Pre-orders were said to have hit 9 million overseas by Shin as soon as May 18th, a figure that obviously did not include North America. This year, all four major Stateside operators will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S III along with U.S. Cellular. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been the closest challenger that the Android platform has to the Apple iPhone in terms of unit sales and the sequel might even come closer to Apple's iconic device which is expected to undergo some major changes this year when the new model is launched, including a bigger screen size near 4 inches. That major refresh means that sales of the Apple iPhone 4S could slow down as we get closer to an expected launch of the 6th generation iPhone. Sales of the current model usually slump a few weeks before the release of the next model as potential buyers wait to see what features the new version will offer.