Samsung Hopes to Sell 390 Million Smartphones Next Year
December 27, 2012 10:50 AM
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Samsung aims high for 2013
With the final days of 2012 upon us, many companies are looking forward to “great success” in 2013. Samsung is expecting to sell 510 million mobile phones next year, which would represent a 20 percent rise compared to 2012.
Of the 510 million mobile phones it expects to sell, 390 million will be smartphones with the remainder coming from the sale of feature/budget phones.
"There are some possibilities that smartphone demand will slow in general. But we are seeing new demand for devices using Long Term Evolution (LTE),'' said Kim Hyun-joon, an executive at Samsung's telecommunications division."
Samsung also announced that it intends to build 240 million devices at its Vietnamese factory, 170 million devices in China, 20 million in India, and 40 million devices at its Korean factory. Samsung also plans to spend $2.2 billion upgrading handset factories in Vietnam by 2020 to boost output.
"By offering better pricing to consumers in developing nations, we will find new growth. This will also enable consumers in developed nations like North America and Europe to buy our LTE devices at more affordable prices,'' said a Samsung official.
Analysts are predicting that Samsung will dethrone Nokia to become the top handset shipper in the world for 2012. Nokia has held that title for 14 years.
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RE: A tale of two cities
12/27/2012 2:42:54 PM
Why is it that all the reviewers: phonedog, phonearena, cnet, engadget, the verge, GS3 OWNERS THEMSELVES and so on, have never had any complaints with the build quality and construction of the GS3? In fact, they/we have all said that the phone feels good in hand and pocket and it's solidly made.
So what are you talking about exactly? Oh, that's right...you don't know what you're talking about. You are someone with an opinion that doesn't matter.
RE: A tale of two cities
12/28/2012 10:20:54 AM
It could be argued that no opinion but your own matters. If you like the build of the GS3, then who cares what someone else thinks? We don't want a repeat of the Windows world from years past where it's one system to rule them all. That benefits no one. So if you like the GS3, great. That's your opinion. I personally think HTC, Nokia and Apple build more solid devices. That's my opinion. And so I make my purchasing decisions based on what I like, not what you like, not what the reviewers like. It's that simple. Why does everyone feel the need to have their opinion justified by other people's opinions?
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