Samsung’s 2012 flagship device, the Galaxy S3, is doing a lot better when it comes to overall sales than its predecessors – sure, the comparison is not necessarily fair since from year to year we’re seeing more and more people dumping regular cell phones and feature phones in favor of smartphones. Hence, it makes sense to see the Galaxy S3 sell better than the 2011 Galaxy S2, which itself did better than the original 2010 Galaxy S.

The smartphone environment is dominated by the iPhone and by the Galaxy S flagship devices – when it comes to single device sales – in that order. While no Android maker managed to match Apple’s sales of a single handset, the Galaxy S3 is probably the first smartphone that will attempt to do it.

A new report now reveals that Samsung has already sold over 10 million Galaxy S3 units, after less than two months since its launch – the handset was first released in the UK on May 29.

The news comes straight from Samsung’s president Shin Jong-kyun, who mentioned the sales mark to reporters. At this rate, Samsung is selling almost 200,000 Galaxy S3 units per day, and the company is expected to sell over 40 million Galaxy S3 units by the end of the year.

Comparatively, Samsung sold over 10 million Galaxy S units (as of January 2011) and a combined 30 million Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 units (as of October 2011), although these numbers are certainly higher by now. Samsung is not mentioning smartphone sales in its quarterly reports anymore but the company is expected to have sold 50 million smartphone units in total in the second quarter of the year.

Meanwhile, Apple is expected to announce somewhere around 30 million iPhone sales for Q2 2012, it’s third quarter of fiscal year 2012, and the company’s next-gen iOS smartphone should hit stores at some point in fall.

Have you purchased your Galaxy S3 yet?

  • Lawrence

    that just goes to show how inexperienced the average smartphone user/buyer is. Buying a cheaply made plastic device with a technologically outdated display and abysmal design is a clear sign of the lack of intelligent users who do not possess the ability to analyse and differentiate between a great device like the htc one x or the razr maxx and a brand-supported device. Samsung is slowly but surely turning into Apple 2. Mediocre overpriced devices backed up by nothing else but a name

    • You are full of it and obviously have no clue what makes a good phone. Yes it’s not 100% perfect but it’s the closest android phone out there right now that even comes close.

    • Cole Raney

      What puts the one x better than the s3? It has no sd card slot, you are stuck with a battery worse battery than the s3, and you can’t replace it. The us version of the s3 has twice the ram as the one x and the same processor. Whoop-di-do, the one x has beats audio. But beats audio is way overpriced and not as good as some other brands of earphones. The material might be of a higher build, and but that’s about it. And that point is moot since most people use cases. The razr is even worse.

      • Nizo

        Beats audio improves the sound output over the headphone jack. It makes any pair of ‘earphones’ sound better then they would on the S3. Just sayin’…

        • Bo

          The “beats audio” is nothing compared to the hardware inside the S3 (particularly the Wolfson’s DAC).

        • Josh Sheehan

          All Beats does is apply a preset equalizer to the audio output. Any user can do the same thing if they use a player with an adjustable EQ.

    • Bo

      lol u jelly bro?

  • cnote1287

    how is it an abysmal design? It’s a slab….

  • Typing this right now from my S3 =)

  • kim

    I bought my SG3 two days ago, and I really regret I did it so late. The device is the best one I ever touched and used.
    Its quality is excellent, and I still wonder why some people keep telling iPhones are better :-)

  • I’ve had mine for 1 month today :)

  • Best SMARTPHONE out there period. Plus no locked bootloader. Running team sonic freegs3 Rom v.0.0.5
    SGS3 vs the world. Lol

  • udontknowme

    I have beats studios for my gs3 and the audio is the same if not better then the one x and i got the galaxy s3 the day it came out

  • Jose Hernandez

    I got my S3 2 weeks ago and I love it. It is everything I saw, read and hoped it would be. I am very, very happy with it.

  • MrUli

    I can see why the sales are so strong ….as I type with my gs3

  • Jay

    I agree with Lawrence, I wonder if anyone even took the time to compare the galaxy s3 to anything else, read thru any reviews at all. Its a great phone without doubt, but the best on market? Not a chance. If it was It would be in my pocket right now

  • For those of you who don’t mind the design, you’ll be happy to hear that in addition to the beastly 1.4GHz quad-core processor, Samsung has bumped up the RAM to a healthy 2GB (versus the 1GB that was previously announced). In addition you get a 5MP rear-facing camera, HSPA+ support and the S Pen/Wacom digitizer.

  • galaxystaff

    Good morning.
    I´m galaxy staff and I can sell for $ 350 Galaxy S3.
    If you are interested contact me.
    Confidence 100%. Ships from Spain.
    A greeting.

  • galaxystaff

    unlocked and new

  • galaxystaff

    Good morning.
    I galaxy staff and I can sell for $ 350 Galaxy S3. NEW IN BOX. UNLOCK
    If you are interested contact me.
    Confidence 100%. Ships from Spain.
    A greeting.