Samsung Galaxy S3 breaks 10 million sales
SAMSUNG has sold more that 10 million units of its Galaxy SIII smartphone in less than two months, a senior executive has revealed.
It means the Galaxy SIII has broken the 10 million barrier in less than half the time it took its predecessor, the Galaxy SII, which is the bestselling Android handset so far.
Shin Jong-kyun, the president of Samsung's mobile division, revealed the figures on Sunday, according to the Korean news agency Yonhap.
The Galaxy SIII, introduced on May 30, was Samsung's most anticipated smartphone to date, attracting three million pre-orders.
It has cemented the Korean giant's status as Apple's main rival and Galaxy as the only smartphone brand with a profile capable of challenging the iPhone's, which sold four million units on its first weekend on sale last year.
Samsung's flagship smartphone has several technological advantages over the iPhone 4S, including a quad-core processor, NFC "tap to pay" capability and a 4.8-inch screen.
Samsung will seek to press home its advantage by heavily promoting the device between now and the expected introduction of the next Apple smartphone, in Autumn. The Galaxy SIII is the official phone of the Olympics, for instance.