Technology

Samsung Galaxy S3 sales exceed 10 million mark

July 24, 2012

SEOUL, July 24 — Korean mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has reached a new milestone, selling more than 10 million units of its flagship smartphone, the powerful Galaxy S3, in less than two months since the handset was first introduced in London on May 29.

File photo of the Samsung Galaxy S3. — Picture courtesy of SamsungFile photo of the Samsung Galaxy S3. — Picture courtesy of SamsungSamsung president Shin Jong-kyun informed Korean news agency Yonhap News of the record on Sunday but refrained from providing exact sales figures. 

“This translates into about 190,000 Galaxy S3s being sold every day, and easily ahead of its very popular predecessor — the Galaxy S2 — that reported sales hitting 10 million, five months after it reached consumers,” said Yonhap News. 

Rival Apple reported that it sold more than four million units of its iPhone 4S in the three days after its launch on October 14, 2011.

In December 2011 Samsung said that it had sold more than 300 million mobile handsets globally. 

Samsung, now the world’s leading mobile phone maker, was named the number one brand in the Asia-Pacific region for 2012 in the ninth edition of Asia’s Top 1000 Brands Report. It outranked electronics brands including Apple, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and LG to pick up the coveted top place. — AFP-Relaxnews