Its been more then a decade (14 years to be exact) since Nokia has remained in front of all its competitors……till now. According to a poll conducted by Reuters, Samsung’s sales in the first quarter of 2012 will surpass that of the Finnish company for the first time. On average, the surveyed analysts estimate that Samsung has sold 88 million mobile phones between January and March. While Samsung has yet to report its quarterly number for the year (that will happen on April 27), Nokia has announced that it sold 83 million phones in the first quarter.

This isn’t really surprising and something that’s probably long time coming. Nokia managed to cling to the top for so long especially over the last few years thanks to the company’s focus on churning out cheap phones targeted at the lower spectrum of the market. Samsung, on the other hand, has been aggressively pushing out its mid to high-end Android devices along with so many low budget devices on regular basis.

Source: Reuters