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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: Who cares when you put a case on it
By Mint on 12/28/2012 12:13:56 PM , Rating: 2
It's easier to make plastic products than it is to craft quality from metal.
No, it's easier to tell people that they don't need expandable memory (while charging outrageous markups for higher capacity) or an easily switchable battery than to make a phone with that ability while still being slim and feeling decent.

Samsung doesn't want to work hard for revenue.

Samsung doesn't work for higher revenue? Since the original iPhone, nobody has put more innovation into smartphones. OLED is going to take over the entire display market in 5-10 years. Samsung was the first to take the mainstream plunge on large displays when Apple told everyone that 3.5" is ideal. The Note 2 is the most innovative phone on the market. Smart Stay is one of the most useful features out there.

Function trumps form any day of the week.

RE: Who cares when you put a case on it
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/28/2012 12:16:34 PM , Rating: 1
It is simply amazing the stupid shit that comes out of his and other AppleTools mouths..

RE: Who cares when you put a case on it
By MartyLK on 12/28/12, Rating: 0
RE: Who cares when you put a case on it
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/28/2012 1:01:43 PM , Rating: 1
In my head? Hardly, I could give 2 fucks if you got hit by a bus tomorrow.

RE: Who cares when you put a case on it
By MartyLK on 12/28/2012 1:53:15 PM , Rating: 1
Well okay then. Now shut your pie hole, sit down and learn something for once in your life.

RE: Who cares when you put a case on it
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/28/2012 2:27:36 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure who you think you are to tell me to "shut my pie hole and sit down and learn". You are nobody, that's who.

You are just some loser on the internet who thinks he is important just like the rest of the Apple losers.

By MartyLK on 12/28/2012 12:42:11 PM , Rating: 2
by Mint on December 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM quote: Function trumps form any day of the week.

How silly of me. No wonder Apple didn't *ever* dominate the market and has never sold more that a handful of iPhones since it was released. No wonder there aren't lines all over the world for the release of new versions. And some of them happily handing over body parts to own one. No wonder the iPhone isn't embedded in nearly every facet of life and industry. No wonder the accessory makers forgo producing for the iPhone and iPad because there just isn't enough of them around.

Yeah, who the hell would want a well built, super-high-quality product? [smacks head in wonderment]

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