Last month Samsung made a bold sales prediction on their latest smartphone model, the Samsung Galaxy S3. The company predicted global sales for the S3 to pass the 10 million-unit-mark by July. Now, that prediction has come to life, as sales for the Samsung Galaxy S3 has already reached its 10 million mark and beyond, after only about two months from launching.
Samsung’s president of information technology and mobile communication division Shin Jong-kyun spoke to reporters over at Yonhap News Agency, saying that the smartphone has already sold more than 10 million units after it has been unveiled in London on May 29. The news agency published the report about the Samsung Galaxy S3’s impressive sales on Sunday.
The Samsung Galaxy S2, which preceded the S3, reached as many as 3 million pre-orders, reported TheNextWeb. Yet, it hit the 10 million mark only five months after being launched in the market. According to information from Samsung, the S2 and the Galaxy S together have secured as high as 50 million sales globally.
Samsung is now the world’s largest manufacturer of smartphones, and the recent 10-million achievement of the Galaxy S3 adds another rock-solid testament to this fact. This figure means that the hugely popular S3 sold as many as 190,000 units every day. The Yonhap News Agency added that with the new iPhone’s unveiling already set no earlier than September or even October, industry analysts expect sales figures for the Galaxy to thrive until the 3rd quarter.
Way back in June, rumors about the S3 getting 9 million pre-orders have circulated, although this was never expressly confirmed by the Korean phone maker. Instead, the company made a prediction about hitting the 10-million milestone in July.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is seen to be the biggest and worthiest competitor to Apple’s iPhone, which already sold 35.1 million units during the latest sales quarter.