Hey, not a bad way to start the 2013, when you’re in a war with company like Apple over the lucrative smartphone market. The Galaxy S smartphones Series by the South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung (biggest smartphone maker), has achieved the 100-million-sales milestone. It took about 4 years for Apple to sell more than 100 million iPhones, whereas for Samsung it took nearly 3 years. The world’s largest consumer electronics maker, Samsung shipped more than 25 million Galaxy S smartphones, 40 million Galaxy S II smartphones and 41 million Galax S III smartphones in the last 3 years.
The Korean conglomerate announced via its Flickr stream.
Samsung Electronics’ flagship Galaxy S series surpassed the accumulated sales record of 100 million units from the supply side in only 2 years and 7 months after its launch in May 2010. Galaxy S III is selling at much faster rate of 30 million in 5 months and 40 million in 7 months, after becoming a million seller in only 50 days after its release last May. Currently, its average daily sales are 190,000 units. The driving force behind Samsung Electronics’ rise to the top on the global smartphone market is Galaxy S II which is gaining ground as a steady seller hitting the sales of over 40 million in only 20 months.
Samsung saw its share of the lucrative smartphone market surge to 31.3 percent in the third quarter of 2012. During the third quarter of 2012, meanwhile, Samsung recorded a record profit of $7.4 billion. Its operating profits increased by 91 percent when compared to the same period in 2011.