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Samsung Galaxy S III hits 10m sales in under two months

You may have heard about a little phone called the Samsung Galaxy S III… it launched on 29 May this year in Europe and filtered out to the rest of the world in early June. This weekend a Samsung exec confirmed the Korean tech giant had already sold over 10-million Galaxy S III devices. Yes, it’s still July.

According to local site Yonhap News, the president of Samsung’s information technology and mobile communication division, Shin Jong-kyun, told reporters yesterday that the global sales had already surpassed 10 million, although he didn’t specify by how much. But it still means that Samsung has sold an average of 190 000 devices a day since the launch.

It’s definitely smashed the company’s previous record, held by the S III’s predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S II. That phone only hit 10-million sales five months after its launch in April last year, and the first Galaxy S took seven months to hit the same milestone.

The successor to 2011’s best phone of the year, the S III is the company’s flagship smartphone and is available in 145 countries. Not a bad two months for what is arguably the most anticipated phone of 2012 — it accumulated more than three-million pre-orders before the official 29 May launch.

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
  • Damon Aldora

    I’m sure Samsung is happy to have hit their goal. It took forever to get
    to the US,
    but I’m glad I have one. I wouldn’t trade mine for any other phone. A few Dish
    coworkers said that an LTE phone is something I should look into since the
    network is one of the fastest. I really like streaming my live and recorded TV
    to my phone through the Sling Adapter I have connected to my receiver at home.
    LTE goes perfectly with the GSIII. If their products are this good now, I can
    only imagine how great the next Galaxy line will be in the future.

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