Samsung predicted last month that their latest smartphone model Galaxy S III will reach the sales milestone of 10 million by the end of July. The handset manufacturer reported to have surpassed this figure, and it is not even the end of the month yet. At this rate, sales could hit 40 million by the end of 2012.
Samsung shared the rapid sales of their flagship Android mobile phone to a statement to Yonhap News Agency, though they did not reveal the exact figures of their sales. In contrast, the older model Galaxy S II took more than five months to reach the same sales target.
The Galaxy S III was released on May 29, less than two months ago. It had also begun selling in the USA and other important markets in June. By the end of July, the Android smartphone will be sold by 296 carriers in 145 countries all over the world. This is bound to increase the already remarkable sales of Samsung.
This news is despite of the handset being involved in the patent war between Samsung and competitor Apple. The latter had attempted to obtain an injunction against the sale of Galaxy S III in the US, but the legal ban was put on hold.
Product review site CNET previously granted the product an entry in Editors’ Choice, where it earned four out of five stars.
Samsung is rumoured to launch the next model of Galaxy Note to coincide with the release of Apple’s latest iPhone.