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Chart of the day: Apple iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy sales

March 16, 2013: 3:21 PM ET

The race may be closer than you think

Click to enlarge.FORTUNE -- Lacking hard numbers (because Samsung doesn't release them anymore) most analysts assume that the bulk of the Korean manufacturer's mobile sales come from its low-end phones. According to Raymond James' Tavis McCourt, Samsung's high-end Galaxy line outsold the iPhone only once -- in the summer of 2012, when many of Apple's (AAPL) customers were holding out for the iPhone 5.

Thanks to Barrons' Tiernan Ray for the tip.

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