For the first time since its debut in October, the iPhone 4S is no longer the top selling smartphone in the United States. That title now belongs to Samsung’s Galaxy S3, according to CNET.

In the month of August, Samsung became the smartphone king as it displaced Apple, at least temporarily. That’s according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, who “checks in with retailers” to see how each phone is doing.

Of course, this news shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, the iPhone 4S is expected to be replaced very soon by Apple’s sixth generation handset. When they do, Apple’s new handset will likely regain the crown from Samsung.

Until then, we’ll let Samsung celebrate one victory in what turned out to be an otherwise terrible month for the South Korean company.

Source: CNET