With plethora of touchscreen handsets available from Samsung, this milestone was somewhat expected. They’ve announced to sell its 50 millionth unit this month ensuring touchscreen handset market is where the volume (and money) is. The total figure is cumulative of 10m units from 2008 and 40m this year.
However, if we consider the growth percent-wise, Samsung’s this year full-touch phone shipments have increased by 4 times. Touchscreen phones accounted for a total of 5 percent sales in 2008 whereas this year it has contributed to the tune of 20 percent out of its projected 200m unit sales.
Samsung’s mammoth volume is obviously the result of affordable touchscreen phones like Star (S5230) that has sold more than 10m units in just six months of its launch and now its Corby (S3650) that has recorded sales of more than 3m units since its launch in September.
Europe leads the pack for Samsung with 19m units touchscreen phones followed by United States, China and South Korea recording sales of 6.3m, 3.4m and 3.0m respectively.