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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. 

Source: Korea Times



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RE: A tale of two cities
By Rukkian on 12/27/2012 3:59:24 PM , Rating: 2
I could understand your point had I never had one of their phones. While in theory plastic is cheaper, it also has advantages: reception, protection (from being plyable), and weight.

I have a GNEX, and while my wife says it feels like plastic, I have had no problems with it, even though she and every other person I know with an iphone has cracked at least 1 screen. I have never used a screen protector and have absolutly no scratches or issues with the screen, have dropped it numerous times getting out of my car, and still have no issues.

Pick one up and use it for awhile and you may change your mind. Plastic is considered "cheap", but if it works very well with some added benefits, then why not?


RE: A tale of two cities
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/27/2012 4:27:17 PM , Rating: 2
He CLAIMS to OWN the GS3 yet still rants about it, why? It's not Apple.


RE: A tale of two cities
By Labotomizer on 12/28/2012 10:22:50 AM , Rating: 2
He never says he prefers Apple, and lists Motorola and HTC alongside them as having better build quality. I think your own personal bias against Apple is shading you from seeing that.


RE: A tale of two cities
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/28/2012 10:38:37 AM , Rating: 2
I have no bias, and it's quite apparent he is an Apple fan.....

Apparently you haven't read his previous posts.


RE: A tale of two cities
By Labotomizer on 12/28/2012 11:08:19 AM , Rating: 2
I don't pay enough attention, so you may very well be right. I was simply basing this off what was contained in this thread.

And it's okay to hate Apple, I dislike them quite a bit. But I understand why people choose it.


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