Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy smartphones this decade

Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy smartphones this decade
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Since the introduction of the original Galaxy S in 2010, Samsung has consistently been one of the biggest players in the smartphone market. In fact, since 2012 the company has held the title of number one smartphone manufacturer in the world – something Huawei is currently trying to snatch.

Regarding sales, Samsung has previously remained pretty quiet on the matter. But during today’s Unpacked event, Samsung CEO DJ Koh announced that the brand has sold a whopping 2 billion Galaxy-branded smartphones this decade.

Unfortunately for us, this figure wasn’t broken down but it most certainly includes Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note sales. Additionally, the number probably tallies in sales of the company’s extensive range of mid-range and entry-level smartphones. These have included the Galaxy A, Galaxy C, Galaxy J, and Galaxy On lineups among others.

As a comparison, Apple announced back in September that it had sold almost 2 billion iOS devices too. Interestingly enough, though, Apple’s figure includes iPad and iPod shipments whereas Samsung’s is just smartphones. 

To make the South Korean giant’s achievement even more impressive, it’s worth noting that the original iPhone went on sale in 2007, a whole three years before the release of the Samsung Galaxy S in 2010, which is largely responsible for the company's subsequent success.



1. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Now that is an Achievement ! Kudos to Samsung

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

(Insert Qwertyphones Past PA username member comments in comment section from myself.) No stereo speakers = failed No inscreen camera unlike visible black punch circle hole camera lens = failed No emitting sound display like on Lg G8thinQ = failed No large battery on S10 like on S10+& S10 5G model = failed No 5G network available outside these 4 models in any area of world right now or next year or year after in some develop,developing,underdevelop countries = failed. No increase in adapted fast charging speed to 4/4+ what Qualcomm unveiled. No LOW PRiCE = FAiLED even though people are self employed. chinese Huawei may break korean samsung and american apple total smartphones and tablet/iPad/ipod/wearables/speakers models sold together with shipments no. this entire decade this year or probably next year or year after to be the new leader. Only ultrasonic fps is a good thing on S10/S10+ and a flat display on S10e but still no difference in viewing experience like it's siblings and 5G network on S10 5G model.

4. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The 5G does have faster charging (25 W).

5. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 116; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

What ?! No stereo speaker !

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Too bad peaceboy is on a 7 day vacation, I'd love to read his thoughts on this.

7. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't worry bro, Midan has done a fantastic job in filling Peaceboy's place lol

8. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Leo's not doing so bad either lol

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words to both of you lol. Those 3 must be triplets.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hardcore Apple guy loving the s10

11. Vokilam

Posts: 1282; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

What is Samsung’s ASP level for all the 2bil phones sold?

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