Samsung's Galaxy S notches up US shipments of 3 million, 7 million worldwide

But demand for AMOLED screens holding back supply

Samsung's Galaxy S notches up US shipments of 3 million, 7 million worldwide
Samsung's Galaxy S certainly seems to be the Android phone of choice in the US at the moment, with Reuters reporting that shipments to the region have now surpassed 3 million since launch.

That equates to more than 42 percent of worldwide shipments, which have reportedly hit 7 million.

But, while Samsung's intends to ship 10 million handsets before the end of 2010, problems manufacturing the handset's Super AMOLED screen means the Korean tech giant is falling behind its own targets.

Demand outreaching supply

"We're in a situation where we wish we had more supply," Samsung CFO Paul Golden told the news agency, claiming the firm is currently working on boosting production of the screens.

Adding to a strain on supply is the news that Samsung intends to equip further handsets with the 4-inch AMOLED screen, including the Android powered Continuum for Verizon.

The new handset is designed to compliment the Galaxy S, but also features an additional screen at the bottom of the handset - dubbed the 'ticker display' - that highlights the most recent messages and alerts without cluttering the main screen.

Samsung's Omnia 7, designed for Windows Phone 7, also sports the same display, with increasing demand for the firm's entire range meaning an increase in manufacturing is essential if Samsung is to meet its targets.

[source: VentureBeat]

With a fine eye for detail, Keith Andrew is fuelled by strong coffee, Kylie Minogue and the shapely curve of a san serif font.


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