Samsung breaks its phone sales record: reaches over 300 million sold units in 2011

Samsung breaks its phone sales record: reaches over 300 million sold units in 2011
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 phone maker, Nokia. Samsung reported that it passed the 300 million threshold by the end of November. To put it in perspective, in 2010 the Korean company sold 280 million phones.

"We look forward to extending this success going into 2012," JK Shin heading Samsung's mobile division said.

The current sales figure for 2011 means that the company averaged nine handsets sold each second or 820,000 phones flying off the shelves each day.

While a big part of the sales comes from more affordable devices, Samsung confirmed that its Galaxy and most notably the Galaxy S and this year’s Galaxy S II were a huge contributor to the record sales. Nearly two months ago Samsung said its S II flagship sales went over the impressive 10 million units, again a new sales record for the company. The Galaxy lineup is the company’s trump card, helping push it past Apple and Nokia to the top of smartphone sales last quarter.

source: Chosun Ilbo via Reuters

FEATURED VIDEO

28 Comments

1. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

First. And yet, they still have problems with their phones.

2. TheMegaDinesen

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

First you are and yet you still have problems in your mind. :/

13. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

boohoo

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

what are you FOUR

14. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

You're just made you weren't the first to comment.

18. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

u mad how is your perfect phone doing with battery life and the 4 with the antennagate lol

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Go Sammy thIs is just the beginning, can't wait for the galaxy s 3 :)

21. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Me too waiting for S3 flagship

4. whatAdumbASK

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 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: Dec 05, 2011

Whole world is idiotic, only MS folks are smart and they all use WP7. 5.... True story...

7. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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: Apr 16, 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: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

12. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

tl;dr

15. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

It's sad you have to thumb yourself up. lol

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You must suck in school if you thought that was too long.

25. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Long, pointless, idiotic, ignorant...I can keep the list going on what I thought about that overly long comment.

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Apr 06, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Jun 23, 2011

All Samsungs look the same, and TW is ugly.

17. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

yesssssssssssssssssssss

19. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

I LOVE SUCCESS. I LOVE PROGRESS. I LOVE EXCELLENCE. I LOVE SAMSUNG!!!

20. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung please bring some WP outside U.S please...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

great job samsung. look more than one person can have a record year. yaay!

28. dragonnub99

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

in the end with all the phone battle the winner is still the consumer

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.