Nothing official but evaluations of Reuters show that Samsung would be passed by the Finnish. Building on the success of its Galaxy and its mobile Bada, Samsung said it aimed to double Nokia in 2012 and becoming the first mobile manufacturer in the world.
It seems that this goal will be realized in the first quarter of this year. According to Reuters calculations, Samsung would have elapsed between January and March of 88 million against 83 million terminal for Nokia.
The Finn continues to suffer, and its strong sales in emerging countries are struggling to compensate for his difficulties in smartphones, although Lumia Windows Phone just beginning to take off.
Nokia has lost his world title in the first quarter
If these figures are confirmed, this would be a historic first. Nokia is the top seller of mobile sector since it is measured, ie for 14 years with a market share of around 40%. A threshold which now seems a distant memory.