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 8:51:26 PM
I love my GS3, Nexus S and Focus, but to add to what you said, the GS3 isn't as secure in damage tests than the iPhone 5. The GS3 consistently suffered broken glass when dropped and the iPhone 5 suffered only marks and scars.
The Samsung fanboy club has always been very vocal about Galaxies being sturdier and less damage-prone because of being made of plastic while the iPhone 4 suffered serious damage because of the glass-on-metal design.
No longer can the ignorant fanboys speak up because, when they do, the test results will be shoved down their throats.
Just one of many test sites with no indication of being related to an Apple site. Didn't want to give the little buggers reason to scream favoritism.
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