Samsung announces 100 million Galaxy sales; GS3 selling at 190,000 units per day

January 14, 2013

Samsung has just uploaded a photo to Flickr with a caption that contains some new numbers regarding their device sales. Besides announcing that 100 million Galaxy phones (and tablets) have been sold since the series first went on sale in May 2010, the company has also stated that the Galaxy S3 is currently selling at an average rate of 190,000 units per day. Here’s the complete caption:

Samsung Electronics’ flagship Galaxy S series surpassed the accumulated sales record of 100 million units from the supply side in only 2 years and 7 months after its launch in May 2010. Galaxy S III is selling at much faster rate of 30 million in 5 months and 40 million in 7 months, after becoming a million seller in only 50 days after its release last May. Currently, its average daily sales are 190,000 units. The driving force behind Samsung Electronics’ rise to the top on the global smartphone market is Galaxy S II which is gaining ground as a steady seller hitting the sales of over 40 million in only 20 months.

Regarding that last sentence, you didn’t think the Galaxy S2 would still be so popular, did you? Now it makes sense why the company announced the Galaxy S2 Plus at CES last week. Strangely enough, sales of the Note weren’t mentioned. The last time we heard anything about the second generation Note was in late November when Samsung said it has sold over 5 million units globally. Maybe they’re waiting until they announce their Q1 numbers to unveil some new data? They could also be saving that information for Mobile World Congress, or even their own event, who knows at this point.

So how should you interpret today’s news? Samsung has been selling Galaxy devices at an average rate of 3.2 million per month since the first Galaxy device went on sale in 2010. That’s an amazing number considering how poorly the other players are doing right now. And as for the GS3, it’s selling an average of 17.1 million units a quarter.

Not bad for a flagship phone.