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Reports: Samsung Plans To Double Smartphone Sales This Year

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF.PK, SSNNF.PK) plans to sell 380 million mobile handsets and double its sales of smartphones this year, reports said quoting J.K. Shin, president of Samsung's mobile communications division.

Shin was speaking to reporters before the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, which will be on from February 27 to March 1. The company is expected to introduce several new products at the show, including the new 10.1-inch Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Beam, a projector smartphone.

Samsung said last month that its fourth-quarter profit was boosted by strong sales of its Galaxy smartphones, more than offsetting weakness in flat panels and computer chips. The company's smartphone business also reportedly surpassed major rivals, including Apple Inc. (AAPL), in shipments.

The company sold about 97 million units of smartphones and 327.4 million handsets last year.

The stock is currently down about 0.6 percent on the Kospi at 1,173,000 Korean won.

by RTT Staff Writer

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