Data released by Strategy Analytics claims Samsung was the biggest smartphone maker in Q3 2011 with 20 million units shipped, almost three million more than Apple.
That number was enough to make it pass Nokia, which had held the title for years before the Android/iPhone revolution, as well as Apple.
Apple only shipped a little more than 17 million smartphones in the most recent quarter.
Granted, for Apple, that includes only a few different handsets while Samsung has a whole litany of phones on the market. So if you were to look at sales numbers for individual smartphone models, the iPhone would clearly win.