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Samsung expecting record smartphone sales in Q4

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Samsung expecting record smartphone sales in Q4
Samsung is expecting to post record smartphone sales in the last quarter of 2011, which will be a huge factor in the company’s positive results for the Holiday trimester. In the third quarter of 2011, Samsung zipped past Apple to become the world’s largest smartphone maker and in Q4 smartphone sales could reach the whopping 35 million, nearly 25% more consequentially.

Samsung will release its quarterly guidance on Friday, with the official results ringing in late January. Analysts expectations point to Samsung ending the quarter with nearly $4.1 billion (4.7 trillion won) in operating profit with revenue of 46.2 trillion won.

"Its smartphone business is now a main growth driver, and has also lifted growth of its component business. But the biggest challenge is whether it can hold onto its smartphone market share against rivals. Any retreat in phones could also be detrimental to mobile chips and display operations," Lim Do-ri, analyst at Solomon Investment & Securities, said.

The Samsung Galaxy S II and the recently released Samsung Galaxy Nexus are one of the hottest Android smartphones on the market right now, and in 2012 the Koreans are expected to bring the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note to the States. At CES, the company would also possibly unveil new devices, and everyone is hoping for a successor to the Galaxy S II.

Samsung is Asia’s most valuable company and the world’s largest tech company by revenue. In 2012, the Koreans are projected to see record smartphone sales of 170 million units. Samsung remains the only profit-making DRAM chip maker, and its TV business could also contribute to a very strong Q4, so stay tuned.

source: Reuters

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 03:46 2

1. rami167 (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Sales and Sales , why can't they work on ICS updates first for S2 and other 2011 smartphones...dammm

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 03:52 1

2. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


lol i feel ur pain too

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 14:48

12. taz89 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 03 May 2011)


well considering the recent leaks they are working on ICS for the s2

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 04:02

3. rami167 (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yup Its been 7 months I purchased and I am still stuck on 2.3.3.
I wish apple could offer such hardware with their IOS , so i dont have to wait for so long.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 04:11 1

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Lol sorry to hear bout that

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 04:43 3

5. musi722 (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


can just sales , why? why doesn't samy leave ICS for galaxy s
hmmmmmmm maybe they just want money!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 05:28

6. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


"Samsung is Asia’s most valuable company and the world’s largest tech company by revenue"
Got it!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:45 2

10. musi722 (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


really ! more like a trashy joke !
see 2011 brand z chart i hope it can help you find out!
oh I'm forgot , tech with out money means nothing!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 07:37 1

7. rizzell (Posts: 9; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I know most of the revenue in Q4 came from the SG2 and the nexus but I wonder how much of the revenue was lost from people returning the nexus because it a piece of crap.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:02 1

8. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


LOL! Nice one but try to troll harder next time!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:05 1

9. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Sir, You are a piece of Crap.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:44

11. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Wow, record smartphones sales, but they're expecting hardships in 2012? Hahahahahahaha.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 14:51

13. taz89 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i think they are expecting hardships in other sectors of their business...remember samsung are involved in more than just mobile...if you want a list of areas samsung are involved in then just google it.

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