Samsung aiming to sell 60 million smartphones in 2011
Next Wave of Galaxy S handsets incoming
Speaking to The Korea Times, Shin Jong-kyun, the head of Samsungs mobile division, expects his company to shift over 60 million smartphones this calendar year, kickstarted by the latest member of the Galaxy family.
Infused with success
Samsungs Android-powered Infuse 4G was introduced at last weeks CES in Las Vegas, featuring the debuting Super AMOLED Plus technology on a 4.5 inch screen wrapped in an ultra-slim package.
Since the mobile giants range of Galaxy S handsets has proven such a phenomenal hit for the Korean manufacturer accounting for half of all its 20 million smartphone shipments last year an official successor to the base model was always likely part of the roadmap.
And to that end Shin announced that a new iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S phone will be unveiled at next months Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
According to the head of Samsungs mobile division, the much-anticipated device will sport the same Super AMOLED Plus display as the Infuse 4G, but will crucially run a dual-core processor and Android 2.3, a.k.a. Gingerbread.
To help achieve its lofty target of 60 million smartphone sales over the coming 12 months, Samsung can, of course, also count on the impressive figures notched up by its own bada wave of mobiles and the nascent Windows Phone 7 platform it supports.
Meawnhile, Samsungs Galaxy Tab, perceived by many as the only serious rival to Apples iPad in the tablet sphere, will unsurprisingly be updated in 2011, with further details guaranteed at MWC.
[source: The Korea Times]