Samsung Galaxy S3 Hits 10 Million Sales Target The South Korean technology giant Samsung have seen sales of the Galaxy S3 reach its target of ten million within just two months of its launch date; less than half the time that it took the earlier model the Galaxy S2, as confirmed by the mobile executive Shin Jong- kyun.
The 10 million sales target had been set to be achieved by the end of July, so it’s been achieved a bit earlier in around fifty days, which equates to around one hundred and ninety thousand smartphones being sold every day. It is estimated that over three million of these sales were down to pre-orders prior to launch and its success has been attributed to an efficient phased launch across one hundred and forty countries.
The Galaxy S3 with its quad-core processor, vibrant 4.8-inch AMOLED HD screen and Android Ice Cream Sandwich has proved a worthy competitor to the iPhone 4S, which is evident from the phenomenal sales it has achieved. Samsung are hoping to maintain these sales and achieve a target of 19 million sales by the autumn through a combination of strong consumer demand and large marketing campaigns promoting Samsung’s flagship smartphone.
It is this amazing sales rate that had previously resulted in Samsung admitting that they were struggling to meet the unprecedented demand for the Galaxy S3 due to component shortages, since the smartphones official London launch on the 30th May this year.
With an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean also expected, the Galaxy S3 appears to have gained a loyal consumer following and it is now the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom beating its rival the iPhone 4S. With such a strong following it remains to be seen what impact the release of the iPhone 5 later this year will have on Samsung. It is interesting to compare these impressive sales figures with sales of the iPhone which achieve sales of around 380,000 phones per day, equivalent to global sales of thirty five million in the most recent quarter.
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