Samsung Makes Strides in Mobile Phone Sales

Moon Ihlwan

Mobile phone makers’ first quarter shipments have typically been weak because of a drop in demand following a year-end shopping spree. Yet Samsung Electronics, the world’s No. 3 cell phone maker, bucked the trend by increasing sales by 9.1% to 34.8 million units in the January-March period from the previous quarter. That marked the South Korean company’s record quarterly sales.

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