Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung has set a target of shipping 100 million Samsung Galaxy and Note devices by the end of the year 2013. The company is pretty confident about reaching this number and is expected to strive hard for the same.
Samsung recently held a conference call with its investors and told them about the company’s future plans. One of the mots important points discussed in the call was put up by Lee Sang-hoon. Lee Sang-hoon is the President and CFO of Samsung and he thinks that the company is shifting from a hardware race to a software race! Lee Sang-hoon said, “We have increased our efforts to continuously improve our competitive edge and reduce global dispute risks in patents.”
As a result of this belief, Samsung has been putting in a lot of efforts into the software that goes into its Galaxy and Note series of smart devices. We are not talking about the Android OS, we mean software that improves, helps and sometimes slows down user experience. The Samsung S-features have been one of the most innovative and highly used features among smartphone consumers.
In order to stay ahead of the game, Samsung keeps on improving and coming up with more and more software features. The company has come up with a long list of features that were seen in the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung has also set up overseas R&D centers and hired more software engineers. So you can expect a lot more cool stuff coming your way next year when the Samsung Galaxy S5 is unveiled!
At the event, Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, an important member of the company said that Samsung has set a revenue target of $400 billion for the year 2020 and it is still a valid figure. The company does not exactly know how it will be able to touch the $400 billion mark, but members expect Samsung to come up with something big in the near future.
Another interesting point is that JK Shin, the joint-CEO of Samsung and the head of the company’s mobile division said that the company expects to ship more than 100 million units of its Galaxy Note series. Shin has his eyes set on the 4G LTE technology that is still evolving and will one day reach a stage where it can be used by and provided to every smartphone consumer. As of now, the penetration in this filed is just 27 percent whereas this value is expected to shoot up to 45 percent by the year 2014.
By the way, are you still wondering how Samsung will be able to achieve this gigantic shipment target? We have a list of Samsung Galaxy and Note devices here for you. These are the devices that are still making an impact in the market and their sales keep going on.
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
And lastly, you will be happy to know that Samsung is working on a number of other devices and technologies. We might not get a chance to see all of them right now, but we have our fingers crossed. Go ahead, take a look at what Samsung has been up to.
- Phablets (like the Galaxy Note 3)
- Curved phones (like the Galaxy Round)
- Wearable devices (like the Galaxy Gear)
- Flexible phones
- Foldable phones