Originally Posted by hill60 "Samsung says sells over 300 million mobile handsets in 2011
SEOUL | Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:09am EST
(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd said on Sunday its annual mobile handset sales this year had exceeded 300 million units for the first time in the company's history.
The world's second largest handset maker by volume said in a statement it had broken its sales record by the end of last month.
Handset sales in 2010 were about 280 million.
"We look forward to extending this success going into 2012," JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, was quoted as saying.
Samsung said the company's flagship Galaxy S smartphone series -- Galaxy S and Galaxy S II -- contributed significantly to the results.
The GALAXY S II, launched in April, set a new sales record for Samsung, generating 10 million-unit sales.
(Reporting by Sung-won Shim, Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)"Source
30 million/300 million + 280 million = 5.17% of Samsung's total handset sales over the last two years were from the Galaxy S line, according to their own press releases.
Equivalent to one Quarter of iOS device sales.
Yup. The sentence "The GALAXY S II, launched in April, set a new sales record for Samsung, generating 10 million-unit sales.' was using their October press release figure. Fairly obvious unless you chose to ignore the link I provided.
Gee, how about we trust Samsungs own press release from Sept 25th
Originally Posted by hill60
'Android and Me' or Reuters, hmm, who to believe.
, linked here, courtesy of BoyGenius:http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/26/samsun...i-phones-sold/
That was well before any US carrier sales at all.
It's no big deal. You simple didn't understand exactly what you were reading in the Reuters article. I hope I helped clear that up for you.
And to be fair the original September press did indicate channel sales (somewhat different than simply shipped) as you suggested, altho that's the same official way Apple identifies when a sale/revenue occurred.