Samsung Galaxy S III Crosses 10 Million Sales Milestone
Samsung Galaxy S III sales have been massive for Samsung Electronics and that point was driven home on Sunday after the company announced that it has surpassed the 10 million sales mark, less than two months after it was officially released.
The announcement was made by Samsung president Shin Jong-kyun who told reporters the milestone was reached this week, having been tracked since the smartphone was announced in London on May 29.
A quick mathematical analysis shows that the Galaxy S III smartphone has been moving nearly 190,000 units every single day since it went on sale overseas, far exceeding sales levels for the Samsung Galaxy S II which took five months to reach the very same 10 million sales mark.
With Apple not expected to unveil the iPhone 5 until September or October Samsung should continue to experience a good number of smartphone sales through Q3 2012.
The Samsung Galaxy S III has become very popular among power users thanks to its crisp and large 4.8-inch display which is powered by a Samsung Exynos 4 quad-core processor that operates the smartphones Google Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich” mobile operating system. The Galaxy S III also offers an 8MP camera and memory options that include 16GB and 32GB options. Samsung is expected to release a 64GB version of the device in late 2012.
Samsung began selling the popular smartphone in North America last month, offering the device in marble white and pebble blue colors.
Analysts and Samsung officials believe the company’s newest smartphone version could end up selling 40 million device before the next version of the company’s Samsung Galaxy line is announced.