Samsung shipped 90 million phones in Q4, thanks to 'robust sales of the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge'

Samsung reported its earnings for the October-December 2016 fiscal fourth quarter, and it did very well, registering its third-biggest quarterly profit amount of nearly $8 billion. If it wasn't for the roughly $2.5 billion Note 7 writeoff for Q4, this past quarter would probably have been Samsung's best ever, despite all the political turmoil it is embroiled into at home. 

More than half of the profits can be attributed to the semiconductor business, while the mobile department contributed with about $2 billion of profit overall. That loot comes on the back of 90 million phones and 8 million tablets shipped, with the average selling price for phones registering at about $180, and profit of $24 per unit on average. 

This means that Samsung's profit from a phone sold trails Apple's significantly, which can be expected given that it also sells million of J-series and other low-end models, too. The reason Samsung sold so many phones compared to the 72 million in Q3? Well, "the mobile business saw its earnings increase year-on-year on the back of continued robust sales of the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, as well as improved profitability in the mid-to-low end segment." There you have it, all those S7 and S7 edge phones that went as replacements for the Note 7, or as its Blue Coral alternative, haven't been shipped in vain.

source: Xinhua



1. DellB

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Wow. Way to go Samsung.

27. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Wow just wow. Great stuff Sammy :)

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Poor haters thought the general public would "never trust a Samsung product again"

3. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Asamsung is geant empire Will return like the dragon with the S8

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Lol wut?

14. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Your English let me cried.

19. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Your's is even worse. "Your English let me cried?" My Word!

20. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think that might have been irony.

15. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

(Opps! Double posted)

4. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

Please release the S8 with a Google Edition version, i.e no Touchwiz.

9. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

They did with the S4 and it was an utter fail in terms of sales.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

True. The Google Play additions didnt do well. But the onky reason they didnt is because carriers order limited quanities and did subsidize them. With most peole doimg 2 year contracts at the time, no one qas gonna tru tonpay cash just to not get TouchWiz. Also Google Paly Edition phones simy sucjed without the TW features. If people domt want TW, root and install a custom rom. Samsung dowsnt need tonruin their phones by rwmoving TW. They are never going too so fools need to stop evenbring it up

26. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Do you honestly expect anyone to take you seriously, given the ridiculous amount of blatant spelling errors you make, practically every single time you post? You're embarrassing your Note 7.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Actually when I type it, those typos don't even be there. It is after I press "post comment" they appear. I kid you not!

36. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No It's not the only reason. The main reason is that ppl DON'T WANT the 'pure android', is because is lame and boring. The few freaks whining for 'pure android', and plenty updates, don't represent the ppl. Ppl want Samsung phone with a reason. Samsung phones are way ahead in functionalities than the 'pure android' BS, even without updates. Besides updates slow up the phones. Every phone,

5. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Wondering if it includes feature phone numbers also? Quite possible

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung doesn't make "feature phones". Can you show me one? Have you seen the sales of the Galaxy J? They were higher than even Samsung expected. In fact, this article says the J series could have outsold other Samsung series including the S. Yes I am aware this is an old article. But the new J is ever better than the last one and its being sold in markets where the S may not do as well do to pricing.

6. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

These numbers will be much higher for S8, if it brings beautiful design, useful innovative features, and free of lag operating system.

10. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I don't think Samsung will be able to use iOS.

16. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Did he mentioned iOS...?

21. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I didn't see him say no true multitasking, and nothing but app launching.

22. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I don't think Samsung needs the stale iOS.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If Samsung had IOS, Apple would be out of business!

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

These numbers include all phones(low, mid and high range), not just the S line. S8 numbers will be the same or smaller.

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Said this before, the note 7 explosion will not do any harm to them, but rather free advertisement to them. Even my mom said she wanted to check out some samsung phones after they were on the local news. Since the news even showed that the note 7 was water resistant.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Note 7 owners simply moved to the S7, just like Vista users moved to Windows 7. It was obvious Samsung woukd make all their money back with the S7 taking over Note 7 sales. But the Samsung hatimg PA and ignorant ass stupif Apple fanboys, expected Samsung to just go down in flames. They make over 50 phone models. One model.isnt goimg ro bring down a company, unless its the only product you make. Rhis iz why Apple fans are so ignorant. So.much for that high IQ BS. Good job Samsung ro recover from what others though woukd be a bad quarter. It certainly meqms thst at least 90% of Note 7 owners bought a Samsung anf moatly the S7 becaise you can move EVERYTHING from the Note 7 to any other Galaxy. Yrue seamless integration of Samsung products, which Apple no longer has...without stupod

46. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

90 million shipped, not 90 million sold. It tells half of the picture. Even BestBuy offers a free TV if you buy a S7 to them. It clearly states phones stagnates in shelves, with supplies not meeting demands it is clear they'll give away freebies just to sell S7 units or even TVs. And those 90 million S7 units were included in the Note 7 replacements, its not just standalone sales of S7.

12. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Where are all the haters and Apple worshippers who said Samsung was going down? Show your ugly faces here if you're the men.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They are staying away because the have to eat their words.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because as per usual, they won't win any arguments and now they look so foolish. High IQ's my @$$!!!!!!!!

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