Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone was a huge success, driving the company to record profits in 2012. However, the phone boom was over, and Samsung warned that profits would slow in the coming year.
The Galaxy S3 was released in May 2012 and quickly became one of the most popular smartphones on the market. It sold over 40 million units in its first year, making it one of the best-selling smartphones of all time.
The Galaxy S3’s success was due in part to its innovative features, such as its large 4.8-inch display, its powerful quad-core processor, and its 8-megapixel camera. It was also one of the first smartphones to ship with Android 4.0 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system at the time.
Samsung’s profits soared in the second half of 2012, thanks to the strong sales of the Galaxy S3. The company reported a record profit of 4.2 billion pounds in the fourth quarter of the year, up 76% from the same period in 2011.
However, Samsung warned that the phone boom was over and that profits would slow in the coming year. The company said that competition in the smartphone market was intensifying and that prices were coming down. Samsung also said that the growth of the smartphone market in developed countries was slowing, while the market in developing countries was growing rapidly.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was a huge success, but the phone boom was over in 2012. Samsung warned that profits would slow in the coming year, as competition in the smartphone market intensified and prices came down.