Samsung executive: 9 million pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung executive: 9 million pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III
Back in April of last year, none other than J.K. Shin, Samsung's top executive in its mobile division, said that the Samsung Galaxy S II would sell 10 million units for 2011. If you think that is quite a total, consider that the phone's sequel, the Samsung Galaxy S III, has already amassed 9 million units pre-ordered according to an unnamed Samsung official who passed on the number to the Korea Economic Daily. As it turned out, Shin's estimate was on the light side because as of last February, 20 million units of the phone that many call the best Android model ever, were sold. Still, the 9 million units pre-ordered in less than a month compared with the 10 months it took the Samsung Galaxy S II to reach 20 million indicates that the Korean manufacturer has another huge winner on its hands.

What makes the number of Samsung Galaxy S III units pre-ordered so impressive is that the total does not include the U.S. market where the phone is not expected to launch until next month. Once you add in the States, the sequel is going to be putting up some very impressive numbers. The anonymous Samsung official said that the pre-orders for the Galaxy S III came from 290 mobile operators from 145 countries throughout the world. The pre-order total compares with 1 million units pre-ordered for the Samsung Galaxy S when it was launched in 2010, and 3 million units pre-ordered for the Samsung Galaxy S II last year.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is set to rollout globally at the end of this month with the aforementioned U.S. launch set for sometime in June. The U.S. is one of three markets that will get an LTE compatible version of the phone with the other two locations, Japan and Korea, getting their units sometime this summer. While the international version of the phone is powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz exynos processor, the U.S. bound models will most likely feature a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The Verizon variant of the phone was apparently tested on the Nenamark Benchmark website and had the S4 under the hood.

source: KoreaEconomicDaily (translated) via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



24. Suts_97

Posts: 130; Member since: May 05, 2012

Is this an indication to beat the Iphone's sales?

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

If the 9 million is true that's really impressive.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

if it had 2gb ram if it had 2500 mah lipoly if it was made in quality material if it was 1.8 cpu instead ov 9 million it would ev reached 15 million but i don't, wouldn't see girls, or women buying this big phone if they made a mini version ov this in 3.7 screen Good luck SAMSUNG!

21. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

actually i think more womens would prefer this phone and larger screen devices...women always carry purses and handbags so for them carrying a bigger device is no problem

23. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

@TROLL.ISAHA, I dont know what has led you to jump to that assumption because I have seen many women with the one x, the galaxy note, htc sensation XL and I have seen many women come in carphone warehouse when i pre ordered mine and pre ordered the white version of the sgs3.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012


11. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

I was reading on gsm arena about this same thing and saying that its no where near the pre orders of the iphone 4s but ermmmm are they not forgetting apple only have one product on ios each year. its not like you have many different mobiles running on ios like android. In the top segment you have the sgs3, htc one x, htc one s, you have the galaxy nexus, the galaxy note, upcoming lg optimus 4x, the sony xperia s those are just examples there many different top end, middle end and low end devices to choose from so ofcourse that is going to affect the sales of one particular android handset. Say now you just had the sgs series as the only phone availble on android each year, it would outsell the iphone of each year, so when people boast about how much a iphone is selling each year I do not understand it because if you had other phones running ios i am sure all the sales wouldnt just go to the iphone. Oh and for all the people who disagree with what I am saying, I d c because you know it is the truth there are more people for android than there is for ios.

12. mrochester unregistered

Don't forget that this 9 million is from 145 countries.

13. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

you also don't have choice on ios, you have choice of many different models on android so naturally you won't get the super massive sales of ios because of this.


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

and USA is not yet included pre-orders not shipments so its really a good as the actual figure of sales south east asian countries are not yet included pre orders start here at may 23-29 so it'll increase by then..

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dont forget that its more than the i4s launch weekend.

18. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah 4s launched in 9 coutries if not mistaken 4 million sold 1 million pre orders in 24 hours. if apple ever launched it in 145 countries i bet it would be more than this.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the i4s also launched in the USA which is by far its largest market and accounts for the bulk of it's total sales. the sgs3 pre orders haven't even started in the US yet.

10. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

you can imagine there is some countries which users there can not pre-order . Well done Sammy !!

7. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

with this news,i dont think nokia will ever regain its first place from no.1 is history.the nokia company really dont care about their pls adopt android.

5. mrochester unregistered

9 million, that's an incredible number! The S3 is definitely gonna be mega-popular!

4. mayur0701

Posts: 3; Member since: May 18, 2012

hey guys PLZ HELP ME.... i want to buy galaxy s 2 should i wait for few more days bcoz i think when galaxy s3 will come to market samsung might down their dual core mobile prices...

6. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

wait will spare some extra chips for data plan:)

9. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Wait just wait... Save your money for SGS3 :)

3. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

WOW ! 9 million without US market ??? nice. 9 million in just half a month is like 18 million in a month, so lets say around 40 million for 1Q ??? that beats apple's 37 million ^_^ GO SAMMY ! :D

8. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Superb right!! this made my day Go SAMMY!!:) now where is that taco troll!!!

19. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

The sale of SGS3 will actually got to second quater. By the way things looked right now, we would expect the 2nd quarter sale to hit at least 40-45 million if not more.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

Excited to see the US version. I hope they have improved the signal reception with these. Would be awesome if sprint implements the HD voice along with the improved call quality Samsung added for the more natural sound.

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wonder how many more pre-orders if they release the next version of the note...

16. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

now be ready for some crazy numbers for this beast. GO SAMMY.

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