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Samsung: We'll double Galaxy sales in 2012

by Steven Mostyn - Feb 27 2012, 18:47

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Despite its continuing legal spat with Apple, gadget maker Samsung has said it fully expects to significantly increase its market share in the smartphone and tablet sectors before the close of 2012.

More specifically, Samsung hopes to double handset sales by expanding its current selection of Android-powered ‘Galaxy’ devices—which will also eat further into Apple’s positioning atop the industry pile.

Outlined in an emailed statement, the South Korean manufacturer said a full successor to its acclaimed Galaxy S II smartphone will be retail-ready before the close of Q2, and a host of other Galaxy-branded platforms should arrive soon thereafter.

Although falling some way short of the iconic iPhone in terms of momentum, around 20 million units of the Galaxy S II were snapped up by consumers within the device’s first 10 months of availability. The original Galaxy S required almost 18 months to hit the same milestone.

According to Samsung, it will today unveil the Galaxy Beam handset at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The device, which it describes as “the world’s thinnest smartphone”, is unique insofar as it carries a top-mounted video projector capable of creating a 50-inch screen.

Other specs connected to the Beam include, a 4.0-inch capacitive display (800x480), Google Android (Gingerbread), a 1GHz processor, a disappointing 768MBs of RAM, 8GBs of data storage, and a rear-facing 5.0 mega-pixel camera.

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