Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Pass 20 Million
Hot on the heels of Nokia's unveiling of the new Lumia devices, Samsung has announced a new milestone for the GSIII.
Samsung's Galaxy S III isn't even six months old, but the device is already hugely successful. Despite being part caught up in a high profile lawsuit between Samsung and Apple, the phone has been selling like hotcakes since its May debut. Today Samsung announced that it has now sold 20 million units. The company passed the 10 million unit milestone in July.
Samsung said last week that the Galaxy S III reached this 20 million milestone in just 100 days, selling three times as fast as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and six times as fast as the original Galaxy S. Samsung's news comes immediately after the unveiling of Nokia's newest Lumia devices, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both of these will run Windows 8 and will launch later this year. Though the Lumia line has seen moderate success, it's nothing on the scale of Samsung's Galaxy devices. And when you consider the success of the iPhone, Microsoft and Nokia definitely have their work cut out for them.
The Galaxy S III was announced in early May and launched around the world in the weeks following its May unveiling. Specs-wise you're looking at a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED 1280 x 720 display; a quad-core Exynos processor (or a dual-core in North America); 1GB of RAM (2GB in North America), an 8-megapixel camera on the back with a 1.9-megpixel affair up front; and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top and new gesture functions to improve navigation. Depending on the region, there's either HSPA+ or LTE support.