Samsung announced today that it has reached a major milestone in global sales, with 300 million handsets sold in 2011. Driving the momentum, Samsung says, is its Galaxy S line, which includes the original Galaxy S devices as well as the Galaxy S II smartphones, the latter having reached 10 million units sold faster than any device in the company's history. With the American release of the Galaxy Nexus, ongoing patent battles with Apple, and next year's revamped Galaxy tablets all on the horizon, it'll certainly be worth keeping an eye on whether or not Samsung can keep its momentum going into 2012. The full presser follows the break.


Samsung Celebrates 300 Million Global Handset Sales in 2011

Samsung Seeking Mobile Leadership Through Innovative and Diverse Lineup

SEOUL, Korea – December 11, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile handset provider, today announced that it has this year achieved annual mobile handset sales of 300 million units for the first time in Samsung’s history.

“We are incredibly proud of this record-breaking sales milestone and have exceeded the annual target announced early this year, which is testament to the enduring appeal of Samsung phones with consumers around the world,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business. “Our performance in the mobile industry remains unrivalled. Samsung is the only manufacturer bringing such an exceptional choice of handsets to customers across a broad range of platforms including Android, Windows Phone and Samsung’s own bada platform — and on a truly global scale. We look forward to extending this success going into 2012.”

Samsung’s 2011 sales results cap a hugely successful year for Samsung across its entire handset portfolio. The company’s flagship GALAXY S range of products – GALAXY S and GALAXY S II – contributed significantly to the success, as the products have continued to gain popularity among consumers and propelled the GALAXY brand to one of the most recognized mobile brands in the world. The GALAXY S II, launched in 2011, set a new sales record for Samsung, generating 10 million sales quicker than any mobile device in the company’s history.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s portfolio of bada smartphones continues to gain sales momentum around the world, further boosted in 2011 with the launch of the newly upgraded bada 2.0. This year Samsung announced exciting new additions to the bada-powered Wave smartphone portfolio, including the flagship Wave 3 which is now available in Europe and continues to gain sales traction in all its launch markets.

In 2011, Samsung also pushed the boundaries of the mobile device category with product innovations such as GALAXY Note, a smart mobile device featuring the world’s first 5.3’’ HD Super AMOLED display that retains all the portability of a smartphone while introducing a unique user-interface that combines touch-screen and pen-input technologies. GALAXY Note continues to excite consumers around the world since its introduction in Europe in October.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

There are 20 comments

lengend says:

I'm not an Android user nor a Samsung user but best of luck to them!

I'm a BlackBerry user but the Galaxy Nexus is one sweet looking device, that's making me want to switch to it (Sorry CrackBerry Kevin)

BruhMan says:

The water is fine!

squane123 says:

You still have a Blackberry...Whaaaaaat?!? Wow, you are one loyal customer. come to the dark side...

dimsdale says:

You've got to admit that does have a pretty slick website.

mhsamma says:

+1 to whoever visited the above mentioned website after reading the comment. Lol. I love my G2x.

lengend says:

I love my Bold 9700, but I also want a Bold 9900. My only concern is Samsung make some awesome phones and I love Google.

suoko says:

hope webos is gonna enter their realm soon !

DaGODFather says:

Right there with you man!

Would be more if they will release the Galaxy Nexus in the US!

jfs101 says:

Glad I'm 0.00000033% part if this milestone! Love my Galaxy S II.

brinox says:

if Verizon releases the gnex, then it will be at least 300,000,001 handsets, if not more!

ReggieTee says:

New Galaxy SII user and I love this phone so far. I upgraded from an HTC Evo. GSII smokes my old phone.

those numbers include the galaxy nexus. Those sale figures lump in bulk purchases by CARRIERS to resell on their networks.

Hand_O_Death says:

300,000,002 my friend

Nosferatu524 says:

another good thing from Samsung for us Galaxy S2 owners. ICS looks like a beta is coming next week.

Para- says:

I'm very happy that I upgraded to a Galaxy 5 a few months ago. Samsung are easily my favourite smartphone OEM.

nboatr says:

im very happy with my galaxy skyrocket, couldn't wait for the at&t version of Nexus.

TyGamer says:

Galaxy Nexus on right side of picture :D

tronthedon says:

fyi: Most of the 300 million are dumbphones

mechapathy says:

Not gonna lie. I saw the white Galaxy S II in that picture and thought "what is an iPhone doing in there?" How far away was this picture taken?