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Samsung to topple Nokia as mobile top dog

Samsung to topple Nokia as mobile top dog

Samsung looks set to become the world’s leading mobile manufacturer, after ending Nokia’s 14-year streak for the most worldwide sales in a quarter.

The South Korean juggernaut shifted a staggering 88 million mobile phones to Nokia's 83 million in the first quarter of 2012, showing no sign of slowing down in its mission to decimate the competition. And if it continues on its current path, it could very well usurp the Finnish giant for total sales for the year.

Still, we hardly expect Nokia to go down without a fight. The Espoo-based phone-maker recently launched the Lumia 900 in Europe, which might just keep it in contention until it finds an answer to Samsung’s growing threat.

However, time may not be on its side. Word is that Samsung will unveil its hitherto unannounced successor to the mega-selling Galaxy S2 on May 3rd after it sent out press invites today for an event about the “Next Galaxy” device, which is all-but-officially being dubbed the Galaxy S3.

Features mooted to be on board the year’s most anticipated Android kit include a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, a 1.5GHz Exynos quad-core processor and wireless charging capabilities.

Stay tuned for more Samsung announcements in the weeks to come.


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