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The Samsung Smartphones driving record breaking profits

Global technology giant Samsung has revealed that it estimates profits in the October to December period of last year will jump by 73 per cent, largely aided by global sales of smartphones such as the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Pro.

The South Korean based company is the world’s largest Smartphone manufacturer and their handset division is now their biggest revenue generator.  Reuters reports that Samsung quarterly profits are estimated to be $4.5 billion.

With such fantastic sales figures and phenomenal growth in the Smartphone market worldwide, we take a look at some of the Samsung models responsible for the success – and Smartphones to watch for 2012:

Samsung Smartphones

Galaxy Nexus

The Galaxy Nexus was launched in November and got many tech fans extremely excited. Packed with a host of new and exciting features, including the snazzy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich technology the Galaxy Nexus will set you back about £45 a month on contract, or around £549 sim-free.

The 4.65” HD screen, with 720p gives it excellent picture clarity and a colourful, vivid interface. On top of this you have the 5 megapixel camera, all within a handset less than 9mm thick.

The Nexus is fast too. The 1.2GHz dual core processor and HSPA+ connectivity gives excellent power and speed, as well as improved multi-tasking.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung have high hopes for the Galaxy Note which will combine the ‘benefits of a notebook with the portability of a smartphone.’

“The Galaxy Note is a great example of Samsung’s passion for innovation by bringing to market a brand new category of mobile products,” said Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland when the handset launched in the UK in November.

“It is our fastest handset to date and brings together all the benefits of our award-winning smartphone technology and services.”

Samsung Galaxy Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Pro was launched in the UK in the Spring of 2011 and has been successful for Samsung. It features a full QWERTY keyboard.

The phone is a dual input phone, meaning that as well as sporting a good old fashion QWERTY keyboard, the phone also has a touch screen – similar to the BlackBerry Torch.

The keyboard gives users the opportunity to have accurate typing whilst also maintaining fast fingertip control.

One to Watch Out for in 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S II as it is also often referred) was a phenomenally successful smartphone for Samsung last year… which means a new and updated model is no doubt on the horizon.

Samsung is yet to make any official announcement regarding the Galaxy S3, but stay tuned. Samsung’s processor is likely to feature one of several new Exynos cores during 2011 that could power the new Galaxy S and the Galaxy S 3 is likely to be powered by a dual-core processor, but as our friends at T3 suggest – ‘there’s even been rumour of a quad-core chipset in Samsung’s pipeline, which may power the S3.’