Samsung nabs 9 million pre-orders for the Galaxy S III
Samsung’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, is set to debut on May 29 in Europe, and in June in other markets (including the US, and Japan – where it will have 2GB of RAM). Until then, it looks like Samsung has already secured 9 million pre-orders for the handset, from 100 mobile operators around the world. That’s what the Korea Economic Daily stated earlier today, quoting a Samsung official.
According to the publication, at the moment Samsung’s smartphone factory in its home country is running at full capacity, producing 5 million S IIIs per month.
Back in February, Samsung’s previous Galaxy flagship (the S II) has reached 20 million units sold.
As we reported yesterday, all four major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) should introduce the Galaxy S III at some point. This will obviously help Samsung sell quite a few more million units. I guess it won’t be long until the company announces that S III sales have surpassed S II sales.