Samsung tipped to shift 60 million handsets in Q4 2012
Q4 2012 looks to be Samsung’s busiest yet with analysts predicting handset sales in excess of 60 million
Samsung, the world’s largest handset manufacturer, is expected to ship a record number of phones in Q4 2012.
UBS estimates that 61.5 million Samsung smartphones will be sold in Q4 2012, with the company’s current flagship – the Samsung Galaxy S3 – accounting for the lion’s share with expected sales of around 15 million.
UBS expects Samsung to sell around 7 million units of its Galaxy Note 2 device during the quarter, with the company’s lower-end devices making up the rest.
Lets not forget that Samsung also has a Windows Phone 8 device too in the shape of the Samsung Ativ S, set to launch later this month, as well as a few devices running its Bada OS platform like the Wave 2.
Should Samsung hit its targets it’ll be a record quarter for the company. It’s previous best was 57 million handset sales, which it achieved in Q3 2012.
Since its initial launch in May 2012, Samsung has shifted some 30 million Galaxy S3 units around the world.
Samsung will unveil its next flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S4, in early 2013 with a release date pegged for either May or June, according to latest rumours.