Samsung said today that new touchscreen phone models are to thank for enabling the handset-maker to exceed its 2009 mobile phone goal of selling 200 million phones. Touchscreens will account for about 20 percent of Samsung’s mobile phone sales this year, jumping from just 5 percent in 2008, Reuters reports. As of November, Samsung had sold around 40 million full touchscreen devices this year, compared with 10 million in the prior year.
The touchscreen phones range from smartphones on the high-end to feature-packed premium phones. In a statement, JK Shin, head of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile division, said the trend will continue: “Samsung will continue to expand the global full touch phone market by introducing phones tailored to individual regions and user requirement with stylish designs, intuitive UIs and cutting edge features.”