In fact, the two mobile giants scored 106 percent, according to an Oct. 29 Canaccord Genuity blog post. The percentage is due to rivals Research In Motion (RIM), Nokia and Motorola posting operating losses during the third quarter.
This is not new for either company. In the second quarter, Apple and Samsung held 108 percent of the market.
“With Samsung extending its overall Smartphone and Android market share combined with Apple’s strength in high-end Smartphones, competing Smartphone (original equipment manufacturers) continued to struggle to compete with these dominant Smartphone OEMs,” Canaccord analyst T. Michael Walkley told CNet.
Apple captured about 59 percent of the industry’s operating profits in the third quarter, according to the blog, which details Walkley’s findings. Samsung, meanwhile, controlled 47 percent of the profits, up from 37 percent in the second quarter.
Apple and Samsung will remain dominant in the fourth quarter as well.
Walkley also is estimating Apple will sell 193.9 million Smartphones next year, while Samsung will sell 303.6 million. Together, that is more than half of the mobile market. Huawei is predicted to run a distant third with an estimated 47.9 million Smartphone sales.
Tablet sales in 2013 will be a high point for Apple with 101.6 million tablets sold, Walkley says. He estimates Samsung will sell 8.4 million tablets and Amazon will sell 10.7 million.
“With the impressive refresh of the fourth generation Retina iPad and launch of the iPad Mini … we anticipate very strong holiday quarter iPad sales,” Walkley is quoted in the blog post. “In fact, with Apple’s decisions to price the iPad Mini at a $170 discount to similar fourth generation iPad SKUs and competitively priced versus lower priced competing products from Google and other Android OEMs, we anticipate strong sales of the iPad Mini, especially as gifts during the holiday quarter.”