Video: In smartphone shipments, Apple plays second fiddle

With the release of its Galaxy S III last quarter, Samsung has a phone worthy of serious consideration next to the iPhone.

With its 4G compatibility, huge HD screen, quad-core processor, and even a Siri-eque application called “S-Voice,” the Android phone was well received by consumers, selling more than 10 million units in less than two months. Samsung’s success with the Galaxy S III and the rest of its devices allowed the company to dominate second-quarter smartphone shipments.

We’ll have to wait until the iPhone 5 is released to see what Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has up its sleeve with its first 4G LTE device. In the following video, Brenton runs through the shipment stats from IDC, which also underscore the dire situation facing another smartphone maker, Nokia.

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