Samsung net profit jumps 83%, hopes to sell 20mln Super AMOLED handsets in Q3

Samsung net profit jumps 83%, hopes to sell 20mln Super AMOLED handsets in Q3
Samsung announced 83% net profit rise year-on-year in the second quarter to $3.6bln. Demand was strong across the board, with a whopping sevenfold sales increase in its core semiconductors business. TV and panels sales also rose significantly, and the company announced it should be able to keep up with the demand for LCD and LED panels in Q3.

It didn't mention anything about the Super AMOLED demand, though, maybe because it hopes to sell 10mln units of both the Galaxy S and the Samsung Wave phones in this current quarter. Nothing wrong with wanting to keep your major advantage to yourself, especially considering that the average selling price of Samsung's handsets fell in Q2 because of the competition, despite the nearly 64mln handsets being pushed out.

The company is the world's second largest cell phone producer, but, similarly to the largest one, Nokia, most of the business comes from basic handsets - only 30% of the company's phones sold in Q2 were touchscreen, for example.

source: SamsungHub

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22 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes and the difference is that Samsung recognizes the awesomeness of Android.

12. thatdude1 unregistered

Please, Please PLEASE go and get yourself an android handset, already! Beg, borrow or steal if you have to! Just get off the "I hate Nokia" tirade! It's SO OLD, already!

14. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes yes I know that. But do realize that my experience with this handset was sorta akin to a trauma. You know - if a person experiences something for quite a long period - and that something affects him - he will not forget it soon. Using a phone with a resistive screen for over a year and a half now - I can say that this qualifies for the above experience. So even if someone just drops me a Galaxy S or a Droid X and takes away me current phone - I will not forget the time when I had to physically press at a plastic surface to operate my phone - and have it called a "touchscreen". Thats No touchscreen. Thats press-screen.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LOL. i used a resistive touch screen for a good while on my Voyager. There isnt anything wrong with them. Of course, my vibrant's screen is so sensitive that barely touching the screen to the point that icant really feel it still activates it. :)

19. ilia1986 unregistered

Well, maybe you're used to pressing on something - that was advertised as something that requires just to touch it - but I'm not. I had an opportunity to touch the sceen of the Google Nexus one. The difference was light and day! It felt as if the phone read my thoughts! That difference between pressing something and just touching it might not feel significant on paper - but it is a huge difference in reality. Just like when someone sells you a "Geforce" card - so the carriers sell you a "touchscreen" phone. And this is what maddens me. Here at least - no-one will bother to tell you which phone has a resistive touch-screen, and which has a capacitive one. And of course they don't allow anyone to actually try any device before buying it - so you're either stuck having what you bought - as was in my case - or you need to do extensive research yourself. Now, today this may not be so - but back in 2008 - understanding the difference between a resistive and capacitive touch-screens required some hefty research on a phone-by-phone basis.

20. thatdude1 unregistered

Still, your tirade is super old now. I have had HORRIBLE experiences when I owned an iphone 3gs and mytouch 3g, but I have not gone off my rocker as you have and blast all things iphone and android. I just won't purchase apple and android products anymore. You should adopt the same way of thinking.

22. ilia1986 unregistered

I am really struggling to understand how a device with 600MHZ, 256 MBs of Ram, a multi-touch enabled capacitive 3.5" screen with a very user-friendly UI and 225,000 different install-able apps can cause anyone more frustration than a device with a 412 MHZ processor, 128 MB of Ram, a resistive 3.2" screen with an awkward UI (compared to the former device at least) and probably less than 10k install-able apps. I am really really really trying hard to understand how an iPhone 3GS can cause anyone at least the same level of frustration as I have experienced with my 5800 for the past year and a half. Perhaps I will understand it one day.

2. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

But their phone are still crappy. Android or Non Android Cheaply made and breakable by just by looking at them wrong. But as I said before. Their TV's are still pretty good

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Jprop, you are clueless when it comes to SAMSUNG phones - their non-smartphones are pretty - SOLSTICE, for example - their JACK lineup has sold very well. Their CAPTIVATE with AT&T is a great phone - I won one - yes, AT&T did some stuff to it - but if you install the EURO ROM, then the phone becomes even faster and comes with even better apps. Seriously, how can anyone say that their GALAXY S phones are crappy?? Because it is not a DROID...lol, talk about being brainwashed....

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

"their non-smartphones are pretty " meant to write good at the end there, sorry

9. ilia1986 unregistered

Samsung phones are not crappy. I only discovered this several months ago - but it turns out that their early attempts to mimic the iPhone - namely the F480, the S8300 and all the others touch-wiz based - actually use a capacitive screen! At least they made their iPhone clones have capacitive screens! Something that clearly has not been made by some *other* company also mentioned in the article. I myself had a Samsung E250 - a pretty low budget phone. And it still had awesome design.

11. thatdude1 unregistered

You should have stuck with the Samsung handset. Then maybe you would get off your "I hate Nokia" foollishness.

13. ilia1986 unregistered

You are absolutely correct. Because the only thing I do with my Nokia 5800 besides calls and messages is the occasional game and the occasional Facebook status update. Something that the E250 could have done very well anyway. Sure, there is the Camera which is infinitely better, as well as a good radio - but these alone do not justify upgrading a handset which is 150% costlier than the one I had before. Knowledge is power. If I had the knowledge then - I would have gladly stayed with my Samsung E250.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow, what tool. Maybe he doesnt understand that the Galaxy's arent cheaply made. I have one.. its been dropped.. my fat ass has rolled over it accidentally while playing with my kids.. and its perfectly fine. The phone is so thin and light because of the reductions possible by the SUPER amoled screen and the humminbird chipset. get a clue before u get an opinion.

21. thatdude1 unregistered

As I have told you before....simply buy a new handset. The 5800 is WAY better than the samsung E250, even you know that. Knowledge IS power. So use that knowledge and add some cash to it and buy a new handset with a different operating system. I see you did not make an "apperance" when the article stating Nokia still has more marketshare than anyone else came out. It must really piss you off that Nokia is still the industry leader. Poor you.

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I wonder how many of these samoled screens will be sold on samsung phones.

6. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

Just my personal opinions of Samsung Devices. Don't get too upset by it. I've owned a few over the years including the Behold II and just did'nt care much for them. Unlike many who post on this site, I'm not trying to put anyones choices down. I'm just airing my own. If you like their products, keep on Truckin'. It's all good.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

no prob, j, sorry - and actually the CAPTIVATE is my first SAMSUNG and ANDROID phone...stay cool...

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The funny thing is that I still like HTC the best as I have owned an 8125, 8525, 8925 and the ARIA - I like ANDROID UI and replaced my TOUCH "GEE, GOLLY" whiz UI with Launcher PRO - love the 3d style when the apps launch all at once...

10. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Um as a tech for Sprint, Samsung phones are not cheaply made. I take apart nearly 30 a day. I can contest to that.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I dropped my CAPTIVATE.... once and it does not have single mark to show my clumsiness. They are very well made, even without a bumber. Plus, they are easy to FLASH ROMS onto, esp. if you use ODIN 3.0.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ur using the european ROM for the captivate right? I thought those werent supposed to work right with the vibrant/captivate. any issues?

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