Samsung Issues Press Release, More Statistics for Galaxy S III Sales Milestone

Samsung’s Polish Facebook account has already all but confirmed the newest company milestone with 30 million Galaxy S III units sold since this past weekend since its unveiling back in May. Now, the company has issued a formal press release and some pretty interesting statistics showing just how fast sales of the Galaxy line has revved up since its first released.

Samsung is selling a Galaxy S III smartphone at a rate of one every 0.45 seconds, at a rate of about 190,000 per day for the past 157 days. That’s compared to the Galaxy S which took 17 months to pass 20 million units sold and the Galaxy S II which took 14 months to reach the 30 million mark. The weight of 30 million Galaxy S III units equals 100 Humpback Whales, their surface area would fill 12 Colosseums, and when stacked on top of one another horizontally would reach as high as the peak of Mt Everest. So when someone questions how you calculate Samsung as the undisputed leader in the Android world, this is how we figure that.

Engadget

 

The Samsung GALAXY S III achieves 30 million sales in five months

November 4, 2012

Samsung’s flagship smartphone continues record-breaking success

SEOUL, Korea – November 4, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the GALAXY S III has surpassed 30 million global sales in approximately five months since its debut in May.

“The GALAXY S III continues to be a runaway favorite with customers around the world. Meeting this sales milestone in five months sets another record for Samsung, and we are extremely proud and yet motivated to continue to provide our customers with products that they love,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “On behalf of Samsung Mobile, I appreciate millions of customers around the world that have chosen the Samsung GALAXY S III.”

Putting this number into perspective, during a similar selling period (150 days), the acclaimed GALAXY S II, launched in 2011, globally sold 10 million devices.

Now upgradable to Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean)?, the nature-inspired GALAXY S III is a revolutionary smartphone packed with intelligent features that make everyday life easier. Its expansive 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display lets users view multimedia and web content in brilliant color and clarity; and its camera understands human gestures to make using the phone incredibly natural and intuitive. A powerful hardware ensures blazing-fast performance and seamless multi-tasking.

Committed to providing the best mobile experience for its customers, Samsung continues to work to enrich the GALAXY S III experience. It now allows users to explore their personal style through an expanded collection of new colors that take their inspiration from nature: Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey. Samsung also offers continuous software upgrades for the device, enhancing user experiences and allowing a life extraordinary.

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  • Deadeye37

    I will be joining the ranks of SGSIII owners soon. Relay 4G was too mid-range and the Nexus 4 & One S both don’t have removable storage. Note II is too pricey.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Its really not that big of a deal for removable storage unless you don’t have an unlimited plan. But even more so the transition is pretty painless, just don’t transfer via bluetooth if you ever do decide for One S or Nexus 4 because that crap is slow. Keep your music on the cloud, Save your music to the cloud, Keep documents on the device many ways you can go about it. I just switched today to the One S via Asurion replacement for the Sensation and its not that bad. The sound is amazing. Note 2 maybe pricey but man its worth its weight in gold(metaphorically speaking.)

  • taron19119

    I don’t care just give me jelly bean

    • Josue

      I want 4.2 if we ever get it

      • Spanky

        I think we’ll get 4.2, but not until late 2013.

        • http://twitter.com/jorgiting jorge guerrero

          nah i dont think we will get anything from samsung besides 4.1

        • Josue

          I guess they shall be ROMs by that time…I hope

  • Pablo Rossi

    Just upgraded from a my touch 4G to a Galaxy S3…These numbers don’t surprise me :) great phone!

  • guest

    For those of you that are interested Sams Club will have the Galaxy s3 for .96 cents on Black Friday with a upgrade or new contract.