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