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UBS: Samsung to sell over 60 million smartphones in the fourth quarter

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UBS: Samsung to sell over 60 million smartphones in the fourth quarter
Brokerage firm UBS is forecasting that Samsung will sell 61.5 million to as many as 63 million smartphones in the current quarter. That would be at least a 5% increase from the 58 million sold in the third quarter, and is led by the Korean firm's red hot duo of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. It would be the first time in corporate history that Samsung has sold more than 60 million smartphones in a three month period. UBS sees 7 million of the smartphones sold being the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which has already sold 3 million units. That is up from an earlier USB forecast that 5 million Samsung GALAXY Note II units would be sold in the quarter.

UBS expects 7 million Samsung GALAXY Note II units to be sold this quarter

UBS expects 7 million Samsung GALAXY Note II units to be sold this quarter

UBS analyst Nicolas Gaudois says 15 million units of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III will be sold this quarter with 5.5 million of them sold last month alone. More than 30 million Galaxy S IIIs have been sold since its launch last May. While the Samsung Galaxy S III continues to rack up sales, there is talk that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be introduced at CES 2013 with a 5 inch display offering a 1080p resolution, which works out to a fantastic 441ppi pixel density. That matches the figures of the display on the just released HTC DROID DNA. As for the Samsung GALAXY Note III, the early water cooler talk is about a 5.8 inch screen with a pixel density in the 330ppi area.

The 61.5 million smartphones that UBS expects Sammy to sell from October through December include a range of low priced models, like the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, to high-end devices like the Samsung GALAXY Note II. There are some non-Android phones that are included, like a few bada flavored devices and the Windows Phone 8 Samsung ATIV S, but those are not expected to add too much to the total.

Samsung is currently the global leader in smartphone production, having surpassed Apple in the first quarter of this year when it sold 42.2 million units versus 35.1 million sold by the Cupertino based tech firm.

source: YonhapNewsAgency via UnwiredView

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:50 2

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2132; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Just gimme a Nexus 10 already.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:54 1

2. blingblingthing (Posts: 436; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Same here.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 17:59 3

8. AnTuTu (Posts: 863; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


And I'll be one of those 7 millions :)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 17:04 8

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5845; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Is there any wonder why Apple is going thermo-nuclear on Sammy? Sammy is eating Apple's Lunch. And Breakfast. And Dinner.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 17:06

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2132; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Cupertino has to pay for those Samsung parts somehow.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 17:33

6. MeoCao (unregistered)


And if Apple ever had a wife... :))

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 17:33 1

5. drdaly (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


Idiots sammy is selling alot more devices ranging from low-end to high-end note2. While Apple is selling only one so expensive device.
Point is that samsung is gr8 company no doubt, while Apple is even gre8er selling almost 50 millions in one device.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:56 1

10. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Not every company needs to be an elitist dips**t like Apple.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 19:40 4

11. doejon (Posts: 353; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


and there still major buggs in like some antenna signal issues or
batterysoftwarebuggs or mapps

samsung is better trust me if samsung would built just one
smartphone holly s**t i swear that would f**k apple deep in his ass!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 19:42 1

12. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Its not one device... They have the 4 the 4s and the 5...that Makes it 3 devices of course still nothing compared to samsungs range but most of samsungs sale are the mid and high end...

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 14:59

15. almostdone (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Please don't forget the Galaxy S3 outsold iPhone 4S in Q3!

iPhone is NOT only one phone. That is just dumb it's like saying the Galaxy S1, S2 & S3 is one phone.

The fact is Apple call all of its phones "iPhone" does not make it one phone.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 17:48 4

7. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


when this Samsung GALAXY Note III with a 5.8 inch screen is out, I will be ready to sell my note 2 just like I did before when I sold my note 1 for the note2. This is the beauty of buying unlocked phone with no contract. I enjoy the freedom of buying the latest just ontime.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 19:43 1

13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


agree had a s2 sold that brought a s3 and will sell that to buy a s4

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:52

9. samsung4ever (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


good on you sammy show apple how we do things

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 02:32

14. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Galaxy s 2 is still selling a bunch too..millions actually

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