Samsung Galaxy S3 Has Hit 10 Million Mark: Report
Among our top smartphones for 2013 is the Samsung Galaxy S4. Credit:Samsung
While Samsung executives predicted that it will take at least July's end to sell 10 million Galaxy S3s, it has already reached the mark way before the end of the month, revealed a recent report.
According to Yonhap news agency, Shin Jong-kyun, the president of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division, the company's flagship Android phone has already surpassed the 10 million sales mark. He, however, did not disclose specific sales figures to the reporters.
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The 10M figure indicates that Samsung has sold around 190,000 units every day since its launch. It has also surpassed the sales figures of two legendary Samsung handsets - Galaxy S2, which took five months to sell 10 million units, and Samsung's other unique 'phablet' smartphone, Galaxy Note, which even after receiving lukewarm response from the reviewers, sold around 5 million in less than five months time.
Galaxy S3, which was unleashed in Europe in late May, has faced stock problem before being released in North America but has finally made it in July. Now the GS3 smartphone is available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the U.S.
According to the experts, sales of the Galaxy S3 could reach 40 million units by the end of this year. Meanwhile Apple is also prepping its next-generation iPhone to release this fall. The iPhone, popularly dubbed as iPhone 5, will also pack in some stunning features and a bigger display, rumors suggest. But as Apple will not release its phone before September or October, Samsung will get enough time to keep the sales of the Galaxy S3 strong in the third quarter.
The 4.8-inch Galaxy S3 is powered by Android's latest Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and packs in 16/32/64GB internal memory, Near Field Communication technology, LTE support, 8MP camera with zero-lag shutter speed and a monstrous 2100mah removable battery. The latest smartphone sensation Galaxy S3 also provides some exciting and never-seen-before features like S Voice, Smart Stay, S Beam, Pop Up play, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Social Tag, AllShare Media and more.
Currently, Galaxy S3 is available in marble white and pebble blue colors.