Let's face it. Techy or not, we all have that gut feel that Samsung must be doing well in the market.
I mean, you walk around the mall and you see people flaunting their Samsung handsets. (Heck, even the mall holiday giveaway prizes are Samsung devices; Samsung Galaxy Tab or SGY, right?!) You open the TV and you get bombarded with Samsung handset ads. You drive along EDSA and you see all of those Samsung Galaxy Y billboards.
That's just how it is.
Well, I just got this press release from the Korean company that confirms everyone's speculation:
Today, Samsung announced that it has officially achieved annual mobile handset sales of 300 million units for the first time in the company's history.
"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," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
Samsung’s 2011 sales results cap a hugely successful year for Samsung across its entire handset portfolio. The company’s flagship GALAXY S range of products – Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S2 – contributed significantly to the success, as the products have continued to gain popularity among consumers and propelled the GALAXY brand to one of the most recognized mobile brands in the world. The GALAXY S II, launched in 2011, set a new sales record for Samsung, generating 10 million sales quicker than any mobile device in the company’s history.
In 2011, Samsung also pushed the boundaries of the mobile device category with product innovations such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, a smart mobile device featuring the world’s first 5.3’’ HD Super AMOLED display that retains all the portability of a smartphone while introducing a unique user-interface that combines touch-screen and pen-input technologies. GALAXY Note continues to excite consumers around the world since its introduction in Europe in October.
So what's there to say?! "Congratulations, Samsung!"