samsung is now the world’s biggest Smartphone vendor, expecting to post a record-breaking fourth quarter earnings on January 25 this month. The company is expected to post an unaudited operating profit of about $8.3 billion on a revenue of $53.6 billion. Besides, the company is expected to ship more than 60 million Smartphones in the quarter ending December; now, it’s selling 500 handsets in every minute.
On the other side, Apple’s performance (since the last quarter) has not been quite promising for investors–they still believe that the company couldn’t maintain its long growth haul in the future. However, the company outstandingly performed in the last quarter. In fact, the quarter (Q4 2012) would be the most profitable quarter for the world’s biggest technology company in terms of capitalization.
Samsung, the only Android vendor that has managed to climb at zenith position, continues to steamroll over its rivals. It has become a major threat even for Apple, a premium product manufacturer. Samsung has planned to mount up its Smartphone shipments to 390 million units this year, while Apple is expected to ship 194 million units.