UBS: Samsung to sell over 60 million smartphones in the fourth quarter

UBS: Samsung to sell over 60 million smartphones in the fourth quarter
Brokerage firm UBS is forecasting that Samsung will sell 61.5 million to as many as 63 million smartphones in the current quarter. That would be at least a 5% increase from the 58 million sold in the third quarter, and is led by the Korean firm's red hot duo of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. It would be the first time in corporate history that Samsung has sold more than 60 million smartphones in a three month period. UBS sees 7 million of the smartphones sold being the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which has already sold 3 million units. That is up from an earlier USB forecast that 5 million Samsung GALAXY Note II units would be sold in the quarter.

UBS analyst Nicolas Gaudois says 15 million units of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III will be sold this quarter with 5.5 million of them sold last month alone. More than 30 million Galaxy S IIIs have been sold since its launch last May. While the Samsung Galaxy S III continues to rack up sales, there is talk that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be introduced at CES 2013 with a 5 inch display offering a 1080p resolution, which works out to a fantastic 441ppi pixel density. That matches the figures of the display on the just released HTC DROID DNA. As for the Samsung GALAXY Note III, the early water cooler talk is about a 5.8 inch screen with a pixel density in the 330ppi area.

The 61.5 million smartphones that UBS expects Sammy to sell from October through December include a range of low priced models, like the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, to high-end devices like the Samsung GALAXY Note II. There are some non-Android phones that are included, like a few bada flavored devices and the Windows Phone 8 Samsung ATIV S, but those are not expected to add too much to the total.

Samsung is currently the global leader in smartphone production, having surpassed Apple in the first quarter of this year when it sold 42.2 million units versus 35.1 million sold by the Cupertino based tech firm.

source: YonhapNewsAgency via UnwiredView



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Just gimme a Nexus 10 already.

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 946; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Same here.

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

And I'll be one of those 7 millions :)

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Is there any wonder why Apple is going thermo-nuclear on Sammy? Sammy is eating Apple's Lunch. And Breakfast. And Dinner.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Cupertino has to pay for those Samsung parts somehow.

6. MeoCao unregistered

And if Apple ever had a wife... :))

5. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Idiots sammy is selling alot more devices ranging from low-end to high-end note2. While Apple is selling only one so expensive device. Point is that samsung is gr8 company no doubt, while Apple is even gre8er selling almost 50 millions in one device.

10. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Not every company needs to be an elitist dips**t like Apple.

11. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

and there still major buggs in like some antenna signal issues or batterysoftwarebuggs or mapps samsung is better trust me if samsung would built just one smartphone holly s**t i swear that would f**k apple deep in his ass!!

12. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Its not one device... They have the 4 the 4s and the 5...that Makes it 3 devices of course still nothing compared to samsungs range but most of samsungs sale are the mid and high end...

15. almostdone

Posts: 441; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Please don't forget the Galaxy S3 outsold iPhone 4S in Q3! iPhone is NOT only one phone. That is just dumb it's like saying the Galaxy S1, S2 & S3 is one phone. The fact is Apple call all of its phones "iPhone" does not make it one phone.

7. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

when this Samsung GALAXY Note III with a 5.8 inch screen is out, I will be ready to sell my note 2 just like I did before when I sold my note 1 for the note2. This is the beauty of buying unlocked phone with no contract. I enjoy the freedom of buying the latest just ontime.

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

agree had a s2 sold that brought a s3 and will sell that to buy a s4

9. samsung4ever

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

good on you sammy show apple how we do things

14. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Galaxy s 2 is still selling a bunch too..millions actually

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