BUSINESS

Samsung far outpaces Apple in smartphone shipments

By Kim Young-won
  • Published : Jul 28, 2016 - 11:24
  • Updated : Jul 29, 2016 - 11:52
[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics said on July 28 it has shipped about 90 million handsets in the April-June period with smartphones making up more than 80 percent of the total.

Samsung’s second-quarter smartphone shipments are estimated at about 72 million units, almost doubling its archrival Apple’s iPhone shipments of 40.4 million units during the same period.
The Korean tech giant unveiled the sales figure in a conference call after announcing its second-quarter earnings earlier in the day.

Shipments of tablet PCs stood at about 6 million units, the company said.

According to its earnings report, Samsung’s second-quarter operating profit surged 18 percent to 8.14 trillion won (US$7.19 billion) on-year on the back of strong sales of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 and its Edge variant. Revenue was also up 5 percent to 50.94 trillion won.

By Kim Young-won (wone0102@heraldcorp.com)