Shin: cumulative sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III to top 10 million units during July

Shin: cumulative sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III to top 10 million units during July
The Samsung Galaxy S has sold about 24 million units globally since its launch a little over 2 years ago, the Samsung Galaxy S II sold 28 million units in half the time, and now it looks as though the Samsung Galaxy S III is going to smash those records. According to Samsung Telecommunication chief JK Shin, some time next month, the cumulative amount of units of the latest Samsung flagship phone to be sold will reach 10 million. That is quite an accomplishment considering that the device first launched in Europe on May 29th. Making the feat even more outstanding is that the first U.S. carriers to launch the phones did so on June 21st.

Right off the bat it was known that the Samsung Galaxy S III would break some records. Pre-orders were said to have hit 9 million overseas by Shin as soon as May 18th, a figure that obviously did not include North America. This year, all four major Stateside operators will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S III along with U.S. Cellular. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been the closest challenger that the Android platform has to the Apple iPhone in terms of unit sales and the sequel might even come closer to Apple's iconic device which is expected to undergo some major changes this year when the new model is launched, including a bigger screen size near 4 inches. That major refresh means that sales of the Apple iPhone 4S could slow down as we get closer to an expected launch of the 6th generation iPhone. Sales of the current model usually slump a few weeks before the release of the next model as potential buyers wait to see what features the new version will offer.

source: Reuters

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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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46 Comments

1. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Great news keep going samsung

19. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I Still Doubt that the Galaxy S sold 24 Million !! Never was able to see so many in hands or on the Sites like Ebay and Amazon !!!

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hmmmm. With a name like Sherlock Holmes you think you'd have better powers of deduction than "what I saw on eBay...." Here in the States I've seen plenty of Galaxy S phones. Those have seriously been the most popular Android phones I've seen with all their nuanced variants. Just in my group of friends and family I've seen 4 Sprint Epic 4G's, two T-mobile Vibrants, two T-Mobile Galaxy S 4Gs, one ATT Captivate, and one Galaxy Blaze 4G which I have to assume is considered a Galaxy S1 due to its naming even though it's closer to a T-Mobile Galaxy S2s internals...

42. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the most Android phones I have seen are the EVOs

2. Chuck.Norris unregistered

5 of the ten Million is just in my Family :-) Go Samsung!

5. RoundBallmer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Another typical mindless fan

12. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

There's nothing wrong with being a fan. Samsung fans, Apple fans, windows fans, ... Just let them be happy :)

20. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

lol this coming from a guy named ballmer

3. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Go PWN Over-pricey Apple Samsung, show them who's boss in the smartphone industry! >:))

4. RoundBallmer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Lol SGS3 cost more than the iPhone, you must be crazy to claim that the plastic ugly phone is cheaper

11. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

No it isn't. SGS3 (16GB): $199 w/ contract iPhone (16GB): $199 w/ contract SGS3 (32GB): $249 w/ contract iPhone (32GB): $299 w/ contract

46. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

It just makes me wanna vomit why people fall for these overpriced apple products, because of hype and such, ugh yuck.

15. Rocksteady unregistered

It's not cheaper, it just costs the buyer less, more money value. And the looks are personal reference, no it's not ugly.

45. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Correct :))

40. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

it is more expensive, but not overpriced.. when something is overpriced, means that it is priced waaaayyy above the justified price of the product, which in iPhone case, should be around $200 off contract rather than $500.. yes, the galaxy is expensive, but look at it this way: quad-core processor/very powerful dual core with LTE, relatively huge battery, large screen with HD resolution, 128GB memory potential with USB Host/OTG support for even more memory/peripherals, 1.9Mp front camera with 720p video for chat. do the iPhone have all of that? and why is it priced in the same level as the SGS3? that's called overpriced.. just like beats headphones are..

44. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Exactly! :)

6. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

I think after announcement of icrap 5,disappointed Ifans will turn to buy GSIII.and this help Samsung to sell more GSIII.

14. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

I'm sure they won't if you keep calling it iCrap. Just be nice :) And they like the SGS3 and they're not mean ;)

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

R u pro Samsung or just anti apple? I think I can guess.

7. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Amen!!

8. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

I'm pretty sure this phone will easily break 40-50 million unit sales after a year.. The upcoming iPhone 5 will not be as big hit as iPhone 4s interms of sales anymore, trust me.. Galaxy s3 has already envade the US market, as well as HTC One series.. And the upcoming G-Note 2 will babyshake the upcoming iPhone..

13. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

40-50 million sales is a big ask for any phone.

16. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

It is not.. 40 million is plausible, i'm not sure about 50 million, but this phone will sell like crazy.. It's still not close to iPhone interms of popularity & sales, but it's slowly closing the gap..

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Lol! I love the use of the word "babyshake" in reference to the Galaxy Note vs iPhone.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How do u know that sounds like ur jus being anti apple

41. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

not really sure, but i think this year is the year where the tide will turn for android.. and i have a feeling that iPhone will start falling down.. even here in Singapore, where majority used iPhone (8 out of 10), is now starting to see this trend, many people i saw during roadshows are trading in their iPhones for the SGS3.. and now i can see that 6 out of 10 are using either SGS2, Note, or SGS3.. and only 2 using iPhone..

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If it was less ugly, it would have smashed the records in 2weeks

10. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

I agree, but this ugly phone outsells HTC One X in just over a month.. I found an article that HTC One X just barely surpassed the 10,000 unit sales since it was released..

17. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

...and we know why. Its the uninspiring sense UI and old style design. Their R&D has gone to the s**tters.

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Haters said that the original Droid was ugly as sin too. Same with the DROID X. A esthetics aren't universal.

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