Samsung executive: More than 10 million Samsung Galaxy S III units have been sold

Samsung executive: More than 10 million Samsung Galaxy S III units have been sold
The Samsung Galaxy S II was long considered to be the best Android phone ever made. That put a lot of pressure on Samsung to produce a sequel that was even better. Based on consumers' response, the Korean based manufacturer succeeded big time. Shin Jong-Kyun, a Samsung senior executive, told reporters that the company has sold more than 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III. No specific sales figures were presented. The device was launched in May for the European and Asian area and was released in the U.S. in June. The handset is now available in 140 countries globally.

"It appears that it (accumulated sales) has exceeded 10 million units," repeated Samsung's head of mobile, J.K. Shin, although it wasn't clear if he was talking about sales to retailers or to end-users. Regardless, it is still a tremendous number and has helped solidify Samsung's position as the word;s top smartphone manufacturer, a title it first took over in the third quarter of  last year. Shin says he expects the number to grow to 20 million units sold by this fall.

source: MobileBurn

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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. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

So its Officially Fastest Selling Gadget breaking Microsoft Kinetic record of 9 million in 60 days


Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012


25. MeoCao unregistered

Hey, I love Android and SS is doing great but I heard that 35 millions of 4S were sold in 1Q alone?

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

37000000. Samsung is a strong force in the tech world, but apple is just as strong, despite the lawsuits both companies do just fine. When the iPhone comes out it'll out sell the gs3 then the gs4 will outsell the iPhone. Who wins? The consumer... I have the 4S, and the blue gs3 and sure as hell will be getting the new iPhone. Best of both worlds buddy.

29. MeoCao unregistered

I disagree about next iPhone sales, I think it will be weak: it does not have a compelling selling point. - 4" screen? - New map? - improved Siri? Maybe Apple has something else so lets see.

39. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I agree, except the iZOMBIES will buy it, no matter what - they will get a giggly over 4G LTE and a 4 inch, acting like it was never done before and telling us how innovative a certain fruity company.

43. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Samsung wins when S3 sells well, Samsung wins too when iPhone4 and 4s sell well. Damn you Samsung, how come you get both way!!

33. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Fail. 37m iphones were sold in the 1st quater after 4s released, but that including iphone 3gs, 4 and 4s.

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

wait for me!! I still haven't bought one! Great job Samsung! Suck on this Apple, you can't wipe out true competition with lawsuits and banning.

30. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

ya apple! suck on 37 million iphones sold from quarter 1! what a fail!

34. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

50-55m galaxy phones sold from quarter 2! What a fail!

37. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

it's not galaxy line alone, it's all samsung phone arsenal including wp and bada. in asia maybe you haven't heard of those cheap samsung galaxy a,b,c,x,y,z, ace,duo,duo s,duo mini, champ,corby,corby 2 which sells like hotcake for obvious reasons. you're just kidding yourself if those figures that you said were all high end galaxy phones. besides everything were all estimates. estimates my friend is synonymous for samsung sales. now name from any of those galaxy s,s2,note that sold better than what iphone 4s have sold? the highly touted galaxy nexus which you all worship last december... what happened now to the sales?

3. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012


4. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I just found out my uncle and my aunt got S3's too. :D

36. ph00ny

Posts: 2032; Member since: May 26, 2011

My dad has one too....

5. DocOaK17

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

And how does that benefit me. Or my choice to buy a smartphone.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

It means there will be less demand for whatever iDevice you've got a boner for... Now buzz off and go read some iPhone blog.

19. DocOaK17

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

yo doakie, pick up the phone. Anyways whats up, i wasn't talkin about apple here. I meant was saying that apple and samsung both sell huge amount of phones and because they're selling doesn't mean that everybody has to buy em. Its like this when give a negative comment about apple people assume i m an S-SHEEP. And when i give negative comment about samsung people assume that i am an iSHEEP. My point is that samsung selling well because people thing you have to buy samsung if dont want an apple product. And records doesnt mean a thing to me nor the selling amount. But it becomes a part of the bragging rights.


Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

yea bye Samsung. but not that rotten fruit.....

24. DocOaK17

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

idont like Apple. And samsung is meh. ok.


Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012


28. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This is truly a great feat for Samsung, but we can now say for certain that the 9 million pre-orders was pretty much a lie to create buzz and high demand. All I'm waiting to read now is whether those 10 million were sales to carriers or customers, not that it makes a difference...that much.

32. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i almost forgot about that 9 million pre orders. so to sum it up, since the pre orders last may, it only sold 1 million phones? btw ever since samsung has been reporting estimates. why is it so hard for them to announce the "actual end user sales?"

35. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Preorders from carriers only. 1 month ws the time for SS to produce and ship to carriers, . Do you remember the article that sS underestimated the demand for s3 and faced the shortage of production?

9. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I love S3 has the best components inside and plastic chasis is light weight and easy to use, definitely needed a case for slippery body.

10. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Wow Congrats Samsung. The SIII is definitely the best phone on the market.

11. Yusei

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Androids, transform an roll out!!! Galaxy SIII in my hands since launch date in Portugal :)

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i see these in the wild A LOT and iPhone users that i thought would have to have their arm twisted into switching are getting these things. i wouldn't say the SIII was the successor we hoped it to be from the SII but it's definitely the best right now. nothing has really seemed really "next-gen" next to my Razr until i compared it to the SIII. it makes me anticipate the Razr HD even more than before.

13. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

20 million is likely imminent, in our place here many mobile shops are selling samsung phones including galaxy s3. My boss just bought s3 last week, I was given a chance to use it. It's really light and fast. I'm sure apple will find ways to stop selling this new fastest selling gadget, sad to say it's too late now, 10 million+ users have it. And still counting especially olympic is nearing...

14. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Samsung is now even pressured to produce the best phone ever in s4 next year. I wonder what the specs could be! But i have to pass for s4 since im on a 2yr contract. And when it's up, it will be the s5 already!

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