Samsung: We will ship 510 million handsets in 2013
One source says that Samsung's Vietnamese factory will produce 240 million units with 170 million coming from China and 20 million walking out the door in India. 40 million will be produced in Samsung's own backyard in Korea. The 390 million smartphones that Samsung expects to ship this year is in contrast with the analysis done by Gartner that predicted between 250 million and 300 million smartphones would be shipped by Sammy in 2013. In 2011, Gartner says that Samsung sold 97.4 million smartphones, up from the 23.9 million it shipped in 2010, and the 600,000 shipped in 2009.
Research firm HIS iSuppli, said that in 2012 Samsung ended Nokia's 14 year reign on top of the handset production market. In 2011, Nokia had a leading 30% share of the market with Samsung trailing at 24%. For 2012, it is Samsung at the top with 29%, and Nokia second with 24%.
"By offering better pricing to consumers in developing nations, we will find new growth. This will also enable consumers in developed nations like North America and Europe to buy our LTE devices at more affordable prices."-Samsung spokesman
source: KoreaTimes, tom'shardware via WMPoweruser
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Hat's to you Sammy!
Sony, LG, Moto,... what's your answer?
4. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
And let's not forget,it better radio reception through polycarbonate than metal
9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
And last but not least, the SAR VALUE.
The Galaxy line always had among the lowest radiation values on the smartphone market!!
5. Adithya7184 (Posts: 267; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
or may be more than that....dear iCrap, do you have any answer to this challenge.....
7. reyenrique (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
Go express happinness to the world Sammy my boy
8. amiaq (Posts: 321; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Without any scientific and statistic evidence I estimate 1/4 of those 390 millions are converts from iOS to Android ;-)
10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I can't help but think...how many times is the fruit going to sue? As far as i see, it's not stopping anytime soon.
17. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
cant wait for the S4. loving my S3 to death.
18. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
Android, WP8, Tizen from Sammy.... I'm ready for an exciting year