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Samsung Galaxy S III made by 75,000 workers; phone is the fastest selling gadget of all-time

0. phoneArena 19 May 2012, 15:30 posted on

Right now, 75,000 people are busy at work putting together the Samsung Galaxy S III and with 9 million units pre-ordered, this is going to keep each and every one of them busy for some time; using info from Samsung and Apple ExtremeTech.com gets to the 75,000 figure...

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posted on 19 May 2012, 15:35 17

1. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Wow that's impressive

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:46 8

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


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posted on 19 May 2012, 23:17 3

48. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


um... shouldn't the S3 sales by now WITH the us market be 19 million ??? because 9 million without the US, and a read a post before announcing the GS3 that USA already preordered 10 million of the GS3... so with US it could have sold 19 million :)

posted on 19 May 2012, 22:18 6

46. Android2627 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Apple Has Workers Who Get Less Paid and Samsung Pays More to Workers then also Apple sells its product at more Cost :O Cheater's

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:37 21

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


Well isn't that a big f you to Apple.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:26 15

21. Andman314 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


YES!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 21:42 2

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


Yeap....

posted on 19 May 2012, 20:23 4

36. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


"Samsung Electronics Co has received some 9 million pre-orders for its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone from more than 100 global carriers, the Korea Economic Daily reported on Friday"

The key word here is carriers, and not customers. That's a HUGE difference. Each carrier has their own pre-orders of the smartphone, but whether all the pre-orders from all the carriers totaled to 9,000,000 is questionable. They probably ordered much much more than what was pre-ordered. Some carriers are even just starting pre-orders. The pricing in some carriers are not even revealed yet. doesn't make sense.

Also Samsung already denied the comment made by "an anonymous Samsung official" that they were manufacturing the phone at maximum capacity producing 5 million phones per month. If they had been producing 5 million phones a month, they would have to have been producing smartphones since March. And we haven't even considered in store sales at this point. If Samsung plans to have any SGIIIs in any stores at all, you should double time because that means they have another batch of SGIIIs ready to send to the retailers. Also, Since they denied they were making 5 million/month, then that throws the production date to much much earlier towards the beginning of the year. Very unlikely.

The SGIII is going to be a great device no doubt, but still......

posted on 19 May 2012, 23:21

49. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


agreed, number is a bit off, but maybe they sell a much reasonable number and beat smartphone records

posted on 19 May 2012, 23:50 2

51. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


you do make sense. 9 million from CARRIERS and not people

posted on 20 May 2012, 06:05 2

55. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


And how do you suppose samsung sell directly to their customers without direct sales ability?

posted on 20 May 2012, 09:17 1

58. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


sell it in their stores like apple does or ask customers to directly pre-order their phone from them. it is not like all countries count on carrier phones, i live in asia and most people prefer to buy unlocked phones sim-free. finally i bet samsung have more authorised shops than apple do around the globe

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:18 1

62. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Samsung has barely any shops outside of korea. I think apple actually has more direct shops.

posted on 20 May 2012, 13:45 1

67. manzl (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


i think ur wrong ...samsung do have more stores than apple worldwide..

posted on 20 May 2012, 17:17

73. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


nope they have more shops than apple

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:42 4

3. kayeeman566 (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


well wait till iphone6 announcement !

posted on 19 May 2012, 20:24 2

37. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Y wait for the 6 when there a 5? xD...

posted on 19 May 2012, 23:31 1

50. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


we don't know whether or not it'll be called the iPhone 5 or 6. Technically it should be called the iPhone 6 because its the 6th iPhone (iPhone 4 was the 4th iPhone), but if for some reason they need to hit all the numbers it may be called the iPhone 5 (iPhone 5 sounds a bit better too).

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:18 3

63. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it will have 6G!!

posted on 20 May 2012, 09:30

59. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yea its not fair. must wait till the next iphone sales then we start talking. i am pretty sure that the iphone sales this quarter will go down to the ground

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:48 10

5. JDCohen722 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 May 2011)


I need to tell you guys I honestly don't believe that 9 million sales figure, I know the Galaxy S III is REALLY POPULAR, the whole Galaxy Series never mind. But I was told by the Head of Mobile Product and Business Solutions at Samsung, Paulo Ferreira. Over the phone that they had sold 15 million Galaxy S III preorders, then literally a few hours later I saw the post about 9 million. So obviously someones got some weird calculations over at Samsung...

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:58 10

7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I agree it doesn't seem plausible, however it's very impressive if true. If Samsung sells even half that on pre orders they're doing really well.

posted on 20 May 2012, 09:36

60. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Isn't that guy a football player from Chelsea

posted on 19 May 2012, 16:54 5

16. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


either which way, its a huge number.

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:54 8

6. Jericho (unregistered)


How much did iphone 4s sold in its pre-orders?
Not trollin just askin.

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:59 16

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It sold about 4 million opening weekend

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:09 6

19. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Hey guys I've got a great idea! Let's all thumb-down the fanboy because he answered a question with factual information!

In all seriousness tho, I am looking forward to seeing how the Galaxy S III stacks up to both the iPhone's 4s and iPhone XX in terms of sales.

posted on 19 May 2012, 18:49 5

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why do you have so many thumbs down just by answering a question? Some of the people here are ridiculous.

posted on 19 May 2012, 21:41 2

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


U must be new here.... apple fans users all ways
Gets thumb down.. .... looks like u are... . Do u ever teas his threads.

posted on 20 May 2012, 00:04 3

52. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I'm not that new, I created an account a couple months ago, but I was lurking a bit before that. I have read his posts, and yes some, if not most, were unreasonable. But still, he just answered a question. It's not like he was bragging about the sales like he has before, someone asked, so he answered without any hint of trolling. If he's being civil, I say be civil to him. If you think otherwise, then you're just as unreasonable as he was.

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