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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 Labotomizer on 12/28/2012 11:06:22 AM , Rating: 2
Never owned a better phone. The keyboard is at least as good as SwiftKey and I prefer it over the iPhone/iPad keyboard because of the multiple autocorrect options. It's thin, light, feels good and ~340 ppi makes for an outstanding display. If I were on ATT I probably would have bought the 920 but after using a couple of them that my coworkers purchased, I'm truly happy I went with the 8X instead. And people comment on it all the time.

And if you have a kid, Kid's Corner is probably the greatest feature of all time. Isolated user account with access to specific apps and games, so she can't read/delete email and texts. Awesome.

RE: A tale of two cities
By retrospooty on 12/28/2012 2:39:23 PM , Rating: 2
Sweet. Cant wait to try it.

RE: A tale of two cities
By retrospooty on 12/28/2012 4:37:26 PM , Rating: 2
Forget that... Cant wait to see this...

5 inch 1080p Micro SD, and 6.9mm thin

RE: A tale of two cities
By MartyLK on 12/28/2012 4:55:41 PM , Rating: 2
This is good. All competition is good. This will help make Samsung and the others improve. The ceramic construction is more desirable than plain ol' plastic. Not as desirable as metal, buy hey, whatchagonnado?

RE: A tale of two cities
By TakinYourPoints on 12/28/2012 5:43:52 PM , Rating: 2
We'll see. I hope so, but while other companies improve the quality of their screens and chassis, Samsung continues to bury them. HTC and Motorola can keep improving their hardware but as long as Samsung keeps getting away with cutting corners on quality I don't see how they'll have incentive to improve.

Like, the gap in sales continues to widen, so I dunno...

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