A market survey has found that Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Series of smartphones ranked first in 71 countries worldwide in the third quarter of this year. In Korea, seven out of 10 smartphones sold during this period were the Samsung Galaxy.
Samsung Electronics finished first with a 21 percent share in the world smartphone market in the third quarter of this year, Counterpoint Research said on Nov. 26.
The company ranked No. 1 in 71 countries in market share in a regular quarterly survey of about 90 countries by Counterpoint Research.
Samsung's market shares were high in areas where the Android operating system was popular. In Korea, the company recorded the highest market share this year -- 64 percent in the first quarter, 68 percent in the second quarter and 72 percent in the third quarter. In Chile, Kuwait and Romania, the Korean smartphone giant enjoyed a 53 percent market share.
Samsung also competes neck and neck with Apple for the top spot in Western Europe where the Apple iOS is strong. In the Netherlands, Samsung Electronics picked up first place with a 44 percent share, while posting a 40 percent share in Norway, Greece and Italy.