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After a record sales year for Samsung — due in large part to the Galaxy S III — the company is now setting its sights on 2013, which it is predicting will be even better according to the Korea Times. The Korean smartphone maker says it expects to ship a total of 510 million handsets this year, 390 million of which will be smartphones. The smartphones will undoubtedly belong to the Android-powered Galaxy series — including the Galaxy S IV — but will also include a larger number of Windows Phone 8 devices.

Most of these devices will be produced in Samsung’s Vietnamese factory, where some 240 million devices are expected to be manufactured. An additional 170 million units are expected to come out of China, followed by 40 million and 20 million in Korea and India, respectively.

If Samsung is indeed correct, Windows Phone and Android users will be using VoIP more than ever on Samsung-manufactured devices, and it begs the question as to where this will leave other Android and WP manufacturers as well as phones being manufactured by Apple and RIM.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at