Samsung Galaxy S series tops 100-million units
Korean technology giant Samsung has stated that their entire Galaxy S range has sold over 100-million units since the first Galaxy S was launched just over two-and-a-half years ago.
The current iteration of the phone, the Galaxy SIII has already crossed the 30-million sales landmark, while the Galaxy SII has sold over 40 million units – which doubled its sales since February last year.
The Galaxy S III mini also contributed to the huge number in sales, but according to Samsung, the SIII sells at a rate of 190 000 units a day – which translates to 500 phones a minute.
“The Galaxy S series surpassed the accumulated sales record of 100 million units from the supply side in only 2 years and 7 months after its launch in May 2010. The Galaxy S III is selling at a much faster rate of 30 million in 5 months and 40 million in 7 months, after becoming a million seller in only 50 days after its release last May,” Samsung said.
“The Korean hardware giant flaunted the sales estimate in its Q4 investors guidance, where it says it expects to see $8.3 billion in profits when the official earnings report drops later this month. That’s just shy of double what it reported over the same period in 2011,” Engadget added.
Samsung also recently unveiled the Galaxy SII Plus, which will further boost its sales figures. The phone will feature a 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It will also have a 8-megapixel camera on the rear, and 8GB of built-in storage, in addition to support for microSD cards up to 64GB in size.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor