Samsung is bullish about the prospects of its latest and greatest Android flagship handset, the Galaxy S III.
The phone launched a month ago now in this country, but has only just been released in the US. However, there have been supply issues when it comes to the “pebble blue” model of the handset.
Indeed, over in the States, some networks have been unable to offer the 32GB model of the S III, too.
Yet despite supply and demand hitches, Samsung expects to shift no less than 10 million units of the S III by the time July is out. That’s phones shipped to vendors, mind, but even so that would represent some serious shifting.
Samsung is also confident it will make more money in this second quarter of this year than it did in the first.
Samsung’s mobile business president, Shin Jong-kyun, told the Guardian: “The overall market condition was challenging due to eurozone issues and tight supply of components … but [our] second-quarter results will be better than the first quarter.”
When it came to the Galaxy S III, he observed: “Supply remains very tight due to strong demand and component shortages, but we expect overall supply conditions to improve from next week.”
So the picture will apparently be improving as soon as next week.
The S III is already selling well in the UK, still being top of Uswitch.com’s mobile tracker, and it’s followed by the Samsung Galaxy Ace, too. The S II, the previous model, is at number four as well – while the iPhone 4S has slipped way down to number eight.