You might be surprised to hear that Samsung – not Apple – has sold more phones in the last 5 years. It seems like Apple will only breaking 800 million sales as of this year, while Samsung has long since surpassed that number. Sitting comfortably at 1.12 billion sales, the South Korean company is a very popular manufacturer.
But why this comparison to Apple? Apple is one of the most ubiquitous brands out there. It can seem like everyone has an iPhone (whatever generation), but according to the numbers, that just isn’t the case. Samsungs are more prevalent – in particular the Galaxy S7. In its opening weekend, the S7 and its brother, the S7 Edge, sold 100,000 units – in South Korea alone. As the rest of the world catches up, the S7 is going to be one of the most widely owned cell phones. When you look to your neighbour, it won’t be an Apple in their hand but a Galaxy. Read the full story »