Strive 500. That equals 30,000 handsets per hour and 720,000 per day — some spectacular numbers certainly.
At its This autumn buyers steerage, the South Korean firm mentioned it expects to make $8.3 billion in Q4 profits when the earnings report comes out later this month, Reuters reported.
The expansion has been unbelievable: Samsung’s working revenue elevated 89 p.c from this time one yr in the past. The forecast would mark the fifth-straight document quarterly revenue.
In line with Reuters, Samsung was ready to stay ahead of Apple partly as a result of it debuted 37 completely different telephones last yr, whereas its rival launched simply one iPhone. These 37 telephones ranged from high-end to low-end so to match the area the place gadgets have been sold — what the folks dwelling there most well-liked and may afford.
LG launched 24, HTC with 18, Nokia at 9 and Apple with only one new gadget last yr. Samsung’s top-shelf cellphone, the Galaxy S3, surpassed the iPhone5 as the best-selling smartphone in the world earlier last yr. Gross sales of the S3 dropped, however the firm sold 8 million Observe II phablet gadgets to assist enhance Samsung’s whole smartphone shipments to 63 million in This autumn.
Analysts warn that these numbers may drop in Q1 this yr as a result of the Galaxy S4 received’t debut till March or April. Nonetheless, Samsung’s smartphone shipments are anticipated to extend regardless.
Samsung, which is valued at $230 billion, is perhaps the undisputed champion of smartphones and a tech kingpin by that point. However will Apple, LG, or — dare I say it — Nokia’s Windows Phone assist dethrone Samsung?
What do you assume?
Editor’s be aware, Jan. 9: Samsung sold 62 million smartphones in This autumn, not for all the yr. They sold 215 million smartphones in 2012.
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