Samsung Galaxy S III sells over 10 million units in less than two months, Apple cowers in fear

Apple has sold millions of… oh sh!t, wrong company. Hang on let me fix that. Samsung has sold over 10 million (yes, that is 10,000,000) Samsung Galaxy S III devices since it was released less two months ago on May 28.

Samsung CEO had predicted the Galaxy S3 would hit the 10 million mark by the end of July. Now, according to a report by Korea’s Yonhap news, the president of Samsung’s IT and mobile division has told reporters the Galaxy S3 has just surpassed that 10 million mark, clocking in a bit faster than Samsung originally expected. The high number of sales shouldn’t be too much of a surprise as Samsung reported to have 9 million Galaxy S3 preorders prior to the phone being released.

The number of Galaxy S3 sold is likely to drastically increase in the coming months as the device hits the four major carriers in the United States and other global markets.

While it isn’t the 35 million iPhone 4Ss Apple shipped in three months earlier this year, 10 million units sold in less than two months is no small feat either. Interestingly enough, Galaxy S3 preorders were more than double of the 4 million iPhone 4S preorders but iPhone 4S seems to have had better demand after release. In other words, if 9 million Galaxy S3 were preordered then that means Samsung sold roughly 1 million more between May 28 and now. On the other hand, iPhone 4S had 4 million preorders but Apple shipped (and presumably sold) another 31 million in the three months afterwards. My guess is this trend has a lot to do with the fact that the Galaxy S3 only recently hit US markets whereas Apple had the iPhone 4S on sale in the US since release.

Whatever the case may be, Apple really should be sweating right now. And I should really purchase Samsung stock.

[via CNET]

Share this post

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

6 comments

  1. Alex

    My apologies to all Apple users no wonder you all are such idiots everybody’s so concerned about the office crap. Will iOS 6 be any different to iOS 5 no because apple never innovates. Samsung on the other hand always brings the best quality products for example the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10,1 the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which will stop the iPhone 5’s sales drastically and unlike apple which always sticks to the same screen sizes AGAIN Samsung innovates I absolutely promise you that the Galaxy Note 2 will be faster,lighter,thinner and better than the iPhonw 5 in every single aspect and just like the Galaxy S3 there won’t be any complaints about it . The iPhone 4s on the other hand let’s not get into that now.

  2. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @mukhi: As far as I know there arent official Lotus Notes and Office apps but there are third party apps thats support Office documents, read and write. Im not sure about Lotus Notes document support.

    And for what it is worth, Google currrnt Nexus phone, Galaxy Nexus, os available for a paltry $349 unlocked (GSM version) — no contract committment.

  3. sl0j0n

    @ mukhi:
    RE:
    “The major issue … is that the OS is not upgradable … how many devices can upgrade to jellybean or, … to ICS?”

    GREAT point, “mukhi”.
    In fact, that is one issue that has keep me from even considering moving to a new device.
    I know; my old one is a dead end too, with no hope of upgrading either.
    But I’m not too interested in going down *that* road again.
    I think that is a “major issue”, as well.

    Have a GREAT day, neighbor!

  4. mukhi

    my major complaint with android is that it is still not suitable in business environment unlike iOS and blackberry OS. many companies do not support email client in android. office is still not up to the mark in mobiles and tablets (quickoffice is multi-platform but it is not good enough yet). iwork in iOS has some nice features but like quickoffice, it is not sufficient.

    well, the major issue with android is that the OS is not upgradable for many devices. how many devices can upgrade to jellybean or, at least, to ICS?