Samsung expects to sell 380 million phones this year, double smartphone sales

Samsung expects to sell 380 million phones this year, double smartphone sales
So what do you do for an encore after a year in which you produced what many call the best Android smartphone ever and quadrupled your smartphone sales to 97.4 million from 2010? If you're Samsung, you just keep on growing. At MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Samsung president and head of Mobile Communications Business J.K. Shin said that the Korean based company plans on doubling its total handset sales to 380 million units. which would be a 16% gain over the 327.4 million rung up last year. In 2010, Samsung sold 280.2 million phones according to Strategy Analytics.

When it comes to smartphones, Samsung is the global leader, selling 97.4 million last year many of which were the Samsung Galaxy S II, which many call the best Android handset ever. 20 million units of the device have been sold in the past 10 months. While Samsung was able to top number 2 Apple, wihich had 93 million in sales last year, Samsung's figure represented an amazing quadruple from 2011's numbers. Samsung president Shin said that his company plans on doubling smartphone sales in 2012. One of the devices that Samsung will offer in an attempt to meet that target will be the Samsung Galaxy S III and while speculation swirls about what the specs will be on that device, it looks like the company has another winner with the recently launched phablet, the Samsung GALAXY Note.

source: Reuters


Related phones

Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)
GALAXY Note
  • Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

15 Comments

1. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Well good for sammy! All i know is that when SGS3 comes i will buy!

2. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

When things become too common they no longer are the cool thing. If there are too many Samsung devices other manufactured phones then become more desirable. Hope that they aren't going about this the wrong way.

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

the same could be said about but apple people line up on ther knees with there mouth open to get them

6. JonGarrett

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 06, 2011

too common? too many devices? are you kidding me. Samsung's many options is one of the reasons they're so sucessful. just look at their tablet lineup. some people dont want to lug around a full sized 10.1" tablet & think a 7" tablet is too small. no problem cause uncle Sammy has two other offerings between 7" & 10.1" already have a phone but need/want a tablet too but dont want to carry around an extra device....no problem, say hello to the Galaxy Note.

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I guess you havent heard.. that sammy saturation on the tablet world didnt do as expected..

4. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

If the SGSIII hits Verizon I won't hesitate to buy it, but only time will tell.

7. JonGarrett

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 06, 2011

You didnt like the Galaxy Nexus?

5. jessenicholson

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

For me its the note ! I want it but how much will it cost in the UK in December ? $30 per month ? Who can look into their chrystal ball for me ?

8. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

If the rumors about the SIII are real I don't have problems to believe that they'll reach those numbers no matter what Apple pulls out of the cylinder, although they'll do good too as always.

9. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

way to go sammy!!!! i just wish though you have the design team of sony!

10. WILDCAT1935

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 23, 2011

Too bad Verizon will still be selling the Droid brand and not the Sammy.

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Verizon has Samsung devices, they were just being stupid. The declined to sell what turned out to be the best Android device ever made, because they thought it would take away from the Galaxy Nexus. Whoever made that decision should be collecting unemployment, because I'm sure it's the same slapnut that ok'd the half baked, Blackberry Storm 1.

11. tiburonpineda

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Samsung is my #1 can't wait to put my hnds on the gs3, i been a galaxy guy since the Epic 4g now with my gs2 and my 10.1 tab, :)

13. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

im pretty sure thats the skyrocket hd on the right

15. ENIGMA

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

good luck samsung wish u all the best and to all supporting android brands the world should shall run on android apple shall die out platform SONY HTC NOKIA LG SHARP PANASONIC ZTE HUAWEI SAMSUNG TOSHIBA ETC....... WE ARE ALL ANDROID RESPECT KEEP IT UP WE LIKE THAT

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.