The on-going battle of smartphone superiority as well as the amassment of their respective armies has taken a new step when Samsung edged out Apple to clinch the top-spot according Canaccord Genuity’s Mike Walkley. For just Q1 of this year reportedly, Samsung’s arsenal of mobile devices have worked together to outsell Apple’s lone flagship product. Although that is definitely saying something, it does bring about the age-old argument about personal preference and etc.

According to Walkley, the models that have been hitting top-sales in U.S are iPhone 4S from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, Samsung Galaxy S II from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, Motorola Droid RAZR (MAXX) and Samsung Droid Nexus from Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Note from AT&T and finally from T-Mobile, the HTC Amaze and Samsung Galaxy S Blaze. Walkley mentioned that when it came to Verizon’s version of the iPhone, it did sell enough but the numbers were lacking when compared to those of AT&T and Sprint.

He believes that the collective of Samsung devices along with a few others were totaling up to be over 50% of total sales at Verizon and that he puts this down to the way Verizon had promotions for LTE and that at the moment of launching for the iPhone 4S, many of their customers were still locked in with a 2-year contract for the iPhone 4 and were not eligible for a subsidized iPhone 4S.

Furthermore, he claims that Verizon store managers are clearly incentivized to sell LTE smartphones. Given all that though, the iPhone 4S still remained as the strongest selling smartphone Verizon has to offer on an individual SKU (store-keeping-unit) basis. With the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III and the 6th generation iPhone coming up a bit later, who knows how the terrain might change and as anyone even mildly interested in technology will know, the changes happen very quickly.

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