Samsung Electronics Co. announced that it had sold 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones in a hundred days or a little more than three months. Furthermore, Samsung is said to sell 200,000 of these devices on a daily basis, which is three times than the number that Samsung had been selling the Galaxy S II, and six times than the figures for the Galaxy S.
The smartphone, which is Samsung’s Android flagship phone for 2012, was released last May 29 in Europe after supply chain concerns delayed its launch for some time. Carriers in the United States were able to release the device in the middle of June because of the same supply issues.
Despite the hold-up, Samsung’s launch was still deemed to be timely as it allowed the South Korean electronics giant to release the device ahead of the new handsets that competitors are scheduled to unveil. Among these are devices by Apple, Nokia, and Motorola. Samsung reported that it was able to sell 10 million units by the end of July. This was mostly due to a high demand for the smartphone in Europe.
It is believed that the iPhone 5 will hit the 6 to 10 million mark for sales of their new device a week after the handset’s launch. The iPhone is scheduled to be unveiled on September 12 in San Francisco, California.
The Samsung Galaxy S III carries a strong set of specifications, including Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, support for 4G connectivity, a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 or 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait processor, as well as features like S-Voice, eye tracking, and wireless charging.
Meanwhile, Samsung remains entangled in a legal war with its archrival, Apple, in courts in various parts of the globe. Just last week, Apple included the Samsung Galaxy S III in the list of devices that it alleges infringes on patents owned by Apple.