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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 TakinYourPoints on 12/28/2012 5:29:39 PM , Rating: 2
Most "tech" reviewers don't know what proper calibration looks like. They wouldn't know what a colorimeter is if you showed one to them.

Then again, there are "techies" who like TN LCDs, who use that terrible motion smoothing on LCD HDTVs, etc etc.

Having an overly contrasty and saturated color profile is not a positive. Getting absolute black is great, my own HDTV at home is a Pioneer Elite Kuro, still the best black you can get in a consumer display, but getting it at the expense of proper color and contrast is ridiculous.

Again, its a good thing that other companies like Apple and HTC bother calibrating their screens properly.

RE: A tale of two cities
By TakinYourPoints on 12/28/2012 5:46:07 PM , Rating: 2
One of exceptions of course is Anandtech, but they are one of the few tech sites out there (maybe the only) that is the complete package.

RE: A tale of two cities
By MartyLK on 12/28/2012 5:45:14 PM , Rating: 2
by TakinYourPoints on December 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM Again, its a good thing that other companies like Apple and HTC bother calibrating their screens properly.

I've never trusted HTC about display tech since the whole S-LCD fiasco a couple years back. They sold the Inspire as a Super LCD equipped phone and it turned out the "S" was just a marketing term and nothing to do with actual advanced LCD tech.

They admitted to it in correspondence with a very irate XDA forum member, who posted all about it.

One thing I would never call HTC is actual high-quality. Their products, most of the later stuff, do tend to look sweet in style and design. But my experience hasn't been so favorable as to put their products anywhere near the league of Apple products.

RE: A tale of two cities
By TakinYourPoints on 12/29/2012 5:55:59 AM , Rating: 2
I can't speak to the overall quality of their internals (Tegra 3, ugh) but HTC's displays have improved substantially.

Anandtech's latest analysis of the One X puts them very close to the iPhone in quality and accuracy, and my eyes corroborate those results.

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