– Jan Dawson, analyst at research firm Ovum
Certainly it looks like year-on-year growth was much higher for Samsung's mobile phone unit than for Apple's iPhone segment.
That's a testament to the broad appeal of Samsung's device range compared with the relatively high-end focus of the iPhone.
It's also helpful that Samsung has device launches throughout the year, which help to keep demand going on a more consistent basis, whereas Apple suffers from strong seasonality.
Samsung saw its profits leap by 41% in the first quarter of this year, thanks to a surge in sales of its smartphones.