Samsung breaks its phone sales record: reaches over 300 million sold units in 2011
0. phoneArena 12 Dec 2011, 02:54 posted on
Samsung Electronics said that it had already broken its sales record and has sold over 300 million phones in 2011, a first for the company which is closing the gap between itself and the world’s biggest…
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1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
First. And yet, they still have problems with their phones.
2. TheMegaDinesen (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
First you are and yet you still have problems in your mind. :/
14. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
You're just made you weren't the first to comment.
18. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
u mad how is your perfect phone doing with battery life and the 4 with the antennagate lol
22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
he cant tell.. i heard he was on his way to the eye doctor to get new glasses so he could see his tiny screen. :) :) :)
3. shy2papa (Posts: 222; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)
Go Sammy thIs is just the beginning, can't wait for the galaxy s 3 :)
4. whatAdumbASK (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
they better not screw up with the sgs3 since they set their own bars so high. Hey Mr.Charlie Kindel if android and sgs2 sucks so much how would you explain these sales?
6. nuadar1 (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Whole world is idiotic, only MS folks are smart and they all use WP7. 5....
7. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
That great news for ZTE and Huawei since they are going to take share from Samsung. It's sad that Samsung does the heavy lifting of creating new designs and markets ONLY to have low cost OEMs steal away Samsung's share in the next two years. Samsung knows that the OS (android) is free and there is nothing stopping ZTE or Huawei from using alternatives. Lastly, with Samsung adjudicated as a copyist, it gives fresh ammo for ZTE or Huawei as in if Samsung could do it, so can we!!
You can see it, if Samsung wants to charge $600 for a handset, the carrier counters by saying a comparable ZTE or Huawei handset would go for $500. If Samsung asks for $400, the mainland Chinese firms will be happy with $320. At the end of the day, Samsung just can't compete because they have minimum ROIC requirements while the mainland Chinese are happy as pigs in mud with razor thin margins. Samsung will have to surrender the lower end of the android market, and then the more share as these firm get more aggressive.
8. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Oh yeah -- my "motorola" Triumph is really a huawei device with the motorola moniker. And huawei is already selling a handset with android 4.0.
Samsung, you need to watch your back -- you created the gameplans so others can use it.
9. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Yeah, they're doing a horrible job of competing right now! Instead of celebrating, what Samsung needs to do is just stop making phones altogether. Close up shop. And just allow ZTE and Huawei to take over the low and high end markets. :/
Dude, a simple "Good job Samsung" would have sufficed.
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7250; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Android would never be where it is now without quality manufacturers like Samsung. Low end phones have been hurting Android more than they've been helping-plenty of people are switching to iPhones from Android because they've been buying low end phones that suck. If all Android phones were low end pieces of crap, then Android would have died out last year. It's not though, because of quality phones being put out. If ZTE and Huawei put out QUALITY phones at a low cost, then yes, they'll take over. However, if their current lineup is any indication, they'll settle for a low place on the totem pole.
People will buy the best quality they can at the price they can afford. This is a basic economic truth.
15. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
It's sad you have to thumb yourself up. lol
16. Sniggly (Posts: 7250; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You must suck in school if you thought that was too long.
25. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Long, pointless, idiotic, ignorant...I can keep the list going on what I thought about that overly long comment.
23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
like normal, Dr Negative is here to spoil the party.
Sorry ardent, but i have yet to see a single person rushing into the store going "man i just have to have that new el cheapo huawei phone!" (and Tmobile does sell them).
You know what the vast vast majority of our android sales are??? SAMSUNG. They have the ultra high end (sgs2) covered, the middle high (SGS1) and the low (exhibit2) covered. You get better hardware and more value per dollar in each category by using a samsung. Concidering we have probably 15 android sets for sale + blackberry and wp7, and 60-70% of all smartphone sales are samsung, that should tell u something.
But of course, your not hearing it. your just spouting off baseless crap to try to scare people, because your sooooo frikkin negative.
26. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Negative, really? Really? Really? Negative because Samsung tends to make crap phones that have poor radios or negative because Samsung takes forever to update their phones? Take your pick.
27. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I wasnt talking about you mizzy, i was talking about ardent
you are way too cute.. lol. j/k i cant take you seriously miz, you are a parody of a fanboy. a parody of taco50 if u wanna think of it that way. i think he really believes what he says. I dont really think you do. maybe its the avatars.. lol
11. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
All Samsungs look the same, and TW is ugly.
19. aries.phills (Posts: 139; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I LOVE SUCCESS. I LOVE PROGRESS. I LOVE EXCELLENCE.
I LOVE SAMSUNG!!!
20. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Samsung please bring some WP outside U.S please...
24. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
great job samsung.
look more than one person can have a record year. yaay!
28. dragonnub99 (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
in the end with all the phone battle the winner is still the consumer