Samsung Quietly Taking Over And Set To Take On HTC As Top Smartphone Sales

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HTC currently has 7% of smartphone sales and Samsung has less than 5%. Samsung is throwing everything they have into the Samsung Galaxy S, which has already launched in Europe and is expected to hit over 100 carriers, including the 4 major U.S. carriers. HTC has launched many devices that are selling really well, for example the Google Nexus One, HTC Desire, HTC Droid Incredible, and the HTC Evo just to name a few.

Don’t get me wrong, as you can see with the Galaxy S, Samsung has actually made a phone this year worth buying or at least one that could compete with HTC, but ever since this controversy with the Samsung Behold II update issue they have lost the trust of many consumers who are upgrading their device to the latest Sprint superphone, the HTC Evo.

One advantage for Samsung is the current issue HTC is having with the shortages of AMOLED displays that HTC purchases from Samsung to equip top devices like the HTC Droid Incredible, the HTC Desire and the Google Nexus One. This shortage is because Samsung is keeping their AMOLED displays for their Galaxy S which is keeping HTC from meeting their demand, which is why HTC is dropping the AMOLED display and heading for the Sony Super TFT LCD display this Fall.

With that said, it is still going to be very hard for Samsung to surpass HTC with smartphone sales anytime soon. Samsung needs more devices and more of a following whereas HTC has both.

Source: Bloomberg

Do you think Samsung has a chance against smartphone powerhouse, HTC? Leave your comments below.

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I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • Ohgami

    Well 1 MAJOR thing I think HTC has on Samsung is their phones are more open. I mean yeah they lock you out of Root because they have to but Samsung goes a step further and uses RFS Security to keep you from accessing the drivers. This why Eugene373 was unable to complete his 2.1 rom for the Behold II. I really hope no one REALLY thinks this will be different. If the RFS Security gets hacked it opens up a HUGE problem for Samsung as they use it for their other products as well (like their TVs). You can expect an update almost immediately if this were to occur.

    • K

      This comment single handedly has me rethinking my plans to have the Galaxy S “Vibrant” replace my G1. Really good info. Really annoying info.

    • K

      This comment single handedly has me rethinking my plans to have the Galaxy S “Vibrant” replace my G1. Really good info. Really annoying info.

  • Ohgami

    Well 1 MAJOR thing I think HTC has on Samsung is their phones are more open. I mean yeah they lock you out of Root because they have to but Samsung goes a step further and uses RFS Security to keep you from accessing the drivers. This why Eugene373 was unable to complete his 2.1 rom for the Behold II. I really hope no one REALLY thinks this will be different. If the RFS Security gets hacked it opens up a HUGE problem for Samsung as they use it for their other products as well (like their TVs). You can expect an update almost immediately if this were to occur.

  • Ohgami

    Well 1 MAJOR thing I think HTC has on Samsung is their phones are more open. I mean yeah they lock you out of Root because they have to but Samsung goes a step further and uses RFS Security to keep you from accessing the drivers. This why Eugene373 was unable to complete his 2.1 rom for the Behold II. I really hope no one REALLY thinks this will be different. If the RFS Security gets hacked it opens up a HUGE problem for Samsung as they use it for their other products as well (like their TVs). You can expect an update almost immediately if this were to occur.

    • K

      This comment single handedly has me rethinking my plans to have the Galaxy S “Vibrant” replace my G1. Really good info. Really annoying info.

  • Peter

    Your talking about the biggest technology company in the world (in terms of revenue) who will be competing with a recent upstart like HTC….

    Samsung is the 800 pound gorilla with the money, marketing power, technolgoy know-how and core chipset development.

    Just look at how easily they can disrupt supply at their own will and therefore restrict their competitors, Apple included.

  • Peter

    Your talking about the biggest technology company in the world (in terms of revenue) who will be competing with a recent upstart like HTC….

    Samsung is the 800 pound gorilla with the money, marketing power, technolgoy know-how and core chipset development.

    Just look at how easily they can disrupt supply at their own will and therefore restrict their competitors, Apple included.

  • Peter

    Your talking about the biggest technology company in the world (in terms of revenue) who will be competing with a recent upstart like HTC….

    Samsung is the 800 pound gorilla with the money, marketing power, technolgoy know-how and core chipset development.

    Just look at how easily they can disrupt supply at their own will and therefore restrict their competitors, Apple included.

  • David

    Except for the fact that samsung is great at making every component for phones tv’s etc. but they can’t seem to get they style and usability right on any of there phones. Htc sony apple even lg can come out with a usable and stylish phone. Where as samsung always fails with this piece a samsung phone always looks like a samsung phone.

  • David

    Except for the fact that samsung is great at making every component for phones tv’s etc. but they can’t seem to get they style and usability right on any of there phones. Htc sony apple even lg can come out with a usable and stylish phone. Where as samsung always fails with this piece a samsung phone always looks like a samsung phone.

  • David

    Except for the fact that samsung is great at making every component for phones tv’s etc. but they can’t seem to get they style and usability right on any of there phones. Htc sony apple even lg can come out with a usable and stylish phone. Where as samsung always fails with this piece a samsung phone always looks like a samsung phone.

  • DR

    As one of those ‘BEHOLD 2′ owners who feels lied-to and cheated, I know I’ll NEVER purchase another Samsung product.

  • DR

    As one of those ‘BEHOLD 2′ owners who feels lied-to and cheated, I know I’ll NEVER purchase another Samsung product.

  • DR

    As one of those ‘BEHOLD 2′ owners who feels lied-to and cheated, I know I’ll NEVER purchase another Samsung product.

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