Samsung Smartphone Galaxy S i9000
Samsung Electronics has recorded a record profit of 5.2 billion (3.9 billion€) through more than 20 000 Smartphone Galaxy per hour in the first quarter. The South Korean Group stole the title of world's leading manufacturer of mobile phones, after fourteen years of reign of the Finnish group, now outpaced the market of Smartphone Nokia. Samsung sold about 93.5 million phones in the quarter January-March is more than a quarter of those marketed in the world including 44.5 million Smartphone, according to Strategy Analytics. He thus control 30.6% of the world market of Smartphone, compared to 24.1% for Apple, which has sold 35.1 million iPhones in the first quarter.
Competition increased between apple and Samsung
Samsung and Apple crush their main rivals and the Smartphone market may become a two horse race, says Neil Mawston for Strategy Analytics. Samsung will launch the week next to London the third generation of its star Galaxy S model. The Group hopes to see its sales prices by the summer Olympic Games, which is one of the first sponsors. The competitions between the first two manufacturers remain violent. In addition to multiple ongoing court proceedings between the two firms, who accuse each other of patent infringement, Samsung multiplies recently operations of communication specific to Apple. In Australia, the group even mounted a sort of demonstration to an Apple store, calling the customers of the firm Apple to wake up for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Apple said this week that its sales of iPhone 4 had to quintuple its quarterly sales in China. But on this first world mobile phone market, the Group remains Apple outpaced by Samsung, which has already allied with the three main operators Telecom of the country. The Samsung Q1 operating profit almost doubled to 5 850 billion won (3.9 billion€), after reaching 5 300 billion won in the previous quarter. After the announcement of these results, the Samsung action jumped 2.9% to the record level of 1.38 million won (908€). The Group competes with Sony and LG Electronics market televisions, Toshiba and Hynix SK in memoir and LG Display on the flat segment. Its income in semiconductors was more divided by two, to 760 billion won, falling prices memory cards, but his activity in televisions and appliances generated 530 billion won against 80 billion a year earlier. Samsung and LG Electronics compatriot are among few manufacturers of televisions worldwide profits and gain market share, to the favor of the use of 3D and OLED screens.