The year is not over yet, but Samsung has great reasons to rejoice, as the company managed to sell a number of over 300 million mobile phones already.
The company has registered solid growth when compared to last year’s sales
, which reached 281 million units, and is expected to grow further more.
However, it appears that the vendor was not capable of taking advantage to the full of Nokia’s fall, since the Finnish giant has lost significant market share all around the world due to the transition to a new smartphone OS.
Samsung is currently the second largest mobile phone maker in the world, and is striving to become not only number one vendor, but also the leading smartphone maker globally.
The company’s latest smartphones have proved highly successful. We’re referring here to the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II devices, which were sold in over 10 million units each in 2011 alone.
During the third quarter of the year along, Samsung managed to sell a number of almost 28 million smartphones
, leaving behind giant Apple and its iPhone devices.
However, the Galaxy smartphones (including Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy R, Galaxy Note or the newer Galaxy Nexus) were the best sellers, though bada and Windows Phone devices helped the number grow up as well.
Reaching sales of 300 million handsets is an important milestone for Samsung, which has been in the business since 1988. It managed to sell over 1.6 billion devices in the timeframe.
At the moment, Samsung leads the LTE market with around 33 percent share around the world, and 67 percent market share in South Korea.
With such impressive numbers, it’s no wonder that Google chose Samsung to release two of its Nexus devices, the latest of which, Galaxy Nexus
, landed on shelves in mid-November with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform on board.