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Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Pass 20 Million

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
    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
    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!
    Reply
  • boyabunda
    Based on its shape, S3 will not face Apple's lawsuit barrage -- but on its success, yes.
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  • plekter
    Only thing I don't like about S3 is the size.
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  • olaf
    plekterOnly thing I don't like about S3 is the size.id have to go with : TouchWiz :D
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  • empstar
    isheep will jealous. lol

    I own a phone from

    Nokia3210 - Nokia8310 - SonyEricsonK310 - HTC Touch Pro (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
    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
    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
    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
    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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