Samsung sells 100 million Samsung Galaxy S series phones

Samsung sells 100 million Samsung Galaxy S series phones
Like two ships passing in the dark, the Apple iPhone 5 seems to have lost momentum, explaining why Apple has significantly cut orders for parts to build its iconic smartphone. The other ship, the S.S Samsung, seems to be moving in the right direction with not one, but two sizzling hot devices in the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. But it is the former that is being celebrated on Monday, as the flagship Android handset is part of the Samsung Galaxy S series that has sold over 100 million units.

Just two years and seven months after the first Samsung Galaxy S entered the market, Samsung has made the line extremely popular with those looking for an alternative to the Apple iPhone. And as we told you on Saturday, the teens say that the Apple iPhone is out and the Samsung Galaxy S III is in. As we noted, part of that comes from the way Samsung's commercials position the iPhone as a device for older people while the features on the Samsung Galaxy S III appear fresh and new.

The Samsung Galaxy S sold 10 million phones in its first year and the Samsung Galaxy S II has sold 40 million units, with the number of units sold doubling since February. Meanwhile, by November Samsung had sold 30 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Right now, 190,000 of the latter device are being rung up daily. At that pace, over 69 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III would be sold in one year. It all adds up to the top position for Samsung in the global smartphone market.

source: Samsung via Engadget



27. quawy2013

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

Go sammy

26. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Well done Sammy...! Keep it up!

23. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'm not surprised that S3 would sell like hotcakes, in my class, 3 of them got s3. And almost everywhere I go in the city, I would see an s3.

25. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Im not surprised either. Its a great phone.

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Soo..this means that S3 has actually sold from 40-50 million units with possible total of 80 million or more during the lifecycle. Wow

17. corleyman

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

The real success of these 2 phones is how many networks carry them! I mean you can get an unlocked version of each, plug in a no-contract SIM card and away you go w/the most economic, unlimited plan available today! Which one? Check it:

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

f**k you and the spam you rode in on.

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Christ, I remember what a huge goddamn deal it was for Motorola to sell a single million of the original Droid in less time than the original iPhone did. I also remember when iFans would crow triumphantly that Apple was the best because they sold more phones than everyone else. These are truly incredible numbers.

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple's Iconic Smartphone or Ironic Smartphone? Time tro rethink and get over this Iconic tag :)

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Awesome. I'm a proud owner of a Galaxy S3. :D

11. android78 unregistered

I can remember like yesterday when i got my new galaxy s on its release date. I was so amazed how clear and beautiful the amoled screen was. The movie aviator was preloaded and just looked amazing, the funny part is everyone would ask me, you have the new i phone. LOL, upgraded to my lovely gs2, fast forward to today and now i have my beautiful white gs3 and all three phones still working like a champ. Great job samsung

10. thelegend6657 unregistered

My father is one of the early owners of the Galaxy S1 , he also bought the galaxy s2 . But instead of continue with the GS3 (because the leap from s2 to s3 isnt as big aa from GS1 to GS2 ) he bought an iPhone 5 and he is pretty pleased with it . I am now using his S2

8. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Great for my boy sammy ^-^

7. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They deserve every bit of their success :) both my GALAXY S2 and S3 have been such a joy to use, they are true workhorses with incredible features, great UI and simple yet user friendly design, not to mention powerful and extremely versatile.

6. Mehdia

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

160 mil 2013:)no 125

5. Mehdia

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

this is amazing go go samsung 125 mil 2013:))))))))))

4. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

thats a good thing to see. I have the SIII (AT&T) and i like it. I can see why millions of people like this phone

3. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I just checked this from Korean source lol Just wondering what the number would be if its for all samsung flagships including Note series

2. vddeguzman

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

good job. better if this is compared to Iphone sales during the same periods/years so we have a perspective of the relative success rate?

1. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

wow feel sad fo icrap

9. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

thats wat u get wen u focus ur resources into lawsuits and leeching on others success rather than improve ur device

21. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Well said...

24. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Take a bow Sammy, you've earned it!

14. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Another milestone achieved good going samsung all the best! We are waiting for Galaxy SIV.

15. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

still cant beat the Nokia 1100's record of 250 million

22. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well speaking of smartphones, Nokia 5230(the touch screen symbian )alone allegedly sold 150 million units. Which makes it by far the BEST SELLING SMARTPHONE EVER. See that, Lumias?

18. corleyman

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Ah, just wait. If Samsung does something like what Google did with Nexus 4 - unlocked & inexpensive - they could even rival Nokia 1100 ... especially now that unlimited service is getting so popular with no-contract phones. Check it:

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