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Samsung sold 20 million smartphones in 2010, expects to triple sales in 2011

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Samsung sold 20 million smartphones in 2010, expects to triple sales in 2011
The Samsung Galaxy S was the true engine of Samsung's smartphone sales last year with more than 10 million handsets of the series sold throughout 2010. Total smartphone sales stood at 20 million in 2010, but this is not even close to what the company expects this year. Samsung Mobile's very own JK Shin projected that number to triple to the amazing 60 million in 2011.

The smartphone portfolio was not the only reason of Samsung Mobile's success – the Samsung Galaxy Tab was also reported to reach its sales target of 1.5 million units last year.

“Our plan for this year is to sell 60 million smartphones and cement ourselves as a global top-tier brand in this segment. It will be important for us to establish stronger positions in regions such as Southeast Asia, China, and Central and South America instead of just relying on advanced markets,” JK Shin noted. In the third quarter of 2010, Samsung was the #1 Android smartphone provider in the US measuring by sales. But it is very popular in other countries as well. At home in S Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S outsold the iPhone and was the first to reach 2 million sold units.

source: Korea Times via UnwiredView

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posted on 11 Jan 2011, 10:38

1. Dangerdave (unregistered)


If they don't improve their product support keeping their products up-to-date then their sales are more likely to decline.

Today you have an article discussing the release of 2.4 and galaxy S devices are still at 2.1! Why would someone be interested in buying from a company with a record like this?

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 11:29

2. deeoh1084 (Posts: 48; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


I AGREE even though i'm a huge fan of samsung their support sucks butt i have samsung vibrant and thanks to XDA developers i was able to flash bunch of froyo roms on it but how come samsung can't do it if individual developers can do it in couple days, and weeks?? i'm thinking about switching to LG when optimus 2x or black comes out

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:23

3. Zizone (unregistered)


Galaxy S will be my last Samsung phone. They displayed some of the worst product support.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:26

4. sudutmata (unregistered)


I agree with bad support from samsung like the above comments. I have htc desire instead of galaxy s, and I guess I made the right decision, I got updated to 2.2 for desire in just a month or two, while it's very late for the samsung galaxy S. I must admit galaxy S is one awesome hardware. Then I bought this galaxy tab because it was one of the first good android tablet in the market. However I must admit, i am kind of dissapointed with the quality of galaxy tab, the browser sucks that I have to rely on other browser like firefox, no support from yahoo android mail client, and it crashes once in a while after running certain apps, and everything becomes very slow once it starts doing syncing of online accounts. What kind of android device is this? I never have my htc desire crashes like this galaxy tab. Well, since there are so many great tablet announced in CES, I guess it's about time for me to become samsung-free!

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