Despite mixed reviews, Samsung’s S4 sales hit 10 million in 27 days, compared with 50 days for the S3.
It’s the fastest ever sell rate for any of its smartphones.
In Q4, Strategy Analytics estimated that 27.4 million iPhone 5 smartphones shipped worldwide versus 15.4 million Galaxy S3’s.
Overall, Samsung accounted for almost 31 percent of all smartphones sold in the period, while Apple had 18 percent. (The same time last year, the two were only 5 percentage points apart.)