Samsung to ship 350 million smartphones in 2016?

Samsung to ship 350 million smartphones in 2016?
After shipping 324.8 million smartphones last year, Samsung is expected to ship 350 million units this year according to industry sources. That would be a 7.8% gain in deliveries during 2016, and would keep Samsung on top as the world's largest smartphone manufacturer. Sammy shipped 81.9 million units in the first quarter of this year, followed by a 6% sequential decline to 77 million during the second quarter.

To reach the 350 million phones predicted to be shipped this year, Samsung will have its work cut out for it. The manufacturer will have to ship 191.1 million handsets in the second half of 2016. The fourth quarter will include the holiday shopping season, which might be a big help for the company.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge together accounted for 27 million phones shipped in the first half of the year. To illustrate how much the smartphone market has grown over the years, back in 2010 Samsung was hoping to sell 25 million smartphones for the entire year!

Samsung will get help in topping last year's smartphone shipping figure from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The heavily anticipated tablet will be unveiled on August 2nd during the Samsung Unpacked event in New York City. The phablet features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Snapdragon 820 chipset powers the device in the U.S., with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside with the same 12MP rear camera and 8MP selfie snapper found on the Galaxy S7 line. A 3500mAh battery keeps the lights glowing, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The device will feature both a fingerprint scanner and an iris scanner.

Besides the Galaxy S7 line and the Galaxy Note 7 phablet, the industry sources say that the Samsung Galaxy J line will help the manufacturer ship 350 million smartphones this year.


source: Digitimes

FEATURED VIDEO

19 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

6 more days boys

8. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Nothing special, just the same S7 specs with bigger wider screen and Spen features. It's not that it's gonna have 4000Mah, with 6 or 8gb Ram. Other Android vendors have 4000Mah on thier 5.7/6.0 screen.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

iris scanner? new UX? UFS card? thats already beat whatever new feature iPhone7 has.. while SD821 is only slightly better than SD820, maybe samsung's new exynos can give a twist.. and maybe usually note have slightly better camera than S

15. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

I also expect note to have some improvement atleast on Cam

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

IP68 certified. USB Type-C, which brings its own speed and faster charging...which Apple's Lightning port brought only more speed. Doesn't charge any faster though. lol I'm curious, once the iPhone is IP68 rated, has fast wired/wireless charging, an instant focusing camera and other similar features like split-screen and floating windows...what will they be saying then?!

12. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

And S7 is already as good as most of us wants. Note 7 is gonna rock. And Exynos 8890 will be still a better deal than SD 821.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because people buy the Note solely on specs?

2. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That's huge..

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's gonna be a long six days. Can't wait!

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

TYPO!, 4th paragraph second sentence, you say Tablet instead of Phablet.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I still find it hard to believe that Sammy is putting a smaller battery in the bigger N7 than what's found in the S7E, the same SD820 and not the upgraded SD821, same camera, and same amount of ram. The N7 is no more than a blown up S7E with a smaller battery at that, I hope the rumored specs are wrong because that will be kinda of a let down if they aren't.

9. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

That's what really is pissing me off. Even the iP7 will have the ugly IP6 design, which I skipped, and got the sexy iP5SE. It will be a big let down by both companies.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The iP7 is a huge let down and the N7 is looking like it will be too.

13. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Lol.. iP5SE

14. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Outside USA, Exynos 8890 is still gonna Rock. I do not think SD 821 will be able to match Exynos 8890 in speed test.

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Outside the US the N7 is supposedly getting the better E8893 and I think the SD821 could outperform the E8890 in a speed test, given that it is more like a true quad core SOC than the SD820 because the power saving cluster in the SD821 actually have performance clock speeds.

5. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

As long as headphone jack doesn't go away. Sells will go up

6. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

What?

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

22M - 2010 94M - 2011 214M - 2012 316M - 2013 312M - 2014 325M - 2015 80M+ phones per quarter since 2013 So much for market saturation. Maybe some people just aren't buying other OEM's poor excuse for phones. The S7 is the phone to beat. You need a fast-focusing, better low-light picture taking, water-resistant, expandable storage, dual-curved, top display having, fast charging having device to even measure up. As Jim Curry (Riddler/Edward Nigma) asked Bruce Wayne (BatMan)...how does it feel Apple to be out-classed, out-quaffed and outdone in every way? The Galaxy S is a great phone and the Note builds on that. Buy what you like, but all the fairy dust in the world won't change the fact of what phone is truly the trend-setter.

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.