Samsung’s (LON: BC94) newest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, has finally arrived in the United States.
We’ve discussed before how Samsung’s Galaxy lineup of smartphones is easily capable of going head to head with Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone. That’s part of the reason why Samsung has become the largest smartphone vendor in the word.
However, with Apple in close second, this duopoly in the smartphone market has some concerned that the industry is inching closer to anticompetitive territory. And other smartphone manufacturers, like LG (NYSE: LPL) and HTC (TPE: 2498), are struggling to keep up.
HTC CEO, Peter Chou, says “It’s definitely unhealthy, and I believe this will not be continued.”
We’ll see. In the meantime, these smaller handset makers have one market that hasn’t been fully saturated yet: low-end mobile devices.