Samsung estimated to ship 350 million smartphones globally in 2013 for a 40% market share

Samsung estimated to ship 350 million smartphones globally in 2013 for a 40% market share
According to industry sources, Samsung is expected to ship half a billion handsets world-wide in 2013, with 350 million of them being smartphones. The sources claim that this information comes from internal Samsung estimates. With total global smartphone shipments for next year expected to be in the range of 860 million to 900 million, this would leave the Korean manufacturer with a better than 40% share of the world-wide smartphone market in 2013.

The anonymous industry sources have pointed out how Samsung's strategy of promoting its two flagship models, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II, to prop up its line of mid-range models, has worked out for the company. Unlike Samsung's expanding list of devices, some smartphone producers have been cutting back in order not to dilute their high-end models. In that category you will find HTC, LG, Motorola and RIM.

Other manufacturers are continuing the policy of releasing a wide range of devices including Sony Mobile, ZTE, Huwai and Lenovo. The industry sources note that Sony and Lenovo have yet to roll out the kind of flagship phone that can help "extend the life cycles" of the other models in a manufacturer's lineup.

source: Digitimes

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



31. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I got a Note 2 to replace N9 and am loving this big, beautiful device for reading, videos, games the lot.

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Now that is one seriously massive estimation. It would give more than 85 million units per quarter, leaving everyone else (Apple included ) in the dust. Even while I'm not THAT optimistic(up to 75M seems more likely to me ), I still believe this is a great time for buying Samsung stocks

7. deedee4527

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

I am trying to wait for the Samsung Galaxy 4 to come out before I buy another phone! The deal is that the phone I have right now is Samsung Galaxy S and I had to file a claim on it and the one that T MOBILE sent me had to be a refurbished phone because it is useless. I had to send the one before this one back because the sensor was messed up!! All in less than 2 wks. I trying to just deal with it but it drops calls and then at times redials numbers, pushes buttons while you are on the phone!

5. fullmonty

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

User-replaceable battery and expandable µSD card storage. The GS III & the Note II both have these two features that are not available on most other flagship phones. A clue to other manufacturers perhaps; hope they take the hint.

8. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I have a external charger and a extra battery. Not having yo plug my phone is is the best feature ever.

9. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012


2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Samsung makes good phones but I'd pick an Htc or motorola over a plastic Samsung any day. How is Samsung turning into such a juggernaut? And I know it's not just marketing.

3. stychill unregistered

i would go with motorola first, i like htc's design sense but i'd have to jump through too many hoops to get rid of their UI

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'd never go for anything Motorola after what they did to their customers with updating.

22. stychill unregistered

I guess with older models, but honestly i can't see that lasting for too long since they're owned by the creators of the android OS, i still expect verizon models to take long to receive updates, but that's mostly the carriers fault.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I would pick Moto first too....based on my wants n needs....but Samsung always has nice features, cameras, multi media features. Samsung is catering to the other stuff smartphone users want. Moto focuses on phone first, multi media 2nd.

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I agree that Motorola and HTC makes good phones with some premium material. But the plastic (as you say) is far better than that material which other uses. They are turning into juggernaut because of their enhanced software and hardware specs they in their devices. Ever heard about Note 2? May be that beast can answer all of your questions.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea....Its neck n neck between which company will release the newest hardware spec first...Samsung or HTC. I do give Samsung props for always seeming to be one step ahead with hardware specs. I had a G Nex...pure Android, so Samsung's influence was mostly hardware. And it didnt feel cheap or plasticky. And it fit better in my hand than my orig RAZR....and I liked my RAZR alot more than my G Nex. I picked the G Nex as one of the the best looking phones in recent years. Other one I picked was the iPhone 4. Yet I'm a Samsung and Android fanboy....according to some

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Can't wait to see what Mid-Range phones Samsung have for CES 13'. But I'm still anxious to wait for the GS IV

4. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i think the GSIV will sell alot better than the GSIII so i guess samsung will dominate more than 40% and with new phones... so posiibly 48-50%

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I believe it will be 60 - 70% next year and Windows phones will dominate the market as well along with BB10. Rest I don't care.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't see that ever happening. The possibility of getting hit by hillbilly aliens is greater than Windows phone and BB10 dominating. The iPhone has already made Blackberry obsolete with people who used to use Blackberries.

21. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

No matter what you say I don't give a f**k mate...!!

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course you do. You responded.

23. stychill unregistered

IOS is obsolete, its the least innovative of them all

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's because iOS 6 is the current one :D

26. stychill unregistered

so you're hoping for something groundbreaking in the next iteration, so am i choices are what i like. Apple's design and screen qualities are always good but i just don't find anything appealing about OS 5 - 6.

27. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

For some people iStretch 5 is a ground breaking innovation why because now you can fit 5th row of apps on that screen. And for some iOS is most advanced mobile OS, why because 1. Dead icons 2. You can't customize it 3. Maps (which you will never see again) 4. Siri (a big LOL to that) 5. You can use volume rocker button to take photos 6. Copied features from Android 7. And every update to this OS is crappier than the previous one....!!

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