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Samsung announces record first-day sales of Samsung Galaxy S III in South Korea

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Samsung announces record first-day sales of Samsung Galaxy S III in South Korea
South Korean sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III set a launch day record for the country

South Korean sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III set a launch day record for the country

With 50,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy S III sold in South Korea on its first day, the manufacturer set a record for the launch day sales of any Samsung product in its backyard. The version of the phone sold in South Korea includes a quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM and LTE connectivity. The results nearly doubled the 24,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy S II sold on its first day of sales in Korea last year, and handily outperformed the 10,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy S that were rung up on that model's opening day in Korea two years ago.

Samsung expects to sell a whopping 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III by the end of this month alone. Its predecessor, no slouch at the cash register either, sold 20 million units last year with about 5 million of those coming from South Korea.

source: SamsungTomorrow via AndroidCentral

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posted on 10 Jul 2012, 11:00 25

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


The end of the iPhone... there is a new sheriff in town!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 11:10 5

2. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


always the same wish every year huh!

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 11:24 11

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1236; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Well duh, That's a friggin monster phone...I swear that's a phone I would line up for, Quad core LTE, 2GB RAM? In*friggin*sane

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:02 4

7. remixfa (Posts: 13939; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you are not kidding. im waiting and waiting for the benchmarks from it.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:44 3

9. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It should be identical to the international version. Additional RAM doesn't really change anything in overall performance outside of multitasking

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 20:14 4

12. remixfa (Posts: 13939; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it can potentially make a very big difference in heavy processor and GPU intensive gaming as well. Im not a heavy gamer, but I get all warm n squishy over massive benchmarks.

Ever see a PC running vista with 1 gig of ram? It sucks. Putting in 2 gigs of ram makes it run smooth as butter (but you really need 4 for best performance.. vista sucks.. lol). Bad analogy for sure, but it can still make a big difference. Also, it future proofs it even that much better.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:41

16. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I disagree... That was a great analogy!!!

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 07:35

18. dickwyn (Posts: 596; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Worlds fastest smartphone. take that apple and your iphone

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 11:32 11

4. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Take that Apple iphone!! your dominating days are numbered!!

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 11:44 2

6. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


the iPhone is not as dominating as it is unique in how its presented. Samsung has carved its own niche by being unique in how its presented. Windows Phone is doing the same thing. Blackberry is still very unique in its presentation regardless of lost marketshare. Domination is not the idea, its offering a unique product presented uniquely.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 11:41 1

5. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Samsung is an entity on its own. I think this is a great thing as the more companies that perform in such a way the better competition will be. As a headliner, they command a market. Second fiddle players like Motorola, HTC, LG, etc all have work to do though HTC and its recent offerings are magnificent. It will be interesting to see where android is over the next five years.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:21 1

8. sid07desai (Posts: 262; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Quad-core and 2GB of RAM. Thinkin about ordering it from Korea. Lol

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 13:53 7

10. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


God bless u samsung and may the iDevil die

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 18:56

11. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


For good....

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 21:26 2

13. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 67; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I cant stand apple. Everything about them pisses me off. Special connectors, forced to use there software, they sue everyone, etc... I was watching a video online from a company like cnet or something and they called the iphones a overpriced entry level smartphone for kids and i laughed so hard.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 02:51

14. tiara6918 (Posts: 1445; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


In that photo, that is the kpop group sistar advertising the samsung galaxy s 3. Sistar please dance ma boy while holding the s3, then I would be more than convinced to buy one(that's a good marketing strategy). Check out sistar's ma boy here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6XXia5B2Wg Are you more than convinced to buy one too if they're holding those phones?

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 06:36

15. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Will the Korean version work internationally with networks? Or will it only work in Korea?

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