Samsung’s Q4 is shaping up to be quite the success story to say the least – assuming analyst predictions prove accurate. According to industry authorities, the South Korean giant may ship as many as 61.5 million Smartphones during the closing quarter of 2012, representing a 5% leap over the figure for Q3.
However, this could increase to as many as 63 million device sales depending on final consumer sales. Along with massive ongoing demand for the Samsung Galaxy S3, the company’s success has been bolstered by the enormous popularity of the Galaxy Note 2 – the latter having shipped upwards of 5 million units during its first 35 days after launch.
Having made its debut to the world earlier this summer, the Samsung Galaxy S3 was earmarked for greatness and achieved exactly that. It had been predicted that the launch of the iPhone later in the fall would steal much of the spotlight from the S3 and trigger a gradual slowdown in sales as the S3’s reverence began to fade. Quite the opposite proved to be the case however as the iPhone 5 arrived with so few mold-breaking features to speak of that even to this day the Samsung Galaxy S3’s momentum appears untouchable.
In a similar vein, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 picked up where the original Note left off, by catering to a market that few knew existed though is growing by the day. It is has now been projected that sales of the Note 2 Tabphone hybrid could top 7 million by the end of the year.
What’s more, rumor has it that Samsung will be looking to kick off 2013 exactly as they ended 2012, with talk of the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date already in the pipeline. Numerous reports and leaks have suggested that the Galaxy S4’s specs and features will be unveiled shortly after the 2013 WWDC in February, followed by a massive global launch in the days to follow.