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Samsung Aims To Double Smartphone And Tablet 2012 Sales

South Korean tech giant, Samsung Electronics, has aimed to double the sales of their smartphones as well as tablet computers with the help of its extensive range of Galaxy devices. Proving to be a technological force to contend with, this will surely create some friendly competition for Cupertino heavyweight Apple Inc.

Speaking about the target set by Samsung Electronics, Seoul based analyst for Kyobo Securities Co., Koo Ja Woo, said: "The target shows the confidence Samsung has."

Last year saw the company ship around 97 million smartphones, but this year they plan to launch a successor of the popular Galaxy S II. The company also confirmed that there will be further models to be launched mid-2012.

Woo further stated: "I'm not sure when the next iPhone will come out, but Samsung will keep introducing flagship models to keep pace. Also, low-end smartphones will be a new volume area." reported Business Week.

The company, however, did not disclose any figures or targets for the tablet computers for 2012.

In other news, the Mobile World Congress opened today at Barcelona - with Samsung planning to unveil the Galaxy Beam, which according to the company is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

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