Samsung unseats Nokia as the top handset maker

Even when Nokia was slipping on the top end of the market, the Finnish company still took solace at the fact that they were still the top phone maker in number of units sold all over the world. Sadly, that too has been taken from them, as research firm Strategy Analytics has said that Korean electronics juggernaut Samsung has shipped more handsets than Nokia in Q1. Samsung has managed to out-ship Nokia, posting 93.5 million handsets in the first quarter, beating out the firm from Espoo who only managed to ship 82.7 million units. This is the first time that Nokia has been beaten in terms of phone shipments, as the firm has held the honor of the most mobile phone shipments since 1998.

Source: Bloomberg