Samsung Galaxy S III: 30 million units sold

Samsung Galaxy S III: 30 million units sold
Thursday night, we passed along the word that 3 million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II had been sold globally in the first month after its launch. Now, Sammy is back to brag about its flagship Android device, the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Korean based manufacturer says it has sold a whopping 30 million units of the phone. The original Samsung Galaxy S sold 10 million units in 2011 and the Samsung Galaxy S II sold 20 million by earlier this year. Considering that the device has been available for about 5 months, this is quite an impressive feat. Interestingly, Samsung said that four out of the the 5 best selling weeks for the Samsung Galaxy S III came after the launch of the Apple iPhone 5.

We've seen the Samsung Galaxy S III come down in price as low as $100 and we wouldn't be surprised to see some enterprising retailer take it down again for the holiday season. While this is obviously good news for the Korean based manufacturer, the industry is always about the, uh, next big thing which means in a few weeks, it will be time to look ahead to the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Already there has been speculation that the Galaxy S IV will sport a 13MP camera and be powered by a quad-core Exynos 5450 Cortex A15-based chip.

source: Samsung via GSMArena

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Godspeed. An impressive feat. So the Galaxy S4 is expected to sell at least 40 million units.

7. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Proud to be one of those 30 million and would be lucky again if I come in those 3 - 40 million for (Note 2) asap :)

29. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Crushing Competition Completely!

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The competition consistently makes great phones.

41. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yeah sure they do buddy, they make great phones but just not good enough as the Galaxy S3 :)

70. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

As good as. That's your opinion. Other products are similar and in close comparison. HTC ONEX+ comes to mind. The Iphone 5 is also a great phone as well as a couple windows phones out there. Just because you don't think it's the phone for you doesn't mean it's not a good phone. It's a great market. Apple and Sammy just happen to be stealing it...for now....

78. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

sammy is stealing it for a reason in android. check out the galaxy s3! I love HTC in build quality but the problem is their software optimizations arent great...its the hardware and the software experience that makes a great phone not any one factor alone. HTC has great hardware and good software...whereas sammy has good hardware and a great software experience! the 40+ little features they added in S3 whether you use them or not are good features and its not until you make the switch to another phone that you realize that you miss the small features of the s3 mate! Hence I was saying my point

83. g2a5b0e unregistered

I completely agree with this. Been saying it all along.

88. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i think the point was......neither samsung nor apple would be where they are if they werent........."stealing it" and i do believe that is the correct term for it.....

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think there's more to this than just a big number.

13. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012



Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

"Apple sold 1 billion iphones" You: *PUTS on apple cheerleader costume* YAY FOR APPLE YAY NUMBERS DONY LIE! "Samsung sells 40 million SGS3" You:*puts on hipster glasses* THIS IS A CONSPIRACY THOSE NUMBERS ARE A LIE!!!

42. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

that is Mxy for you...

56. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Ok i been reading this dudes post for some time now and every single post he puts up is NEGATIVE! So why hasnt this dude been banned yet??... seriously phone arena....

74. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

there are a dozens like him in the Android camp.. if one goes so will the others.. is only fair

21. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Yes sir I am a proud Samsung Galaxy S3 owner love this handset. But the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is on a level of it's own and on November 15th I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 2 on Tmobile. Nobody is better than Samsung period.

32. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

... In your opinion

48. g2a5b0e unregistered

Clearly. But, thanks for the clarification.

36. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Sorry, but I would never get a Samsung. I hate amoled, I prefer to keep things real. The camera over-saturates too. I think they succeeded in the 'inspired by nature' theme though. Well-done Samsung, you made a phone look like a pebble. On the positive side, they are part of the few who offer both a removable microSD card and battery, which is pretty cool. In my opinion, I'd rather have the Xperia TX, but I think both are cool. Saying nobody is better than Samsung is a pure lie though...

38. thelegend6657 unregistered

Yeah , i like HTC , Apple and Nokia . not that Samsung is bad , just the way it do things

49. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

I love my galaxy s3 pebble blue very much !

57. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

nobody's as notorious for making cheap builds and bad displays either.......but you gotta give the people what they want right? :(

61. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

at least they build better phone than sony.. :)

71. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

This is true. Sony can't come up with anything that's great AND will sell.

62. SleepingOz unregistered

My Note II has a pretty solid build and its SuperAMOLED HD is better than any other display out there for multimedia purposes. No wonder it's the best Android atm.. I might be wrong but you sound like a butthurt Samsung hater to me.

63. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

no amoled display is better than LCD bro sorry.....not butt hurt just tellin it like it is......

66. SleepingOz unregistered

Although it's just a matter of preference, most tech reviewers(PA included) seem to agree that the SuperAMOLED HD of the GNOTE II is a better display for MULTIMEDIA PURPOSES than any other LCD out there. Higher contrast, vivid colours, true black and lower power consumption. LCD's colours may be more natural but AMOLED's colours are just more attractive. Samsung has sold more GSIII than Sony did with their whole entire XPERIA line. And you seem to be a lil "bitter" about this fact. That's why you never miss an opportunity to bash Samsung. Just saying things as they are.

67. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


69. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

message messed up..........but naa dood im not bitter about it, its just you are holding the galaxy series so highly because of sales.......well if you wanted to play that game then the iphone would be the best in that class right? since it sells more than any point being sales only tell half the story......And if you are saying amoled is the "best" screen out only because its better in "one" area.......which according to you and phone arena, is multimedia....Then I would say you're a fool......Amoled is better in deeper blacks but is horrible when it comes to whites and more natural colors.........They have blueish tinted screens when viewing "white" colored pages.....and are so dim as if they chose the brightness level for you and you cant change it!............ not cool O and little word to the wise......just cause my name holds a sony title doesnt mean im all for them, ALL the time........When i mention LCD im talking about HTC dood.....I think Sony uses TFT and IPS if im not mistaken so you were wayy off to think i was trying to justify Sony (even though their screens are way better than amoled as well) I like samsung but i think they're screens are plain garbage compared to IPS and LCD

80. SleepingOz unregistered

So according to you, multimedia is only about gaming, right? Apart from multimedia purposes, what else do you use your phone to? It may be a matter of preference again, but natural colour reproduction is useful only for photography. Otherwise ,more than 30M people seem to agree(excluding other AMOLED based phones owners), AMOLED displays are more beautiful and attractive. "and are so dim as if they chose the brightness level for you and you cant change it!" You definitely don't know what you're talking about. My GNOTE II has an excellent brightness can even be compared to actual LCD. And even my old GSII has a very good brightness level to perform well for outdoor visibility. And the blueish tint is almost gone now. If you don't believe me then see by yourself. Not to forget AMOLED's higher refresh rate, making the phone to appear more fluid and it lower power comsuption. "they're screens are plain garbage compared to IPS and LCD" So their screen are garbage, right? You nailed it dude! Samsung also produce SuperLCD which is considered as the best LCD atm. EPIC FAIL dude. You just proved that you're indeed a Samsung hater. I almost forgot you were the one claiming that the S-Pen is useless. LMAO! Have you check the digital painting of the french artist, Geremy Arene? You should check these videos too. No wonder, it's the best Android outt there. It's not just my opinion but also PA, Android Authotity, Phandroid, TechnoBuffalo, TechCrunch and so on.. If you don't believe me, you can always verify this by yourself. =) Haters gonna hate, Samsung gonna sell.. more and more! =D

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