Nine million carrier pre-orders for new Galaxy S

A Samsung official told a Korean newspaper the company has received a whopping nine million carrier pre-orders for its next flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S III. The new phone, which is set to go on sale May 29 in Germany before releasing in other countries, is currently being manufactured at a South Korean facility. 

The news was reported by the Korea Economic Daily, according to Reuters. Samsung declined to comment on the story when reached by Reuters.

The Galaxy S III was officially announced earlier this month at a press event in London on May 3. The phone will feature a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution. Samsung's TouchWiz interface will be included on the Android 4.0 phone. An LTE edition of the phone won't be released until later in the year, with the United States expected to receive an LTE version sometime in the summer.

Yesterday it was revealed that 40 percent of all Android smartphone sales come from Samsung devices. This makes Samsung the most-popular Android device manufacturer by a large margin, as none of its competitors were able to amass even 10 percent of Android smartphone sales. Additionally, the company was also the leader in overall smartphone sales last quarter, with 38 million devices sold compared to Apple's 33.1 million devices sold for Q1 2012.

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Andrew Lyle said,
You should note that these ate carrier orders, not actual end-user pre-orders.

Doesn't really matter, they're still delicious.

MS Lose32 said,
More proof that Android is still kissing ass and taking names!

Kissing ass huh? Sounds like Samsung is sweet talking the competition?

(I could not resist)

Renvy said,
Better buy a Meizu mx. Has the same procesoor of the galaxy s3 but much cheaper.

Yeah, because a good mobile phone is entirely down to its processor. /s

Renvy said,
Better buy a Meizu mx. Has the same procesoor of the galaxy s3 but much cheaper.

No, it hasn't. Meizu MX has Samsung Exynos 4210 (dual-core), while Galaxy SIII has a Samsung Exynos 4212 (quad-core).

g0dlike said,

No, it hasn't. Meizu MX has Samsung Exynos 4210 (dual-core), while Galaxy SIII has a Samsung Exynos 4212 (quad-core).

they will release a quad core version with the same exynos chipset, the only problema its that maybe it only works on china or Hong Kong and not here in america or europe

eilegz said,

they will release a quad core version with the same exynos chipset, the only problema its that maybe it only works on china or Hong Kong and not here in america or europe


The Honk Kong version will work in Europe. Meizu mx quad outperformce the Galaxy S3 and htc one x and it looks better then the galaxy s3 too. Plus Miui is releasing their os for it.

Definitely still thinking about it, wanna check this size of the device at the store first before getting the international variant

DrakeN2k said,
* wispier* Windows phone,Windows phone,Windows phone,

This is a beast compared with existing Windows Phones. So, thanks, but no.

I prefer Windows Phone, but my favourite Android 4.0 device has got to be the HTC One X. The Nature TouchWiz UX on the S3 is absolutely disgusting.

FalseAgent said,
I prefer Windows Phone, but my favourite Android 4.0 device has got to be the HTC One X. The Nature TouchWiz UX on the S3 is absolutely disgusting.

Right now I am in a bit of a pinch. I want the HTC One X, because I prefer Sense UI over TouchWiz. The problem is the VZW version only has dualcore. That's a deal-breaker. I also want the Note, but it looks liek VZW isn't going to get it. HTC is makign a 5" device that si suppose to have a 1080x1920 resolution That would be sweet, but that isnt happening until fall. I also want the Galaxy S III, but it is also rumor the VZW version will be dualcore. That woudl also be a deal breaker. The other issue is, like you I can't stand TouchWIz. I was trying to get use to it as I have a Droid Charge. I can say, I prefer TouchWiz over stock Android, but that is just me. Stock Android to be ust looks boring. Google should really dress up the UI. I have only glanced ICS. However I do like it stock look vs TouchWiz. But hey, that is why Android have custom UI's...

The carriers pre-ordering is certainly different from users pre-ordering. However, here in the states I am betting the Galaxy S III for Sprint will sell better than the 4S did.

