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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