Samsung sets a goal to sell 500 million devices in 2013

Samsung sets a goal to sell 500 million devices in 2013
Samsung has set a high goal for 2013 - its goal is to ship a whopping 500 million devices, a huge increase over the nearly 420 million it shipped in the past 2012. The information comes courtesy of Taiwanese DigiTimes’ supply chain sources.

Samsung has stopped announcing exact figures for its quarterly shipments and sales of devices and that makes it harder to estimate the company’s exact sales data. However the Korean company uses a number of panel suppliers for its low and mid-range devices and data seems to leak from there. One of the screen panel suppliers, Chinese BOE, is estimated to ship 10 million panels a month to Samsung.

In more affordable devices, Samsung is using traditional LCD displays, while for higher end devices the company manufactures its own AMOLED screens. It also gets panels for high-end smartphones from Sharp and Japan Display.

source: DigiTimes

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31 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

That's possible.

11. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

impossible because many people bought too many new devices in 2012.

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Well we will see in time. ;)

31. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

not to invalidate your opinion... it is indeed possible. there are people that are still holding onto their upgrade eligibility that purchased phones in 2011, 2010 and the years before that. Since Samsung has flooded the market; with at least 2 or 3 phones in every sized dimension 3.5 inch to 5.5 inches, phones beginning at $250- $700 retail and free to 299.99 on contract, Samsung has brand awareness and consumer mindset equal to Apple. the article also didnt limit it to cell phones there is the note and tab series of tablets, that also doesnt include the Nexus 10 ( even though its sold by Google the parts that matter are provided by Samsung) it can be done.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Samsung is selling very well because of Nokia's absence. Nokia did not adopt Android.. This would be one of the fatal mistakes in the economics history.

4. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Well that escalated quickly. No, like Elop says when Nokia (would of) entered the Android competition, Samsung was dominating (still is) and Elop believed Nokia didn't have enough resources, money and power to overtake or compete against Samsung. Also Nokia is trying to be unique by not choosing the Android platform which is used by everyone but Apple and Nokia. They are being hipster, lol.

9. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Dear, I used to think like you and believed Elop. But now, I realized the truth. Windows Phone is dead without Nokia. Everyone bought WP because of the great Nokia's reputation. If Nokia had adopted Android, few people would have cared about Galaxy, Nexus or Xperia. Just do a survey, and ask how many would buy Nokia with Android ? just see the answers. I asked 20 of my class mates that question and 18 of them told me they like Nokia and they left Nokia because Nokia does not have android phone, and they will surely buy Android Nokia phone.

13. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

It's all preference, supposedly analysts said Windows Phone will be the largest in 2016, that's possible. See how much Android exploded in the last three years? That's YOUR opinion, and I doubt people wouldn't of cared about Galaxy if Nokia was with Android, Samsung is huge right now.

14. Lillan45

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 03, 2013

Dream on !!!! mr Fanboy Even Blackberry 10 is Outselling Wp in USA and the UK!!!!

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Actually it didn't needed to adopt Android imo. They could've stick with Symbian for cheaper and Meego for high end phones. The ovi store had 50 000 apps at the time, and Meego was a better software than Android

20. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

It was a good choice to go with Windows. If lots of people go with Android. Google will be monopolizing the business. They will rule, Its good to have a competition. Now we have 4 way, Android to iOS to Windows to BB. Having live tiles is cool rather than the more common icons standard and some say generic. Wait and see after a few years, more dev. are sending new apps. it will pile up. and when that comes some people will go back to Nokia. 2016( @Timmehor), its not that far.

5. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

go tell your CO to adopt android

6. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Yeah, totally, i'll just fly over to Finland and tell Elop to switch to Android. Totally. But Nokia have invested a LOT of money, time and development into Windows Phone, and they are doing well, not the best, but well. As I said, going for Android would make a *yawn* instead of daring to go with Windows Phone. I yearn for the day where there is a larger variety of mobile phone OS's.

8. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

It was a mistake for Nokia not adopting Android before. However, WP8 is gaining traction in a hurry, and it works much faster on low end devices than does Android, which should help Nokia to recapture some lost marketshare, especially in the developing world. Also, Samsung typically doesn't innovate very well, and the SG IV is living proof. It's fast, and a good quality device, but certainly nothing ground breaking or worth bragging about...

3. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

yep it is possible

7. sprucex unregistered

Wow ur dumb HTC adopted Android and is on its last legs. Ur logic is more flawgic than anything else.

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

wow , ever heard of the HTC G1 ? the first Android phone? Samsung made java phones when HTC was on donut

10. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Completely not possible!!! Maybe the Samsung become over-confidence. Sony and HTC will lauch their new phones with snapdragon 800 very soon and Nokia world is not too far away.

22. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

impossible! phone companies nowadays are making innovations so that they can compete! it will be around 100 million (not sure)

23. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lol..Samsung was selling 120 million units per quarter, last year. Around 60 percent of that were smartphones. You are clueless

25. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

this is just my opinion, don't take it so seriously or you're afraid that you're hero will fail this year their are many great phones nowadays

28. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Or.. no. In fact I wish they drop a little, because resting on laurels is never good. And competition is always good

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, but I must say "MAYBE" possible. Sony have already success of making their super gorgeous flagship smartphone, oh, and HTC too! But, why I said "MAYBE"? Because everyone is still loving Samsung Galaxy smartphones right? Just walk on the city and you can see most of the people using Samsung Galaxy.......Samsung Galaxy...... ALL HAIL SAMSUNG, WE HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY SAMSUNG!

26. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

brainwashed ? no , Samsung just makes very good Smartphones,

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"BRAINWASHED" is a joke, because everyone love Galaxy smartphones, so I called it "BRAINWASHED".

29. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i agree ,for some reason some people don't see any other phones other than Samsung's and Apple's offerings

30. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, I think that you've also seen this before, every time Samsung and Apple stores are full of peoples, but HTC, Sony, BlackBerry stores are just...."empty".

32. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

They've had one sale from me so only 499,999,999 to go.

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