Galaxy S III hits 10m sales milestone


Samsung’s flagship handset reaches target in under two months, selling an average of 190,000 Galaxy S III devices a day

Samsung has revealed it has sold 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones globally, just two months after it went on sale.

It means that sales of the manufacturer’s flagship smartphone have averaged 190,000 daily.

The revelation was made by Samsung president Shin Jong-kyun in an interview with news agency Yonhap News. It backs up his prediction last month that the handset manufacturer would reach this milestone by the end July.

In contrast, it took the Galaxy S II five months to reach the same landmark when it was released in April 2011. Together with the original Galaxy S, the three have achieved sales of 50 million combined.