Samsung sold 63.8 million handsets in Q2 2010, 19 million were touchscreen phones
While LG’s mobile division is losing money, Samsung has announced that its Mobile Communications Business reported an operating profit of 630 billion won ($532.98 million) for the second quarter of 2010.
Samsung sold 63.8 million phones during the quarter – a 22% increase compared to Q2 2009. 30% of the handsets sold were touchscreen-enabled: this means about 19 million Samsung touchscreen phones were shipped worldwide during the quarter.
For Q3 2010, Samsung plans to further increase its smartphone / touchscreen phone market share. The Galaxy S (running Android) and the Wave (running Bada) series have both been successful until now and they’ll surely help Samsung make a lot of money.
Both the Wave S8500 and the Galaxy S are already available in lots of important markets around the world. The Galaxy S is bound to be a major hit especially in the US, where all four major carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) are carrying different versions of it.
Samsung says that it will soon introduce “a range of mid-end smartphones as part of its strategy to provide mobile devices for every lifestyle” – it didn’t unveil more specific details, though, but it’s clear that Nokia (whose Q2 2010 results aren’t that great) is currently looking over its shoulder and probably silently whispers: OMG, they’re coming for us.
Via Press release