Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S III units, targets 40 million in 2012
Samsung has announced it has sold 10 million units of the Galaxy S III globally. The news is right on cue as the company had earlier said the milestone will be achieved in July. Initially, Samsung had announced the Galaxy S III had scored over 9 million pre-orders, mostly from carriers worldwide.
It took the Galaxy S III less than two months to reach 10 million units sales while the Galaxy S II had taken about five months. However, this 10 million figure is likely to include sales to carriers across the world and does not actually mean 10 million users. Nevertheless, the Galaxy S III is already turning out to be the most successful smartphone ever in Samsung’s history.
Samsung, which is also the world’s largest smartphone vendor, is likely to continue its dream run as Apple is expected to launch the next generation iPhone only later in October, which ensures the Galaxy S III’s reign at the top for at least another quarter. Analysts are predicting Galaxy S III numbers could top 40 million units this year. (You can read our Galaxy S III review here.)