New Scientist (UK) title Samsung, Google unveil their new products in CES article Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, is in the middle of its second annual product launch event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The new Samsung smartphones include the S5, which was unveiled earlier this month, the Galaxy S5X, which is due to go on sale later this year and the Galaxy Note 4, which will go on trial this week in India.
The Samsung phones are expected to go into production sometime this year, with the first shipments expected to arrive in early 2019.
The new smartphones are expected not to compete directly with the iPhone 7, which Samsung launched in the US in September.
The company says it is aiming to build up its mobile smartphone production capacity to more than 2 million units a month by 2020, and its total smartphone production by 2021 will be 5 million units.
In addition, the company has said it will build more than 300,000 smartphones a year for its new Global Mobile Business (GMB) unit by the end of the decade.
“We are aiming to ramp up our mobile handset production capacity from around 2 million to over 300,00 units a day in 2020, which represents about 40 per cent of global mobile smartphone sales,” Samsung said in a statement.
The statement added that the company would also add another 150,000 phones to its GMB unit this year.
“Our GMB is focused on expanding our smartphone business by bringing more of the world to use its smartphones, which we are now delivering at an exponential rate, with more than 80 per cent more smartphones being sold in 2019 than we did in 2019,” the company said.
“By 2020, we expect to reach 5 million smartphones in the global mobile market, up from 1.6 million today.”
The company has also been promoting its new smartphone offering in India with its “S5” and “S6” variants.
It has also launched its own brand, the Samsung S6 Edge, in India to differentiate itself from its rivals.
The S5 and S6 will be available from September in India, with prices starting from Rs 9,999 ($160).