Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 5:15 pm
Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S4 has been selling faster than any of its predecessors in the top-selling smartphone line-up.
“As of the end of April, we supplied four million Galaxy S4 handsets to telecommunication operators around the world,” an executive at the company said on Friday.
Samsung officially unveiled its latest handset on April 26 and had supplied 4 million units worldwide within five days. In contrast, it took 85 days for the company to shift 3 million of its S1 handsets, 55 days to do the same for the S2, and 21 days for the S3.Read more
Courtesy : english.chosun.com
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 5:23 am
The success of Samsung Electronics Co’s latest Galaxy phone, set to be launched in New York on Thursday, could hinge on a supply backup plan aimed at preventing a repeat of a costly snag for its premium smartphone last year.
Some analysts predict the new Galaxy S IV could top 10 million unit sales in the first month after its launch, so any hiccups in the smooth delivery of core components could be disastrous.
The risks are high. A simple manufacturing snafu involving unsatisfactory design of handset cases cost Samsung some 2 million units of lost sales in just a month after it launched the S III in May last year.
“There could be, again, a supply bottleneck due to tight supply of components… but I think any such disruption will be very brief, as Samsung is making a bigger bet on the S IV than on its predecessor with a backup plan to avoid such disruption,” said Greg Noh, an analyst at HMC Investment and Securities.Read more
Courtesy : uk.reuters.com
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 8:33 am
Sony Mobile today launched its 2013 flagship Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in Dubai, sounding warning bells for smartphones leaders Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc.
As reported earlier by Emirates 24|7, Sony unveiled the Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013.
The phone will be available in the UAE in the first week of March and will be priced at Dh2,499 (Xperia Z). The ‘superphone’, as Sony Mobile prefers to call it, is a water-resistant (can be dunked into water for 30 minutes), dust-resistant (so needed in dusty Dubai) and has a stamina mode that can quadruple standby duration.Read more
Courtesy : www.emirates247.com
Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Samsung Electronics this week said that its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone has surpassed 30 million global sales in approximately five months since its debut in May. Putting this number into perspective, during a similar selling period (150 days), the acclaimed Galaxy S II, launched in 2011, globally sold 10 million devices.
“The Galaxy S III continues to be a runaway favorite with customers around the world. Meeting this sales milestone in five months sets another record for Samsung, and we are extremely proud and yet motivated to continue to provide our customers with products that they love,” said JK Shin, president and head of IT and mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Galaxy S III was sold in twenty million quantity in 100 days after the beginning of sales. In average, the company has been selling over 190 thousand of flagship smartphones every day. While early in the lifecycle shipments of Galaxy S III were over 200 thousand units per day, even slightly slower pace is remarkable for an expensive handset.Read more
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it has sold more than 3 million Galaxy Note II smartphones in a little over a month after its launch, as the company vies to keep its lead over rivals during the crucial holiday quarter.
The South Korean firm, which was the world’s largest maker of smartphones in the July-September quarter, said it took 37 days for the oversize smartphone to reach the sales figure.
The Note II was released first in South Korea in September and in the U.S. and other countries in the following month.
Samsung’s Note category took off in the market, overcoming skepticism about its big size making it look awkward when held close to the face.Read more
Courtesy : www.courier-journal.com
Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 12:52 pm
Samsung Electronics 005930.SE +1.06%, the world’s largest smartphone maker by shipments, is trying to blur the lines between smartphones and tablets, by focusing on a category in between: the ‘phablet.’
Samsung’s efforts to stay in the lead in the increasingly crowded smartphone market and to keep its rivals–like Apple Inc. AAPL -3.42%–at bay by creating a hybrid, is surprisingly paying off. Sales of the latest version of its hybrid device, called Galaxy Note II, exceeded three million units in about a month since it was launched globally in late September, the company said Friday.
The figure is higher than sales of Samsung’s first Note device, which exceeded two million in sales in the first three months since it was launched in November last year, Samsung said.Read more
Courtesy : blogs.wsj.com
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) topped Nokia (NOK1V) Oyj and Apple (AAPL) Inc. as the world’s biggest seller of mobile phones for the third straight quarter, according to an industry study.
Samsung shipped 105.4 million phones in the three months ended September, 21 percent more than a year earlier, researcher IDC said in an e-mailed statement today. That gave it 23.7 percent of the market, compared with a 20.1 percent share a year earlier, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based research firm said. Samsung ended Espoo, Finland-based Nokia’s 14-year run as the global leader in the first quarter of this year.
Asia’s biggest consumer-electronics company also topped the global smartphone market with a share of 31.3 percent, trumping Apple’s 15 percent, IDC said. The Suwon, South Korea-based company has sold new models of its Galaxy product line and expanded in emerging markets to further its dominance in the handset market. Read more
Courtesy : www.bloomberg.com
Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 am
Samsung Electronics plans to unveil a smaller version of its popular Galaxy S III flagship smartphone in Europe on Thursday, the head of Samsung’s mobile business said, raising competition against Apple’s new iPhone.
The model will be in direct competition with the iPhone 5, which was unveiled in early September and boasts a bigger, 4-inch screen than its earlier models.
Samsung’s original Galaxy S III, unveiled in late May, has a 4.8-inch screen. Strong sales of the flagship phone helped Samsung post record $7.3 billion operating profit in the July-September quarter.
“We think there’s strong demand for 4-inch screen models in Europe,” a Samsung spokeswoman cited JK Shin, head of its mobile business, as saying on Wednesday. Read more
Courtesy : www.nbcnews.com
Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Expanding its dual-sim smartphone portfolio in India, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched of two new models.
The launch of ‘Galaxy S Duos’ and ‘Galaxy Y Duos Lite’ would spur the growth of dual-sim handset market in India, Asim Warsi, vice-president, Samsung Mobile said at a press conference.
With the new launch, Samsung now offers 5 dual-sim smartphones and a total of 13 smartphone models priced between Rs 6,990 and Rs 42,500, he said, adding that the company expected the smartphone segment to contribute more than 25 per cent to its total mobile volumes this year.Read more
Courtesy : businesstoday.intoday.in
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 6:27 am
There’s no stopping Apple or Samsung Electronics.
The two companies again dominated the smartphone industry, combining to capture 55 percent of the market and 90 percent of the profits in the first quarter, according to a study by ABI Research.
The numbers only further illustrate the growing divide between Apple, Samsung and everyone else. While Samsung leads the industry with 43 million smartphones shipped, Apple remains the leader when it comes to making money off of its products. The iPhone 4S continues to be the single best selling phone at most carriers, while Samsung’s Galaxy S III line is poised for its own breakout success.
The consequence, of course, is that the environment is even more treacherous for all of the other competitors. Nokia recently warned that its second-quarter results would disappoint once again, citing the difficult competitive environment, while HTC is still trying to get back to its high-flyer status with its One line of smartphones. Read more
Courtesy : news.cnet.com