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Samsung’s rise continues as Galaxy S range sales hit 100 million

Global domination: all but complete. Samsung’s Galaxy S range of flagship smartphones (as in the Galaxy S I, II and III) has passed the 100-million sales mark, according to the Korean manufacturer.

Yes, Samsung has sold more than a 106-million units of its top-tier phones in less than three years — according to local site Yonhap News, that number is composed of 25-million original Galaxy S phones, 40-million of its award-winning S IIs and 41-million units of the hugely successful follow-up, the S III.

What’s interesting to note is the acceleration in the pace of sales — the company sold 30-million S IIIs just 157 days (around five months) after its launch, and hit the 40-million mark seven months after its May 2012 release. It set a new record for the company: the S II took 20 months to hit that milestone.

Granted, the figures Samsung is quoting are from “the supply side” — meaning the units it ships to retailers, not actually how many phones have been bought by consumers — but the figures are still impressive: it’s currently averaging 190 000 sales of the S III a day.

Image: Samsung

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

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