In a note to clients — as reported by “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com) — Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley predicts that Apple and Samsung will represent more than half of all global smartphone sales through the year 2013.
He thinks Apple will account for 21% of smartphone sales in 2013, with total iPhone unit sales of 204.1 million. Samsung is projected to have a 31.3% share in 2013, on sales of 304.4 million smartphones.
These figures would place both Apple and Samsung in control of 52.3% of the total global smartphone market. That’s an improvement from the 49.7% both companies are expected to control through the end of calendar 2012, notes “AppleInsider.”