Samsung Sells Over 300 Million Mobile Phones in 2011

Samsung Electronics sold more than 300 million mobile phones worldwide this year, the second phone maker after Nokia to achieve the milestone in one year.

Samsung's mobile phone sales crossed the 300 million mark in late November, a spokesman said Sunday.

That means it sold an average of nine handsets a second and 820,000 a day. If the 300 million handsets are piled up, they would be more than 300 times the height of Mt. Everest.

Samsung's cumulative sales of mobile phones amount to 1.6 billion handsets since 1988. Its Galaxy smartphones have sold over 10 million this year, overtaking Apple and Nokia to top the global smartphone market.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 12, 2011 12:04 KST