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Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Pass 20 Million

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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.

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    del35 , September 10, 2012 10:27 AM
    No surprise here. Along with at least 2 other Android phones today, it is the best smart phone yet, and I don't see iCrap surpassing it in quality anytime soon, even after the release of their formorons iPhone 5 prison and its magical 4 inch screen!
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    boyabunda , September 10, 2012 10:37 AM
    Based on its shape, S3 will not face Apple's lawsuit barrage -- but on its success, yes.
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    snotling , September 10, 2012 12:36 PM
    del35No surprise here. Along with at least 2 other Android phones today, it is the best smart phone yet, and I don't see iCrap surpassing it in quality anytime soon, even after the release of their formorons iPhone 5 prison and its magical 4 inch screen!

    Hey, don't speak in bad ways of the iPhone5... It may not be out yet but it is and AMAZING and REVOLUTIONARY device that will make people's lives better and the screen is just unbelievable. I haven't seen it but we all know so. The only thing the iPhone5 will lack is Steve Jobs keynote and maybe my own purchase because I switched to SGS3 and I'm not looking back into Apple devices anytime soon!
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    del35 , September 10, 2012 10:27 AM
    No surprise here. Along with at least 2 other Android phones today, it is the best smart phone yet, and I don't see iCrap surpassing it in quality anytime soon, even after the release of their formorons iPhone 5 prison and its magical 4 inch screen!
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    del35 , September 10, 2012 10:31 AM
    No surprise here. Along with at least 2 other Android phones today, it is the best smart phone yet, and I don't see iCrap surpassing it in quality anytime soon, even after the release of their formorons iPhone 5 prison and its magical 4 inch screen!
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    boyabunda , September 10, 2012 10:37 AM
    Based on its shape, S3 will not face Apple's lawsuit barrage -- but on its success, yes.
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    plekter , September 10, 2012 10:54 AM
    Only thing I don't like about S3 is the size.
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    olaf , September 10, 2012 10:57 AM
    plekterOnly thing I don't like about S3 is the size.

    id have to go with : TouchWiz :D 
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    empstar , September 10, 2012 11:07 AM
    isheep will jealous. lol

    I own a phone from

    Nokia3210 - Nokia8310 - SonyEricsonK310 - HTC Touch Pro[Raphael] (May2009) - Samsung Galaxy S1 (Oct2010) - Samsung Galaxy S3 (Aug2012)

    Nokia - Good quality but when you want to join Android?
    Sony - not bad good in music/sound
    HTC - Will never buy them again.
    Samsung - Hire more people to update/upgrade software to the latest. TQ
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    The_Trutherizer , September 10, 2012 12:05 PM
    boyabundaBased on its shape, S3 will not face Apple's lawsuit barrage -- but on its success, yes.


    Think again... lol It's already been listed for infringing something in an up and coming case. Apple is really afraid of Samsung. That's for sure.
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    JeanLuc , September 10, 2012 12:25 PM
    I don't mind stories like this but what would really make the report better is if the reporter done some research and put in some numbers from other manufacturers (Nokia, Sony, HTC, Apple etc) so we have a basis of comparison.
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    snotling , September 10, 2012 12:36 PM
    del35No surprise here. Along with at least 2 other Android phones today, it is the best smart phone yet, and I don't see iCrap surpassing it in quality anytime soon, even after the release of their formorons iPhone 5 prison and its magical 4 inch screen!

    Hey, don't speak in bad ways of the iPhone5... It may not be out yet but it is and AMAZING and REVOLUTIONARY device that will make people's lives better and the screen is just unbelievable. I haven't seen it but we all know so. The only thing the iPhone5 will lack is Steve Jobs keynote and maybe my own purchase because I switched to SGS3 and I'm not looking back into Apple devices anytime soon!
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    murzar , September 10, 2012 12:38 PM
    Apple is like the big fat bully in school that uses its size to terrorize smaller kids.

    But when these kids grow up.. Apple realises that they are not immune anymore and that these 'kids' can punch back hard.

    Your money that you 'bullied' out from the iSheeps won't help in the face of REAL innovation, Apple.
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    jaquith , September 10, 2012 12:40 PM
    iPhone 5 sales are expected to reach 10 million units in its launch weekend sales, and 50 million by quarter's end.

    Meanwhile China will ramp-up Samsung Galaxy clones:
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    belardo , September 10, 2012 12:46 PM
    Quote:
    Though the Lumia line has seen limited success,


    There, fixed it... .3% market share share of Lumia 900/800 in a year is... not... success.

