Samsung has some seriously ambitious plans for next year as it’s gearing toward shipping 510 million phones in 2013, up from expected 420 million this year. That’s like a 20% growth year-over-year!
But wait, there’s more – the vast majority (390 million) of these devices will be smartphones, making the Korean company the world’s largest smartphone maker ever.
The information, in case you wonder, comes from “an executive at one of Samsung’s key suppliers”, according to The Korea Times. And while he/she may be super-bullish on the company’s prospects, Gartner thinks Sammy will move around 250-300 million smartphones next year.
When it comes to where all those phones will be made, some 240 million will be manufactured in Vietnam, 170 million in China, 40 million in South Korea, and 20 million in India. And those Vietnamese facilities are expected to grow bigger with Samsung planning to invest around $2.2 billion by 2020 to boost their output even more…
[Via: Unwired View]