Samsung is growing weary of not carrying the title of number one mobile phone manufacturer in the world. This particular title is currently being held by Finnish Nokia, and by Samsung’s measure that will only last another three years. But Samsung isn’t just talking talk, they are also putting their money where their mouth is.
Samsung is intending to increase the amount of phones it produces in China and Vietnam next year to help increase their share in those particular countries. Samsung’s three Chinese factories will be responsible for 60% of Samsung’s worldwide production next year, Vietnam will account for 15%, Brazil takes the 6% claim and India will take home 5% of the manufacturing take. The homeland factories in South Korea will make up the standard 14%, but that 14% will account for its “higher end phones”.
Given what Nokia has to say about Android, I’ll admit that I’m ok with Samsung’s plans.