Samsung sold 227 million phones in 2009
Just like Nokia, Samsung had a pretty good Q4 in 2009.
The South Korean company sold 69 million phones in the quarter, 9 million more than in Q3 2009 and 16% more than in Q4 2008. This allowed Samsung to exceed its target for 2009 and sell more than 200 million handsets – 227 million, to be exact (as we previously reported, about 40 million of those are touchscreen phones).
Samsung’s Mobile Unit reported revenue of 11.57 trillion won ($9.9 billion) and an operating profit of 0.99 trillion won ($852 million).
The company (currently the world’s second largest phone maker) estimates that its global market share exceeded 20% in 2009, helped by a steady growth in North America, Europe and emerging markets.
For 2010, Samsung wants to focus “on mid- and high-end touch screen handsets and smart phones in developed markets, while streamlining its lineup and offering specialized products for emerging markets.”
Samsung might sell over 270 million phones in 2010, 100 million of which could be touchscreen handsets.