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Samsung: We will ship 510 million handsets in 2013

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Samsung: We will ship 510 million handsets in 2013
"There are some possibilities that smartphone demand will slow in general. But we are seeing new demand for devices using Long Term Evolution (LTE)"-Kim Hyun-joon, executive, Samsung’s telecommunications division
With a leading 29% of the global handset market, Samsung says that in 2013 it will ship a record 510 million handsets. Of that total, 390 million of them are expected to be smartphones with the balance considered to be featurephones. The 510 million would represent an increase of 20% from the estimated 420 million units that Sammy shipped in 2012. Besides the Android powered Samsung Galaxy line, which has become the number one challenger to the popularity of the Apple iPhone, Samsung will be shipping more Windows Phone 8 powered motels and will also release units running the open source Tizen OS.

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%.

"Samsung’s proven ability to quickly produce and replace a wide range of handsets aimed at several different markets contrasts with Nokia’s struggles and Apple’s difficulties that are mainly related to parts sourcing problems."-Hwang Min-seong, analyst Samsung Securities.

"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

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posted on 02 Jan 2013, 04:02 13

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


Hat's to you Sammy!

Sony, LG, Moto,... what's your answer?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 04:46 15

4. archangel9 (Posts: 231; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


And let's not forget,it better radio reception through polycarbonate than metal

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 06:16 4

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!!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 04:53 8

5. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


or may be more than that....dear iCrap, do you have any answer to this challenge.....

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 05:16 5

7. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Go express happinness to the world Sammy my boy

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 05:54 2

8. amiaq (Posts: 495; 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 ;-)

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 06:29

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3022; 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.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 07:00 3

11. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


thats cool......Go Samsung

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 07:06 3

13. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Best of luck samsung

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 10:15 2

16. biagnosis (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


way to go Sammy, that's my boy!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 11:47 1

17. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


cant wait for the S4. loving my S3 to death.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 23:32

18. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Android, WP8, Tizen from Sammy.... I'm ready for an exciting year

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