Android is kicking as at over 800,000 activations per day. Apple can't even phantom having such...EVER!!!!! I dont care what the fans say. Yes iPhone si the most popular single model. That si because if you want iOS on a phone, u get only a single model. You eiother buy it, or do without it.

You all keep walking around with you itty bitty @$$ outdated phone.
I personally will NEVER buy another iPhone. I sold my 4S to get an iPad and thus I dont need 2 devices that essentially do the same thing.

TechieXP said,
Android is kicking as at over 800,000 activations per day.....

Only because carriers do stupid **** like this. If carriers would realize their techies who drool over android are not real smartphone users.

I would like to see how the pre-order of certain Windows Phone models stack up.
Oh, they don't.

Because carriers don't like risk and the Android wave is purely driven by its own momentum at this point. This is not good for the long term innovation for Android.

TechieXP said,
The carriers pre-ordering is certainly different from users pre-ordering. However, here in the states I am betting the Galaxy S III for Sprint will sell better than the 4S did.

Android is kicking as at over 800,000 activations per day. Apple can't even phantom having such...EVER!!!!! I dont care what the fans say. Yes iPhone si the most popular single model. That si because if you want iOS on a phone, u get only a single model. You eiother buy it, or do without it.

You all keep walking around with you itty bitty @$$ outdated phone.
I personally will NEVER buy another iPhone. I sold my 4S to get an iPad and thus I dont need 2 devices that essentially do the same thing.

They have that many because Android is on pretty much every phone.. My ISP calls me up almost every week offering me a new FREE android phone with crazy minutes/texts/data for next to NOTHING, and i mean pennies...

activations does not equal popularity. iPhone is the most popular/sought after phone on the market, just not everyone is in a position to buy one.

TechieXP said,
The carriers pre-ordering is certainly different from users pre-ordering. However, here in the states I am betting the Galaxy S III for Sprint will sell better than the 4S did.

Android is kicking as at over 800,000 activations per day. Apple can't even phantom having such...EVER!!!!! I dont care what the fans say. Yes iPhone si the most popular single model. That si because if you want iOS on a phone, u get only a single model. You eiother buy it, or do without it.

Well, the number of Android devices activated per day should greatly outnumber that of the iPhone. As you said so your self. The iPhone is a single model. But I highly doubt Apple is all too worried about activation numbers, when they're kicking butt when it comes to revenue and profit.


You all keep walking around with you itty bitty @$$ outdated phone.
I personally will NEVER buy another iPhone. I sold my 4S to get an iPad and thus I dont need 2 devices that essentially do the same thing.

So, if the iPhone is outdated, doesn't that mean your iPad is outdated also? I mean, their internals are near identical, just one has a larger form factor, and better on the graphics side.

Got yea.

Uplift said,

activations does not equal popularity. iPhone is the most popular/sought after phone on the market, just not everyone is in a position to buy one.

"Activations does not equal popularity." So because they sell more, they're LESS popular? Call me crazy, but if people buy more of one thing than another... it might be more popular.

The iPhone is the most sought after phone on the market... but people are buying something else. What type of logic is this and how do I avoid it?

Open Minded said,

"Activations does not equal popularity." So because they sell more, they're LESS popular? Call me crazy, but if people buy more of one thing than another... it might be more popular.

The iPhone is the most sought after phone on the market... but people are buying something else. What type of logic is this and how do I avoid it?

Popularity might have been the wrong word to use. Everyone wants the best, but it doesn't mean they can have it... Grabbing the latest iphone on a cheap contract with reasonable terms is quite hard.

i paid £120 for my iphone4, upfront... my contract is at least £40/month and its a 24 month contract... thats quite a commitment, and a lot of people would be out of the game at £120 upfront. On the other hand theres these 'lovely' android devices with lots to choose from, you can have it for FREE, on rolling contracts with lots of mins, data and texts... whats the obvious choice for someone who's a little cash strapped, doesn't want a long contract or large monthly bills?

As above i have calls almost every week from VM trying to offer me Galaxy SII for free for like £8/month, low contract.

So yeh, it's clear why Android is winning on activations.. but it doesn't mean it's the most popular [liked] device.

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