Samsung (SSNLF.PK) sold 68M-70M smartphones in Q1, up from an estimated 63M in Q4, according to...

Samsung (SSNLF.PK) sold 68M-70M smartphones in Q1, up from an estimated 63M in Q4, according to 5 analysts polled by Reuters. Though the Galaxy S III/IV and Note II receive far more ink, much of this growth is fueled by low-end/mid-range Android models such as the Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame. These phones, along with Samsung's Rex feature phone line, are adding to the pressure placed on Nokia's (NOK) feature phone ops. Earlier this week, Bernstein reported the S IV's production rate is around 10M units/month. (Samsung Q1 results)

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  • ItsAllGreek
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    Kind of rubbish that Samsung doesn't give exact numbers so that "analysts" just present their projections. Anyone who has seen how analysts estimates for Apple compare to actual numbers will know that probably only a couple even come close.
    5 Apr 2013, 06:31 PM Reply Like
  • WhatdoIknow1
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    The last real numbers I saw showed the Asha killing the Rex at least in India. Also the Asha enjoyed a five star rating to the Rex's three on the main vendors webpage.


    The analysts are probably right though. On the whole they're an honest lot. Brahahaha


    Long Nokia
    5 Apr 2013, 07:23 PM Reply Like
  • Joe2922
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    Techs, Semis, QQQ, all underperforming....when the Generals get shot, the troops scatter.
    Rally over - what comes next. Charts and discussion here:
    6 Apr 2013, 10:15 PM Reply Like
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    Free phone. Free phones.
    5 Apr 2013, 06:34 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    My GN2 wasn't free
    5 Apr 2013, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    Advertising spending 2012: $million
    Dell: 800
    Apple: 1000
    HP: 1000
    Microsoft: 1600
    Coca Cola: 3342
    Samsung Electronics: 4335
    source: @asymco
    5 Apr 2013, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • bd4uandu
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    I like sammy's ads and their phone.
    5 Apr 2013, 06:58 PM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    nice of apple to cede the market for large screen phones
    5 Apr 2013, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • mepa84
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    What a strange posting by SA, Samsung's sale growth from 63M to 70M is attributed to Nokia's loss of market share while it only sold 4.4M Lumia phones last Q. Analysts and editors do not dare even to mention Apple's market share loss and need to find stupid excuses to explain Samsung's growth!
    5 Apr 2013, 08:36 PM Reply Like
  • Eric Jhonsa
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    I'd suggest re-reading the post. It says nothing about share gains against Nokia being responsible for Sasmsung's Q1 growth. It simply points out that Samsung's low-end Android growth pressures Nokia's feature phone sales. Which I'm sure you're aware are completely independent from Nokia's 4.4M Lumia sales.
    6 Apr 2013, 01:01 PM Reply Like
  • lancair
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    The windows based NOK phones will outperform and
    eventually outsell the Androids for its ease of use,
    adaptation and familiarity of the operating system.. IMO.
    long NOK.
    6 Apr 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • lklein
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    The key comment in your post is IMO...
    Checked out 5 Verizon stores and asked the sales reps whats selling:
    #1 - Android Phones - "G3 is the best phone in the store"
    #2 - Apple - "Loyal, young customers will buy anything apple"
    Thats it.
    Comments on BB - "Dead on arrival"
    Comments on Windows Phone and Lumina - "we sold a few but they are usually returned. Customers don't like the phones, they end up getting an Android phone. We sell few now"
    8 Apr 2013, 03:14 AM Reply Like
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