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July 24, 2012

Samsung Sells More than 10 Million Samsung Galaxy S III Phones

The Korean mobile phone king, Samsung, just took its throne to a new level, ensuring a strong reign. We're talking about the Galaxy S III, Samsung's newest most successful phone and one of the top-selling phones in the market. An event has happened that would surely give Samsung a leg-up on its market share on Android OS phones, achieving more than 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones in just under two months.

The first release of the Galaxy S III was on the 29th of May in Europe and the Middle East. Throughout June and July, Samsung has been working on getting these phones into over 100 countries. The president of the company, Shin Jong-kyun, was reluctant to show actual sales figures, but the phone has certainly sold more than 10 million units.

Yonhap News, a South Korean news agency, said that "this translates into about 190 thousand Galaxy S3s being sold every day, and easily ahead of its very popular predecessor - the Galaxy S2 - that reported sales hitting 10 million, five months after it reached consumers."

Apple, one of Samsung's chief rivals, sold more than four million new iPhones in the three days following the launch, perhaps because of a massive purchasing frenzy from its fans waiting to get the latest phone. Comparatively, Samsung sold more than 300 million phones in total in December 2011, while the holidays were beginning to roll in.

Samsung is now the world's biggest brand in mobile phones and was declared the number one brand in the Asia-Pacific region this year.

In other news, we'll probably be seeing Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 released in mid-August. It seems to be Samsung's attempt to make another big hit before Apple releases its iPhone 5 this year. The phone, also known as a "phablet" because of its large size, may have a two GHz quad-core processor with a high-resolution 5.5-inch screen, slightly larger than the 5.3 screen that Samsung's Galaxy Note.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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