Samsung sold 20 million smartphones in 2010, expects to triple sales in 2011

Samsung sold 20 million smartphones in 2010, expects to triple sales in 2011
The Samsung Galaxy S was the true engine of Samsung's smartphone sales last year with more than 10 million handsets of the series sold throughout 2010. Total smartphone sales stood at 20 million in 2010, but this is not even close to what the company expects this year. Samsung Mobile's very own JK Shin projected that number to triple to the amazing 60 million in 2011.

The smartphone portfolio was not the only reason of Samsung Mobile's success – the Samsung Galaxy Tab was also reported to reach its sales target of 1.5 million units last year.

“Our plan for this year is to sell 60 million smartphones and cement ourselves as a global top-tier brand in this segment. It will be important for us to establish stronger positions in regions such as Southeast Asia, China, and Central and South America instead of just relying on advanced markets,” JK Shin noted. In the third quarter of 2010, Samsung was the #1 Android smartphone provider in the US measuring by sales. But it is very popular in other countries as well. At home in S Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S outsold the iPhone and was the first to reach 2 million sold units.

source: Korea Times via UnwiredView

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