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Samsung breaks another record, has now sold 30m Galaxy S IIIs in 157 days

Well, things seem to be going well at Samsung. The South Korean giant is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, it announced last week that it had sold 3-million Galaxy Note IIs, and now the Galaxy S III is outpacing its predecessors at a phenomenal rate. In the 157 days that have passed since its flagship smartphone hit the market in May, Samsung has sold 30-million of them.

The company said today that it has sold more of its Galaxy S IIIs than it sold Galaxy S IIs in a similar time period — around three times as much, in fact. In 2011, 150 days after the S II launched, it had sold 10-million devices globally (against its successor’s 30-million with just an extra week). Samsung has sold an average of one S III every 0.45 seconds — it took 50 days for the company to reach its first 10-million, 100 days for the next 10-million, and it hit 30-million 57 days after that.

JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s IT and mobile communications division, said that “meeting this sales milestone in five months sets another record for Samsung, and we are extremely proud and yet motivated to continue to provide our customers with products that they love.”

Author | Lauren Granger

Lauren Granger
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialise in... More