Samsung has announced that its recently released flagship handset has exceeded the 10 million mark in terms of global sales.
The Galaxy S III was launched at the end of May (in the UK, anyway), so it has reached the milestone in less than two months, faster than Samsung itself predicted.
As we reported back at the end of June, Samsung reckoned the S III would reach the 10 million mark by the end of July, so even its expectations (which we called bullish at the time) have been beaten by a clear week.
The S III has racked up the 10 million figure twice as quickly as its predecessor phone, which sold by the bucket-load as it was.
So Samsung can look forward to some considerable profits with the S III, without a doubt. Its main challenger this year, the next iPhone, won’t likely be out until October, which gives Samsung another two clear months to rack up a good deal more units shifted.
The S III launch was certainly nicely timed, there’s no doubting that, and it will be pushing Android OS market share further forward this year.
The next iPhone is expected to have a 4 inch display, upped from 3.5 inches, to keep up with large-screened Android devices such as the S III, which has a 4.8 inch display.
The S III also boasts a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor along with that 720p display, plus an 8 megapixel camera, and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.