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

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