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Samsung Aims for 15% Increase in Mobile Sales during 2012

South Korea based ‘Galaxy' maker Samsung Electronics is eying on a 15 per cent increase in its handset sales during 2012, according to a new report.

Samsung, according to MobileBurn, is planning to take its worldwide sales figure for handsets from this year's 325 million units to 374 million units in the coming year. And, if everything goes according to the plan, the growth projected by the company will primarily be driven by its strong lineup of smartphones.

Samsung is currently at number two position in the worldwide handset market in terms of yearly shipments, trailing behind Nokia. However, if the company succeeds in attaining a 15 per cent boost in its handset sales, it will be one step closer to dethroning Nokia from its numero-uno position.

It is worth noting here that Samsung Electronics surpassed Apple as the top smartphone vendor earlier this year in July-September quarter. According to reports, Samsung is expecting to sell 150 million units of smartphones next year - about 50 per cent of its projected total of 374 million units.

Meanwhile, Nokia is planning to enforce a 5 per cent increase its handset sales during 2012, and pushing the number to 399 million units.