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Nov 09, 2012 10:15 AM IST | Source: Tech2.com

Samsung Galaxy S III best-selling smartphone in Q3 2012

Samsung flagship smartphone has overtaken the iPhone 4S to become the top selling handset of the third quarter of 2012.

The Samsung Galaxy S III launched earlier this year has been breaking sales records, and sales of the handset recently touched the 30 million mark. In what may come as another feather in its hat, an announcement by research firm Strategy Analytics states that the Samsung flagship smartphone has overtaken the iPhone 4S to become the top selling handset of the third quarter of 2012.Strategy Analytics states that according to new research from its Country Share Tracker (CST) service, Samsung's Galaxy S III shipped 18 million units worldwide, overtaking Apple's iPhone 4S to become the world's best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever in the third quarter of 2012. The Galaxy S III captured an 11 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally in the period. A large touchscreen, extensive distribution, and generous operator subsidies have put the Galaxy S III in the top spot.

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