10 million Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones already sold
About a month ago, we told you that Samsung expected to sell 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones before the end of July. Well, according to Yonhap News (which quotes Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung’s president of information technology and mobile communications), this has already happened – less than two months after the device’s launch.
Samsung didn’t say exactly how many S III units it sold, but “over 10 million” is enough to make it its most successful smartphone ever. The previous Galaxy flagship – the S II – hit 10 million sales five months after launch.
In most parts of the world, the Galaxy S III is available in two colors: white and blue. In the US, AT&T will start selling an exclusive red version on July 29. Sales should remain strong in the next several months, and probably also until the end of the year (although Apple will release its new iPhone 5 by then). The S III is currently running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will likely be out soon.