We’ve seen the battle of Apple and Samsung over the patent issues, and the Cupertino company may seem to have won the battle, however, back in the mobile market, the Korean company has managed to outsell the iPhone 4S.

Samsung has already taken Apple’s crown as the number one smartphone vendor, and now its new flagship device – the Galaxy SIII has overtaken the iPhone 4S as the number one selling smartphone in the U.S. during the month of August. This report comes from carrier store checks by analyst Michael Walkley, with Canaccord Genuity.

This is the first time since the launch of the iPhone 4S that it’s not the highest selling phone in the U.S.

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For now, people are holding off buying the iPhone, as there are speculations that Apple will announce the next generation of iPhone on September 12th. Apple has already sent invitations for the September 12 media event, and if we see that invitation image carefully, then we can see “5” in the shadow of “12”. This should most likely mean that Apple is referring to the iPhone 5 in this image.

Of course we cannot say that this is a major victory for Samsung, as we’re on the brink of seeing the iPhone 5. Samsung may have gained success with Galaxy SIII because consumers are waiting for the launch of the next iPhone.

Well, now we can say that Samsung has won at least one battle in the month of August, by outselling the iPhone 4S.

While Samsung is competing Apple with the Android charge, players like HTC, LG, Motorola, and others are still hanging out at this point. It would be interesting to see what happens in the next few months.

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