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

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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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)

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17 Comments

1. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

2. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

always the same wish every year huh!

3. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

9. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

16. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

18. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Worlds fastest smartphone. take that apple and your iphone

4. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

6. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

5. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

8. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

10. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

God bless u samsung and may the iDevil die

11. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

For good....

13. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 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?

15. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

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

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