According to Strategy Analytics, mobile phone shipments grew 4 percent annually to reach 52 million units in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2012. Apple leads the pack with its 34% followed by Samsung and its 32.3%.
As far as the entire last year is concerned, Samsung is in the lead accounting for 31.8% of the US market followed by Apple with its own 26.2%.
LG managed to grab the third spot position both in units shipped and market share. LG shipped 4.7 million mobile phones for 9 percent share of the United States market in Q4 2012, dipping from 6.9 million units and 14 percent share a year earlier.
Check out the following link for the complete numbers.
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Take this as a grain of sale, AndroidGeeks claims to have spoken to an insider, who said that Samsung would announce the Note III on September 4 - during one of its special Unpacked events that will take place in Berlin (as a pre-IFA 2013 event).
This info isn't verified yet. But it's not unusual for companies to announce new products one or two days before the official start of a major trade show (IFA kicks off on September 6).
A recent report was indicating that Samsung might use both Super AMOLED and IPS LCD displays for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the type of screen being market dependent, just like happens now with Samsung Galaxy S4′s processor. As far as the processor, it is speculated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. If you'd ask me, there are likely to be two Galaxy Note 3 variants: one equipped with the Snapdragon 800 and another sporting Samsung's proprietary octo-core Exynos 5 Octa SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz (200 MHz higher than the one of the Galaxy S4).
The Galaxy Note 3 will probably come pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but since the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rumors are hinting towards July release date, the Galaxy Note 3 might actually leave the factory gates with the latest Android iteration on board.
Ladies and Gents, please mark your calendars. September 4 is the official date when Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy Note 3. The tweet sent out by Samsung Mobile asks to "Note the date" and even the invitation seems to be created with the help of S Pen.
Samsung is going to livestream the event on its YouTube page, but we'll be on the ground live to give you everything there's to know regarding the Galaxy Note III and whatever else the company announces (a smart watch is mentioned quite frequently lately).
There were reports that Samsung hasn't decided on a screen size yet, while others suggest that the Exynos 5420 Octa chip is going to be powering the smartphone. There were also rumors suggest that Samsung is going to provide an alternative version of the Note III powered by the Snapdragon 800 chip.
The previous leaks have given us some hints on what to expect but Samsung will have more to tell in Berlin on September 4 at 7PM CEST.