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Apple sold more smartphones in two quarters than Samsung sold in two years in the U.S.

Between June 2010 and June 2012, Samsung (005930) sold a whole lot of smartphones in the United States. According to records the company was forced to released as part of the ongoing soap opera in San Jose, the South Korea-based electronics giant sold approximately 21.25 million Android phones over that period of time, generating more than $7.5 billion in revenue, AllThingsD reports. But as the battle for global dominance continues to heat up, that battle is not close at all here in the U.S. — Apple (AAPL) sold more smartphone in just two quarters than Samsung has in the past two years.

According to the data released by Apple in the trial, the company has sold 86 million iPhones in the U.S. since the device first launched. Comparing iPhone sales directly to Samsung smartphone sales, Apple has sold more handsets in the U.S. since October last year (34.1 million) than Samsung sold since June 2010. In the fourth calendar quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 alone, Apple sold 25.8 million iPhones, still substantially more than the 21.25 million Android phones Samsung sold.

Samsung’s smartphone sales are still quite impressive, but as impressive as they are, the company’s tablet sales over the past two years are equally unimpressive: 1.4 million units. The good news though, is that Samsung at least pulled in about 30% more revenue per tablet compared to its smartphones. The average selling price of Samsung’s smartphones over the two-year period was about $352 while its tablets’ ASP was approximately $460, for a total of $644 million in sales.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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