A Samsung executive has confirmed that the Galaxy S3 has hit 10 million sales, making it the fastest-selling phone of the series so far.
President of Samsung’s mobile communications division Shin Jong-kyun has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has reached 10 million sales, within two months of its release. Numerous figures have been chucked about since the phone’s release, including that is to ship 19 million in its first six months. However, “units shipped” is much less of a solid indicator of success than “phones sold”. It’s no surprise, but Shin Jong-kyun’s figure is a confirmation that the Galaxy S3 is indeed a barnstormer.
The previous flagship phone in the Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy S2, took five months to reach the same milestone. Although Apple didn’t make a similar announcement when the iPhone 4S reached 10 million, we expect it did so quicker than the Galaxy S3, having sold four million in its first weekend on sale.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 on track to become the most successful Samsung phone ever? It seems that way. In June 2012, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy S and S2 had sold a combined 50 million units – so it still has some way to go.
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Via Yonhap News