The Galaxy S was one of the most successful phones ever to be released by Samsung. The company sold in excess of 10 million units of the Galaxy S and its variants worldwide in less than a year of its release. In 2011, the Galaxy S II was released and it broke the sales record of Galaxy S within months. In just a few months of its release, the Galaxy S II was able to surpass the sales figure of the Galaxy S and become the most successful handset to be ever released by Samsung.
This year is no different for Samsung with the Galaxy S III. The handset may have received criticism for its poor build quality and design, but even then it has successfully managed to woo in customers.
Today, Samsung has announced in a press release that it has sold more than 20 million units of the Galaxy S III in record time. The latest flagship from the Korean company took only 100 days since it was originally released in May 2012 to reach the magical figure of 20 million. This has, once again, made the Galaxy S III the most successful and popular phone in Samsung’s history.
“The GALAXY S III has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to customers who have chosen the GALAXY S III. We will never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies to help users live a life extraordinary.”
With the next-generation iPhone set to launch next week, the sales of Galaxy S III will take a hit in the coming months. However, the handset should successfully manage to breach the 30 million sales mark before the year-end thanks to the holiday season.