The recently launched new flagship Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is performing very well against Apple’s current generation iPhone 5.
The Galaxy S4 is now outselling Apple’s iPhone 5 at Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile stores.
AT&T is the only carrier at which the iPhone 5 continues to lead all smartphone sales. But, it should be noted, the Galaxy S4 is now the second best-selling mobile phone on the AT&T network.
This data comes from recent wireless store surveys by researchers at Canaccord Genuity.
“We believe Samsung on the strength of strong Galaxy S4, S III, and Note II sales surpassed Apple to gain top share of the U.S. smartphone market for the first time since the iPhone 5 launch,” explained Michael Walkley, the Canaccord Genuity analyst who conducted the survey.
“That may look like a milestone, but the report should be taken with a grain of salt,” says Brian Chen of The New York Times. “The survey doesn’t include Apple’s retail stores, where many iPhones are sold. And it remains to be seen whether Samsung can beat Apple in sales after Apple releases a new iPhone (or even a cheaper iPhone, as rumors suggest).”