iPhone 4S is UK's most popular phone, says report
Published May 2 2012, 17:58 BST | By Mark Langshaw Apple
's iPhone 4S is the most popular phone in the UK, according to a report.
Research complied by comparison site uSwitch
suggests that the iOS handset has eclipsed the Samsung Galaxy S2 in the territory.
Android devices dominated the top ten, accounting for seven of the eight remaining spots. HTC's One X claimed third place ahead of Samsung's Galaxy Note and Galaxy Ace.
"After ruling the roost for 11 consecutive months, it will be a bitter blow for Samsung that they couldn't maintain the number one spot for an entire year," Ernest Doku, technology expert at uSwitch.com, said.
"The Galaxy S II has been a worthy and enduring bestseller, significantly undercutting the iPhone on pay monthly whilst providing a close parity of features, but official word surrounding an imminent sequel has really slowed sales this month."
Interest in the 20 million-selling Galaxy S2
is thought to have peaked ahead of the launch of its successor tomorrow (May 3). Samsung is expected to unveil the quad processor Galaxy S3
Doku added: "If the current buzz is anything to go by, the next Samsung Galaxy phone could really make a strong impact on the May charts, from pre-order interest alone. This is without a doubt the most excited we've ever seen consumers over a non-Apple device."
The iPhone 4 16GB model claimed a second top ten spot for Apple, coming in eighth.