    20 million Galaxy III phones...
    This is why we should call bullshit on Apple. Its not until Sept, about 4 months after its release - that Apple finds that the SGS3 has "copied" the rectangle with curved corners?! Somehow, again.

    This article goes over the design of the S3 that is far-away from iPhone as much as possible: http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/05/04/the-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-the-first-smartphone-designed-entirely-by-lawyers/

    So... when does Apple start suing Apple farmers for making fruit called "apples" as well as the shape?
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    belardo , September 10, 2012 1:06 PM
    Here is an excellent article about the jury who decided that Apple was "wronged" - where they ignored some of the rules and such. They were sloppy, lazy and stupid. http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=2012082510525390


    Apple should be legitimately raped by a rectangle-shaped dildo with rounded corners.
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    overclockingrocks , September 10, 2012 1:15 PM
    Had this basic arguement with my dad. He tried to say it doesn't matter that the S3 is smoking the Iphone in every respect and that the Iphone is the best selling phone because it is the best on the market. Trying to argue that most Apple users are sheep and that the Iphone was marketed to douchebags didn't work. Oh well I KNOW my phone is a better product period and if Apple is simply a better marketing machine so be it. I think at the end of the day your average user will keep buying Apple no matter how expensive they get since they are the in thing right now.
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    belardo , September 10, 2012 1:22 PM
    The Galaxy S3 Clone phone goes for only $180... a much better bargain than the real thing. Its only a slightly slower screen with Android 2.3, single-core 1ghz CPU, 480 x 840 screen, a bit thicker, gorilla glass is over-rated.
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    frank_drebin , September 10, 2012 1:28 PM
    lol
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    belardo , September 10, 2012 1:30 PM
    overclockingrocksI think at the end of the day your average user will keep buying Apple no matter how expensive they get since they are the in thing right now.
    The iPhone doesn't costs any more than a top end android phone... Both are $200. The iPhone isn't a mid-range quality product. The $100 iPhone4 (non-S) is an out-dated model... same price a 1+ year old Samsungs.

    There is nothing wrong with the quality or style of the iPhone4... its still a very good looking device. I wouldnt buy it because of its glass back and its a theft-magnet. But apple is a prick company with their law-suit happy business tactics.


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    jaquith , September 10, 2012 1:40 PM
    Listen if it weren't for the iPhone then smartphones today would suck and clearly we wouldn't be having this 'debate.' Clearly some of you haven't seen or read Samsung's own internal communication (email) shown in court stating Samsung knew they were infringing on Apple's patents. That's what put the nail in the coffin.

    Apple's real target is Google for ripping-off its UI all the way down to its Store (environment). Possibly that's going to be the next major litigation, or Apple may pick-off one company at a time. Reminiscent back to the days of Microsoft (Jobs v Gates).

    Patents - you wouldn't want a World without them, no one would spend a nickle in R&D. Patents allow for Licensing and if Samsung paid for licensing ditto we wouldn't be having this 'debate.' No patents no, little, or slow innovation.

    Hypothetical example imagine your company considered spending a billion coming-up for the cure for (e.g. AIDS, Autism, etc) but you knew day #2 another company would simply copy and sell your same curing (formula) medication -- the cure would never be found because no one would waste a billion in capital.

    So rather than snarky remarks with no basis, think about what you're actually saying and put yourself in each companies shoes and in the process gaining some perspective. If you owned Apple you'd protect your profits, if you owned Samsung you'd cheat or steal to make a buck; real World.
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    nebun , September 10, 2012 2:03 PM
    it's an ugly phone if you ask me...and a little to big...can't wait to see what apple brings to the table
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    freggo , September 10, 2012 3:03 PM
    jaquith. . . Hypothetical example imagine your company considered spending a billion coming-up for the cure for (e.g. AIDS, Autism, etc) but you knew day #2 another company would simply copy and sell your same curing (formula) medication.


    Do you want to compare REAL patentable innovations like a cure for AIDS, Cancer or Autism (or the phone!) with rounded corners on buttons and gestures to open or close something ?
    Remember, Apple did not invent the phone, the tablet or even the 'windows' style interface and the Apple OS is based on Unix ! Hell, Apple does not even manufacture anything; they rather export the manufacturing jobs to other countries.

    If you own an iPhone you support job exports!
    Apple, "Made for the USA"


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