Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy S II smartphone in cooperation with CHT, TWM

Samsung Electronics on June 7 launched its Android-based Galaxy S II smartphone in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM).

Global sales of the Galaxy S II topped one million units within one month after the mobile device was launched in late April, according to Andy Tu, president of mobile communications unit, Samsung Taiwan.

Samsung will push sales of the Galaxy S II to 120 countries worldwide simultaneously in June, said Tu, noting that the smartphone is expected to rank as the top-selling model of all smartphones with a price tag of over NT$15,000 (US$523) in the Taiwan market.

Samsung, the second-ranked handset vendor with a 21.3% share in terms of sales volume in the Taiwan market in April, is likely to replace Nokia as the top-ranking vendor for the segment in May, according to an estimate by sources in local channels.

Nokia was the top vendor with a 21.4% share in terms of sales volume in the local market in April, the sources indicated.

In the Taiwan smartphone market, Samsung has reached market shares of 31% and 64% in terms of sales volume and value, respectively, Tu noted.

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