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Samsung Sells 30 Million Galaxy S III Smartphones

November 5, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III (U.S. Cellular)

Samsung announced today that it has sold more than 30 million of its Galaxy S III smartphones in just five months.

In a blog post, Samsung said the phone's predecessor, the Galaxy S II, sold 10 million devices during a similar time period last year.

"The Galaxy S III continues to be a runaway favorite with customers around the world," JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's IT and mobile communications division, said in a statement. "Meeting this sales milestone in five months sets another record for Samsung, and we are extremely proud and yet motivated to continue to provide our customers with products that they love. On behalf of Samsung Mobile, I appreciate millions of customers around the world that have chosen the Samsung Galaxy S III."

Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy S III during a London press event in May. It landed in Europe later that month, and made its debut in the U.S. in June on all major carriers.

At the time, Samsung said it expected to sell 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones by July. By September, the phone maker said it had sold 20 million Galaxy S III units in just over three months.

Sprint last month became the first U.S. carrier to start rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the ICS-based Galaxy S III. Other carriers are expected to follow suit shortly.

Last month, Samsung unveiled the 4-inch Galaxy S III mini, but only for Europe.

More recently, Samsung released the Galaxy Note II, which boasts a huge 5.5-inch screen to the Galaxy S III's 4.8-inch display. The Note II hit 3 million in sales in just one month, Samsung revealed last week.




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