The Samsung Galaxy S III was the best-selling phone in the third quarter of 2012, according to a new report.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the top-selling smartphone in the world.
That's the word today from tech firm Strategy Analytics, which reports that Samsung sold 18 million Galaxy S III handsets in the third quarter of this year (July through September). By comparison, Apple sold 16.2 million iPhone 4S units and 6 million iPhone 5 units in Q3. It's worth noting here that Apple technically sold more iPhones than Samsung did Galaxy S III phones – over 22 million in all, not counting any iPhone 3Gs that it might have unloaded.
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But Strategy Analytics was looking at individual smartphone models, and by that metric, the Galaxy S III easily bested the iPhone 4S. And Android phones as a whole crushed Apple.