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Galaxy S3 sales top 10 million in less than two months

July 22, 2012

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.

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