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Samsung sold more than 300M phones in 2011

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Samsung has sold out over 300 million phones in this  current year, a first for the company’s history, the company stated on Sunday.

Samsung has obtained a title of the top smartphone manufacturer in the world in late October. Earlier the Apple crowned the title for a single quarter in this year. Before that, it was Nokia to occupy the title. Samsung shipped 27.8 million smartphones in the third quarter alone, accounting for 23.8 percent of the smartphone market. The company has sold a great number of  “dumb” phones as well.  Shin Jong-Kyun, President of Samsung Mobile, reported,

We are incredibly proud of this record-breaking sales milestone and have exceeded the annual target announced early this year, which is testament to the enduring appeal of Samsung phones with consumers around the world.

The firm sold about 280 million phones last year. The launch of the much expected, popular Galaxy S II line would be the reason for crowning the title. By September, the Galaxy S II line had shipped more than 10 million units around the world.

Next up for Samsung in the U.S. is the launch of the hyped Galaxy Nexus, which has a 4.65-inch screen and blazing 4G data speeds but still has not been given a release date. The phone was supposedly delayed because Verizon wanted Google Wallet software removed before the launch. Google, Samsung and Verizon’s last official comment about the release date said the phone would launch before the end of the year.

Source: venturebeat


The King Has Fallen: Samsung Dethrones Apple As Smartphone Leader

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Even before the Samsung Galaxy Nexus’s sale is started, Samsung succeeded in attaining the lead against Apple to become the largest mobile phone maker by  revenue in the third quarter of 2011. But Nokia still persist in crowning for mobile phone sales by volume, and for Apple, it has been pushed back by both Nokia and Samsung to take the number three spot in terms of revenue.

At the same time, Samsung has not disclosed the exact numbers, the Guardian spoke to Daiwa Securities technology analyst Jae Lee, who evaluates that Samsung has sold around 28 million phones in the third quarter, Whereas Apple has made only 17 million phones. Yet it is tough comparison to estimate because Apple releases a phone per year while Samsung launches quite a few more than that.

Samsung Galaxy S II has given its hands to achieve the goal of breaking the records in this quarter with sales of 14.9 trillion won up (US $13.5 billion) 37 percent from last year. While declining to offer sales figures for handsets, a Samsung representative conveyed that smart-phones sales had quadrupled the previous quarter, with overall handset shipments increasing by more than 20 percent.

With the result of  Gartner research, the Guardian figures out that 20 percent increase to be shipments of about 86 million handsets between July and September.  It is well known that Samsung is wrapped up in a massive legal wrangle with Apple and still it is capable of possess the crown. Considering Apple, the company’s  CEO Tim Cook intends strategies for Apple’s upcoming quarter, predicting record iPhone and iPad sales. The time will soon show whether the crown will be replaced or it will exist with the same corporation.

Source: techcrunch