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Samsung tops UK smartphone market in January

Samsung tops UK smartphone market in January
Daniel Gumble


Devices / iPhone / February 1st 2013 at 12:52PM

Korean manufacturer’s handsets make up the top three biggest selling smartphones of the month.

For the ninth consecutive month, Samsung has held on to its crown as the UK’s most popular smartphone, after claiming top spot in uSwitch’s January top ten with its Galaxy S III handset.

Based on sales and web searches, uSwitch found that Samsung not only occupied first place for the month of January, but also second and third with the Galaxy Ace and Galaxy S II respectively.

Elsewhere, Nokia found four of its smartphones in the top ten, with its Nokia 100 and C2-01 completing the top five and its Lumia 800 and 610 taking eighth and ninth place.

The final two spots were taken by Apple, with the 16GB version of its iPhone 5 in seventh and the 16GB iPhone 4S in tenth.

Ernest Doku from uSwitch, said: “After December’s mobile top ten, which read like a smartphone Santa wish-list, it’s been all-change in January. The UK’s loyalty to brand Samsung is unwavering, but beyond that we’ve seen customers shaking-up the rankings, leaving Apple’s 4S for dust in favour of offerings from LG and Nokia.

“With the launch of a revamped BlackBerry in the full-touch flagship Z10 and Nokia’s Lumia 620 looking to disrupt the affordable end of the spectrum, expect some significant movement in the coming weeks – not to mention major smartphone announcements amidst February’s Mobile World Congress.”

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