Samsung reportedly wants to ship 100 million units of the Galaxy J

Samsung is said to have set its shipment goals for the mid-range Galaxy A and entry-level Galaxy J smartphones at 20 million and 100 million units respectively. This according to a “person briefed on the matter” cited in a report out of South Korea today. It has only been a week since Samsung introduced its new Galaxy A (2017) lineup which brings some of the features from the company’s flagship lineup, such as a waterproof design and a fingerprint sensor, in a more affordable package.

The Galaxy J handsets are Samsung’s entry-level offering and they have proven to be quite popular in emerging markets including but not limited to South America and India. Samsung will be hoping to continue that momentum and ship 100 million units of the Galaxy J alone. If you feel this might be a lofty goal, wait till you hear what the Korean media is saying about Samsung’s goals for the Galaxy S8. It’s claimed that Samsung has set a shipment goal of 60 million units for its upcoming flagship smartphone.


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Their “entry level” phones do not support Samsung Gear so they aren’t going to move squat if they aren’t going to do anything about that.

For every amazing thing Samsung does, they go and screw up something else.


All shipment goals seem to be a bit too optimistic.


I thought so too but on further thought, taking the data from the previous years into consideration, it felt like they are conservative about those numbers. Sammy sells around 325 million devices per year. This year, after Sammy has simplified its portfolio, there is mostly S, A, J, Note series of devices in addition to C series, exclusive to China and also Z-On series, exclusive to few countries in Asia whose sales are not more than 10 million, all included. Apart from these phones, I don’t see Core/Grand/Neo/Star/Advance/Mega/Ace/Y/E/Duos range of devices anymore. With the estimation they made now, it amounts… Read more »