Samsung Galaxy S III has sold more than 20 million units

In late July, Samsung announced that its Galaxy S III smartphone had sold 10 million units worldwide since launching in late May. Today, Samsung said it had passed yet another sales milestone for the Android 4.0 smartphone.

In a Korean language press release, Samsung said that it had now sold over 20 million units of the Galaxy S III in its first 100 days. That's a pretty amazing achievement and shows that Samsung officially has the flagship Android smartphone.

Samsung also gave a break down of how many of the Galaxy S III devices are being sold in three continents. Six million units sold have been sold in all of Europe, followed by 4.5 million units in Asia, with the exception of Korea, where Samsung has sold 2.5 million units; four million units have been sold in in North America.

This news comes just a few days before Apple is due to announce the iPhone 5, which should be followed closely by its launch. Depending on how many of the new iOS devices have been made, some analysts are predicting that Apple could sell as many as 10 million iPhone 5 units in its first week.

Source: Samsung press release

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It's shipped anyway, not sold. Really disappointed in my S3. Love the screen (if a little too big, texting one handed is **** on it) but it's clunky and the 4 cores are utterly wasted other than when it has to do something menial in Android, like redraw the home screen. I should never had to see that on a phone of this power. The RAM handling must suck in Android.

Septimus said,
It's shipped anyway, not sold. Really disappointed in my S3. Love the screen (if a little too big, texting one handed is **** on it) but it's clunky and the 4 cores are utterly wasted other than when it has to do something menial in Android, like redraw the home screen. I should never had to see that on a phone of this power. The RAM handling must suck in Android.

Root it and unlock its full hardware potential

Septimus said,
It's shipped anyway, not sold. Really disappointed in my S3. Love the screen (if a little too big, texting one handed is **** on it) but it's clunky and the 4 cores are utterly wasted other than when it has to do something menial in Android, like redraw the home screen. I should never had to see that on a phone of this power. The RAM handling must suck in Android.

Unfortunately in the US we didnt get the quadcore, we got dual. However my device styill runs smooth with its 2GB of RAM vs the 1GB in the quad model.

Quadcore wasted? False. The CUP will only crank up the cores if it needs all of them. All 4 cores dot run or execute on every single task.

I simply think you bought a phone that's to fancy for your own good. Return it an get a lesser model or just get an iPhone.

Not interested in sell #, more interested in device usability and hardware/software.
If iP5 delivers then fantastic, I might upgrade my wife's iP4, but waiting to see specs

kaczula said,
Apple must be really happy, based on the fact that they get about 50$ from each SGS3 sold.

Hmm I wonder how much Apple pays Samsung when iPad mini comes out LoL Apple fan-boys. I got iphone 3gs right now and i am waiting what iPhone 5 specs are. If not good than i am gonna buy a S III.

still1 said,

envy because wp is not selling like iphone?

Sounds like you've got the chip on your shoulder. I was just asking about hot cakes.

TruckWEB said,
And still no Jelly Beans....
BV is coming to GS3. Samsung alreayd stated it wa sworking on JB right when the GS3was released. They promissed a working package in the fall. How soon cariers get it to you, well is a different story.

I personally amquaite happy with ICS. I have install the Jelly Bean theme and I dont liek the JB UI at all.

TechieXP said,
BV is coming to GS3. Samsung alreayd stated it wa sworking on JB right when the GS3was released. They promissed a working package in the fall. How soon cariers get it to you, well is a different story.

I personally amquaite happy with ICS. I have install the Jelly Bean theme and I dont liek the JB UI at all.

Wait so the S3 doesn't have jelly bean? Fail! IPhone is the only one with quality updates

Dushmany said,

You mean like the 'Quality' updates on the iPhone that brick my wife's device, and has to be recovered by the emergency recovery mode? Or that fact that everytime it's connected to my pc it wipes all her data trying to sync to iTunes?

(Oh and just so we're clear this happens when connecting it to my laptop also, problems that have never affected any of my other smartphones)

Sound like she doesn't know how to use iTunes. It wont wipe the data if she only syncs with one PC with her device and 2 she pays attention.

As far as bricking a device? Rarely happens! Whether the updates are of good quality? Just depends on how old the iPhone is.

I love my S3, was thinking I will regret switching from WP but did not. Apple selling 10mill in the first week... if true, kind of tells how many people buy the 'brand name' with whatever is given.

WaqasTariq said,
I love my S3, was thinking I will regret switching from WP but did not. Apple selling 10mill in the first week... if true, kind of tells how many people buy the 'brand name' with whatever is given.

exactly, all the new features of iOS 6 are things that have been on android for years. iPhone users just have no idea how much theyre losing. Hell, my GSII still serves all of my needs and does it all.

WaqasTariq said,
I love my S3, was thinking I will regret switching from WP but did not. Apple selling 10mill in the first week... if true, kind of tells how many people buy the 'brand name' with whatever is given.

No. It actually tells how many people want an iPhone.

iPhone users just have no idea how much theyre losing.

Assumptions. But keep on believing that iPhone users are brainwashed muppets. Whatever helps you to sleep at night, cos hey, you have the S3 so are much smarter than those people right.

I think the iPhone 5 will do 10 million in the first week quite easy. They did 4 million in 3 days with the iPhone 4S, and a lot of people would have sticked the 4S to wait for the 5

DomZ said,
I think the iPhone 5 will do 10 million in the first week quite easy. They did 4 million in 3 days with the iPhone 4S, and a lot of people would have sticked the 4S to wait for the 5

Wouldn't be surprised .. Apple lovers stays apple lovers. It's like religion. Makes you do stupid things, like waiting hours in a line to pay an insane amount of money for a phone .. which is only an iPhone.

Hate much? Yea you do!

2xSilverKnight said,

Wouldn't be surprised .. Apple lovers stays apple lovers. It's like religion. Makes you do stupid things, like waiting hours in a line to pay an insane amount of money for a phone .. which is only an iPhone.

NeoPogo said,
Hate much? Yea you do!

it's not really hate, more like not being able to understand how anyone has that much time to waste just to get a phone... nothing against anyone who does, but i don't really get it either...

2xSilverKnight said,

Wouldn't be surprised .. Apple lovers stays apple lovers. It's like religion. Makes you do stupid things, like waiting hours in a line to pay an insane amount of money for a phone .. which is only an iPhone.

I remember people in line, at midnight, to buy Windows 95.................
And yes, I was there too...... and enjoy it.

I highly doubt that Apple will sell 10 million units of their iPhone 5 within the first week. With more Android phone based offerings and the release of the Windows 8 based phones, believe a lot of customers will be looking elsewhere to spend their money. At the very least, people will more heavily weigh their options. Mainly, because in the current market, they actually have more options.

2xSilverKnight said,
Wouldn't be surprised .. Apple lovers stays apple lovers. It's like religion. Makes you do stupid things, like waiting hours in a line to pay an insane amount of money for a phone .. which is only an iPhone.

You keep pretending those millions of iPhone owners are all fanboys, lovers, see Apple as a religion and it isn't because Apple provide solid products in any way. Whatever helps you get through the night.