Samsung to sell more than 60 million smartphones this quarter

Samsung logoSamsung is currently the world’s largest smartphone maker, ahead of Apple and everyone else. This is mainly thanks to its Galaxy Android handsets, which are available in lots of sizes, at various prices – from low-end (Galaxy Pocket or Galaxy Y) to high-end (Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II).

Things look better than ever for Samsung, and analysts predict the South Korean company will sell at least 60 million smartphones this quarter (October, November, December). It would be the first time in the company’s history when it manages to sell more than 60 million smartphones in just three months. In Q3, it sold about 57 million units.

According to Yonhap News, UBS (an investment bank and financial analysis company) estimates that 61.5 million Samsung smartphones will be sold throughout Q4 2012. Reportedly, 7 million of those could be Galaxy Note II units – 3 million Note IIs have been sold already.

Naturally, the Galaxy S III will also be a hot seller. UBS analyst Nicolas Gaudois believes 15 million S IIIs will be sold this quarter. And that makes perfect sense, as 5.5 million units have been shipped in October alone. Since its initial launch (May 2012), the S III has been sold in more than 30 million units around the world.

Android aside, Samsung also has some older Bada smartphones, and the Ativ S – which runs Windows Phone 8 and should debut later this month. However, it’s very unlikely that these will have a significant impact on the company’s sales.

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