For all of 2011, Samsung sold more than 300 million handsets, including some featurephones. But the big story with the Korean manufacturer was the Samsung Galaxy S II which launched in May and sold 10 million units faster than any other Samsung mobile device. Samsung has some high hopes for the Samsung GALAXY Note which is a 5.3 inch combination of a smartphone and a tablet which has done well after being launched overseas. The device is expected to be offered in the U.S. with an LTE model being prepared for AT&T.
Also expected to perform well in 2012 is the Samsung Galaxy S III. Expected to be on display at the MWC next month in Barcelona, the Galaxy S III will have to be amazing to grab the spotlight from its very successful predecessor. There is speculation that the phone will feature a 4.6 inch 720p display with a quad-core Exynos processor. We could even see on the device a 12MP camera that captures video in 1080p. The phone will offer LTE connectivity.,
Between the Samsung GALAXY Note and the Samsung Galaxy S III, 2012 looks to be a big year for Samsung's smartphones. The company could sell as many as 170 million smartphones in 2012 according to BNP Paribas and Korea Investment & Securities, up from an estimated 95 million shipped last year.