Earlier today we reported that Samsung expects Galaxy Note 2 sales to top 20 million units. Now the company has given itself another sales goal. It says that by the end of this year, Galaxy S3 sales should top 30 million units. Considering that the Galaxy S3 became available in late May, that would mean over 4.25 million units sales on average every month. To say that’s incredible would be an understatement. The last time Samsung commented on Galaxy S3 sales figures was earlier this month – 20 million units were sold in 100 days.
What makes the Galaxy S3 such a popular smartphone? Let’s start with the fact it’s being offered on all of America’s operators, which means more people are able to buy it. But forgetting about America for a second, looking at the device itself, it has a gorgeous 4.8-inch 720p display, it has a quad core processor, it has an amazing 8-megapixel camera, and most importantly it’s the successor to one of the most popular Android devices ever launched, the Galaxy S2.
We’ve also confirmed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be pushed out to the Galaxy S3 next month, so that’s going to make it an even more compelling device to purchase. The only reason not to get this phone, in our opinion, is the design. Some people just aren’t fans of it. Even we have to admit, when the press photos started trickling out we weren’t exactly in love with the look of the device. In person though, the Galaxy S3 really is impressive. Chances are it’s going to stay our favorite device until whenever Google gets up on a stage to announce the next Nexus device. That’ll probably happen by the end of the year, at least we hope it does.
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Anyone who says the SGS3 is ugly has never held one in their hands.
Why is there such a double standard when it comes to phone sales numbers? Samsung supposedly is so much better than Apple. GS3 sales average 4.25 million units per month since its release which is deemed as an “incredible” feat. The iphone 4s sold 37 million phones in q1 last year folks! That’s over 12 million phones per month and it kept pace in q2 with 35 million in sales. We are talking about 72 million phones in 6 months! 4.25 million per month seems sparse in comparison.
Because with Android phones, you have diversity, variety and choice.
You have screen sizes from under 4″ to over 5″ and everything in between.
You have physical keyboards and no physical keyboards and even models with physical game controllers.
You have rugged, military grade housings and razor thin housings to waterproof housings.
For a phone to sell 30m units when you have competition and choice like that, it’s a big deal.
When consumers have so much choice, diversity, variety and selection to choose from and they choose your device, that is a big deal.
Apple gives their consumers 3 choices: iphone 5, iphone 4s, iphone 4