According to Michael Walkley, an analyst from Cannacord Genuity, the combined global market share of Apple and Samsung will reach 52.3 percent by the end of 2013.
This shows that even though Apple and Samsung are already leading the smartphone market, these two companies will continue to dominate for at least one more year.
Walkley also predicted that by the second quarter’s end, Samsung and Apple’s market will reach 48.1 percent, and 49.7 percent by the end of this year.
In 2013, he predicts that Samsung will gain 31.3 percent of the market share while Apple will get 21 percent, by shipping 204.1 million iPhones by that year.
The forecast is obviously good news for both Samsung and Apple, but terrible news for other, relatively smaller companies.
Walkley thinks that the rest of the competition will perform poorly. For example, he believes that Nokia will sell 332 million units by next year’s end, a significant drop from the 431.8 million units sold in 2009.
By 2013, Motorola Mobility will also have a drop of sales to 27.3 million, from 2009′s 55.1 million. Last year, Research In Motion sold 52 million units, but by the end of 2013, the forecasts say it will only sell 26.9 million.
Furthermore, Walkley thinks that for 2013, iOS and Android will get 85.8 percent of the market share, while Windows Phone will get 8.8 percent.
In addition, Horace Dedu, an analyst from Asymco, in a prediction that he made last month, said 99 percent of mobile space operating profits will come from Samsung and Apple. Third place will go to HTC, with 1 percent.