Samsung Galaxy S III sells more than 10 million units

It's safe to say now that sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III are, well, pretty huge. The Android 4.0 smartphone, which launched in Europe on May 29 and in the US in June has now exceeded the 10 million unit sales mark worldwide in less than two months.

Shin Jong-kyun, the president of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division, is quoted by the Yonhap News Agency as saying that the Galaxy S III has now broken the 10 million unit mark. He was not more specific than than in terms of sales numbers.

By contrast, the Galaxy S II took five months to reach the 10 million sales mark after its launch in May 2011. In that case, the sales came mostly from Europe and Asia. The US didn't get the Galaxy S II until September 2011.

The sales numbers from the Galaxy S III show that Samsung's Android smartphone franchise continues to increase in popularity. It is perhaps the biggest rival to Apple's iPhone series. Apple is expected to launch the next version of the iPhone sometime later this fall.

Samsung is expected to officially announce a new product in its "Galaxy" line-up in a press event on August 15.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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All Nokia models: less than 7 million SHIPPED (not SOLD) in three QUARTERS.

Samsung Galaxy S III: 10 million SOLD in two MONTHS.

That is why Nokia and WP are still in trouble.

i would love an S3 but no upgrade till next year i hope the phone that some then are even better 10 million is a CRAZY about of phones

What i find amazing is you don't here the apple fans crowing at how sleek and streamlined their phone is it looks like a paperweight harkens back to the beginning just a few more flashy bones to satisfy

Looks like the Galaxy has done well for Samsung and at this rate, will continue to do so. Quite the achievement considering the range of devices on offer, most based on the same operating system or offering similar features. I am currently an iPhone user but the S3 does look extremely tempting..just wish i could afford one lol.

i like it, still learning all the ins and outs of it tho... i don't see anything wrong with touchwiz, but then i've never used another type...

still1 said,
S3 is an amazing looking phone with some good spec. Some people don't like for some weird reason.

You're right about the specs, but the looks are exactly why I wouldn't choose it over some of the other phones on the market. Just my personal taste, I guess.

Anyway, congratulations Samsung on selling that many phones so fast. They did a good job advertising it.

The galaxy line has various iterations ins available in more wireless providers, so I am sure that Samsung has an advantage at the moment.