Samsung sells over 300 million phones in 2011

Samsung sells a lot of mobile phones. How many? Reuters reports that the company announced today that it has now sold over 300 million mobile handsets for the first time in Samsung's history. In fact the 300 million sales mark was reached at the end of November, which means that that number could be much higher by the end of 2011.

In 2010, Samsung sold 280 million handsets worldwide. The company is now the second biggest seller, in terms of volume. Much of the sales success in 2011 came from sales of the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones. The Android-powered Galaxy S II has now sold over 10 million units since Samsung launched the phone back in April. The phone only went on sale here in the US last September.

Samsung's next big flagship phone is the Galaxy Nexus, which is the first smartphone that runs on Google's Android 4.0 operating system. The smartphone went on sale in the UK and other parts of Europe at the end of November and last week went on sale in Canada. The smartphone is supposed to be sold here in the US via Verizon Wireless. However, as we have reported before, Verizon has yet to put the Galaxy Nexus on sale, despite reports that the phone is in stock in at least some of Verizon's retail stores.

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Great! Now can Samsung stop coming out with a new phone every 7 days and support existing products longer and better with more software upgrades?

xpclient said,
Great! Now can Samsung stop coming out with a new phone every 7 days and support existing products longer and better with more software upgrades?

Lmao is that a joke?

Dreams and wishes don't come true

KingCrimson said,
Wake me up when Samsung is making even 20% of mobile industry PROFIT.

Wake me up when you stop posting the same thing over and over.

Trueblue711 said,
Don't forget that Samsung is also selling flash memory and processors to Apple for the iPhone.

Which makes very little profit. Samsung is a high revenue, low margin company. The real value add which makes MARKUP is putting it all together like Apple.

KingCrimson said,
Yet Apple makes 66% of mobile industry PROFITS.

There's a formula somewhere that can extract the amount of tools in the world from that number.

KingCrimson said,
Yet Apple makes 66% of mobile industry PROFITS.

Congrats, but this is about a Samsung milestone, not a shoot at Apple business.

What happened to "Samsung says it will stop reporting shipment figures or forecasts for competitive reasons" reported back in June? Or is it now "we will report numbers when we want and we will report the numbers that suit us most".

Anyway this number is meaningless , tell us how much your 50$ low end phones make this figure and how much your high end 500$ smartphones take of this figure.

At least it's sales numbers and not shipment numbers this time!

Even Nokia sold more phones than Samsung since only q1 of 2011 they sold 108 million units, 88 million units in q2 And 106 million units in q3, so Nokia sold Maybe 100 million units more than Samsung in 2011

How is Samsung 300 units for the whole year news worthy?

What are they trying to tell us?

Can someone enlighten me?

parisp said,

How is Samsung 300 units for the whole year news worthy?

What are they trying to tell us?

Can someone enlighten me?


Are you blind??? 300 MILLION UNITS! Not 300!

parisp said,
What happened to "Samsung says it will stop reporting shipment figures or forecasts for competitive reasons" reported back in June? Or is it now "we will report numbers when we want and we will report the numbers that suit us most".

Anyway this number is meaningless , tell us how much your 50$ low end phones make this figure and how much your high end 500$ smartphones take of this figure.

At least it's sales numbers and not shipment numbers this time!

Even Nokia sold more phones than Samsung since only q1 of 2011 they sold 108 million units, 88 million units in q2 And 106 million units in q3, so Nokia sold Maybe 100 million units more than Samsung in 2011

How is Samsung 300 units for the whole year news worthy?

What are they trying to tell us?

Can someone enlighten me?

Glasses.

parisp said,
What happened to "Samsung says it will stop reporting shipment figures or forecasts for competitive reasons" reported back in June? Or is it now "we will report numbers when we want and we will report the numbers that suit us most".

Anyway this number is meaningless , tell us how much your 50$ low end phones make this figure and how much your high end 500$ smartphones take of this figure.

At least it's sales numbers and not shipment numbers this time!

Even Nokia sold more phones than Samsung since only q1 of 2011 they sold 108 million units, 88 million units in q2 And 106 million units in q3, so Nokia sold Maybe 100 million units more than Samsung in 2011

How is Samsung 300 units for the whole year news worthy?

What are they trying to tell us?

Can someone enlighten me?

If you read past first sentence, you would see it happened first time in their history. That's why it's news worthy, if you couldn't figure it out on your own,

parisp said,
How is Samsung 300 units for the whole year news worthy?

What are they trying to tell us?

Can someone enlighten me?

You're either completely blind, or a troll. Not even a very good one at that.

Sad that in the UK at least they only advertise their Android devices and only came out with one WP7 phone which was barely advertised in the UK and used a name they have already used before. I think they are bringing out two new focus phones to the US only and only one new Omnia phone in the UK which hasn't been released before Christmas.

Awesome news for Samsung (and shareholders!), glad to hear it. I'm a Motorola guy personally, but I must say, the build and screen quality of Samsung phones is well up to par with the best. I hope they can continue this trend in the coming years!

GO ANDROID & WINDOWS 8!

Breakthrough said,
Awesome news for Samsung (and shareholders!), glad to hear it. I'm a Motorola guy personally, but I must say, the build and screen quality of Samsung phones is well up to par with the best. I hope they can continue this trend in the coming years!

GO ANDROID & WINDOWS 8!


What has Windows 8 to do with mobile phones?

linsook said,

Synergy. It will all come together finally.

Can't wait to have a phone that I can hook up to my tv and use as a PC.

articuno1au said,

Do me a favour. Multiply 300 000 by 5 and tell me if the number is larger than 100 million..

What? This article states that 300 million Samsung phones were sold this year, not 300 thousand. Where are you getting 300,000 from?

Hardcore Til I Die said,

What? This article states that 300 million Samsung phones were sold this year, not 300 thousand. Where are you getting 300,000 from?

What? Zero has no value. Where are you getting your 30 million from?

Hardcore Til I Die said,

What? This article states that 300 million Samsung phones were sold this year, not 300 thousand. Where are you getting 300,000 from?

I know...at this point I've given up on getting even an acknowledgement from Whats-His-Face who has problems with multiplications...