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10 million Galaxy S III preordered by carriers, Samsung gearing up for a blowout smartphone quarter

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10 million Galaxy S III preordered by carriers, Samsung gearing up for a blowout smartphone quarter
Samsung is rumored to report a 40 million-strong smartphones quarter, thanks predominantly to blowout sales of its entry level Android line, like the smash hit Galaxy Y.

The cheapo $120 off-contract phone is apparently going like fresh bread in emerging markets, backed by its smartphone-with-Android status and the reassuring Samsung logo on it.

Analysts from Citibank and JP Morgan are forecasting a record year-on-year revenue increase for Samsung, to the tune of $5.28 billion in Q1. Eldar Murtazin spilled on Twitter recently that Samsung might have received 10 million carrier pre-orders for its upcoming Galaxy S III flagship, which has become the yardstick to which all Android phones will be measured.

South African carriers already said they have preordered the phone, and it is about to hit the shelves in June/July, expecting it to bear similar price to the Samsung Galaxy S II at launch.

source: EldarMurtazin (Twitter) & UnwiredView


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posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:30 26

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Iphone killer...

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:36 8

5. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Riiight....Please stop posting rubbish. IPhone had nothing to do with this. How is this gonna kill the iPhone? It just sounds stupid when you post ignorance.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:38 27

8. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


we already have a couple of iphone killers now..
Please do not compare the s3 with the iphone, s3 is on another level !!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:39 5

10. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Name one since your making this a flame war. Tell me how much the supposed iPhone killer sold and how much the iPhone sold. Ill wait.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:57 12

19. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


its not about who out sold who....iPhone knows how to market....60% of people who get the iPhone are completely clueless as to what they are getting into......seriously ive sold maybe 200-300 iPhones to older fokes who didnt even know what it was before they made the purchase (i can care less im still getting paid)...but iPhone killer could mean specs user-ability...camera...anything around that....ice cream sandwich it self kills i Phones software...but that's just my option (and about 10 million others)

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 10:01 3

20. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Mind to explain a little more about ICS is killing the iPhone software? I am not hating, but only want to hear more of your opinion.

Thanks

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 10:20 10

29. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


There is a YouTube video someone did comparing several different tasks and how fast it can be done on an iPhone vs a Nexus running ICS. The Nexus killed it...

Some examples... navigating to an address sent to you by email, opening a link from an email into a specific browser (iPhone forces the link to open in Safari even if you have another browser installed) etc...

It all depends on what you use your phone for but in my opinion ICS better software than iOS.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 10:21 3

30. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah and I bet if you put the SmartCar up against one of Mercedes single models it would probably sell more too.

That argument is old and worthless.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 10:28 3

37. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Tell shareholders that.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 10:50 8

39. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


The galaxy s2 is already an iphone killer..
the motorola razr max is an iphone killer.
heck even the rezound is an iphone killer.. see there i just named 3 of them..
Apple is all about the marketing thats what makes them stand out mostly .. i like all apple products but the iphone is just plain over rated

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 10:56 3

41. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


I got a thumb down by simply asking? HAHA WOW

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 11:14 2

42. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


How do you know? You don't even have the phone yet. You didn't even use it. You haven't even seen it. So keep your trap shut

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 11:16 7

43. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


moron fanatics Care aabout sales. shareholders? Samsung still beat apple in phones shipped. if the only choice for android was the sgs2 it would have sold more than double what the iPhone sold. its a mute arguement that is brought up by sad inuts who know they don't have a real arguement.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 11:58 4

51. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Because it will be!!.. if the ones available now, that i mentioned above are way better than the iphone, There is know doubt the S3 will be worst!. its common sense duds013... shut your trap

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 12:51 8

62. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Really, who cares?

I know I want an Android. What the hell does it matter what Apple is doing with the iPhone? Plus, you don't have any real specs for either next gen Samsung or Apple phones.

With that said I can't wait for the GS3!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 13:21 5

63. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


ive used an iphone 4 and a epic 4g touch, the epic was faster under all conditions has a better screen and true multi tasking. GTA3 and dead space anyone?

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 14:37 2

64. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


go REMIX!!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:24 1

65. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Ok Smarty lets say the S3 comes and sh$ts on the 4S. Now what you forget is the IPHONE 5 is coming in June/July and even though I haven't seen it, used it or held it. IT WILL BE BETTER THAN THE S3.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 15:42 2

66. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Wow.

You tell someone to keep his trap shut because, " You don't even have the phone yet. You didn't even use it. You haven't even seen it."

Then, you turn around and say, "...the IPHONE 5 is coming in June/July and even though I haven't seen it, used it or held it. IT WILL BE BETTER THAN THE S3."

So, it's wrong to compare a phone that isn't out yet to one that is, but it's OK to compare two that aren't out? You're an interesting fellow.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:10 1

68. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


iPhone Killer, More Like An iPhone. Here I am trying to not buy an iCrap iPhone, because I hate that the iPhone don't have an expansion slot or removable battery. Hence the main reason as a Mac own of everything except the iCrap iPhone that I never wanted to buy.

Now GSIII and HTC are doing just the same, no removable battery or expansion slot. OK if I'm gonna have to chose from basically no option anymore, Then I'll bite the bullet and get the one with the best ecosystem, and I hate to say this "iPhone". But deep down I really want to continue with my Android phone, however a deal breaker for me is having that extra battery in my pocket so I can just swop in my busy life, I don't have time like those iPhone headless chicken to look all over town for a plug, then waste time to sit and wait to juice up.

The new trend of Android are gonna be dead with many Mac user who the Android for the FACT of NO! expansion slots and removable battery. Window user you guys will be just fine, Just talking about Mac user and Haters of iPhone, But LOVE Apple ecosystem, because it is better in every which way.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:21

71. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


The new trend of Android are gonna be dead with many Mac user who gonna hate these new breed of Android for the FACT of NO! expansion slots and removable battery. Window user you guys will be just fine, Just talking about Mac user and Haters of iPhone, But LOVE Apple ecosystem, because it is better in every which way.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 16:28 1

74. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Plus if I'm gonna be force to use phone with no removable battery or slot expansion, because this is the new market it seems with the Android devices coming out. Try to force user to use cloud storage and use up data like crazy. I will switch to the iCrap iPhone because at least the have a apple genius bar I could go to with problems. Unlike with Android devices. So Android seem like you pushing your Mac user to the arms of Apple to complete our gadgets.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 18:03 4

75. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


was it really necessary to post this comment 3 times?

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 18:07 1

76. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Oh! Yes for sure... I was going to post 5, but that might of been too much. I hope it didn't disturb you? @EclipseGSX

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 08:06 1

78. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 104; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


f**k u.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:31 4

2. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


What was the price of the SII at launch?

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 10:20 5

27. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Not sure but off contract at Spirit its $500. While the Photon and Evo 3D are both $550 with less features. Its all android but for $50 less you get a way better screen. On contract its all $200 but still get better value with the SGS2

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:32 15

3. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


IPhone 5 won't stand a chance against this the galaxy 3 will blow it out the water and destroy all other phones GO SAMMY

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:41 3

12. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yes!
Let's hope so.....

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:52 3

16. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Am I wahtching Star Wars?

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