We already knew that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone is uber-popular, but now the phone maker has revealed just how fast the device has been selling.
Samsung on Thursday said it has sold 20 million Galaxy S III units in just over three months. That makes the Galaxy S III Samsung’s most successful smartphone to date, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors.
“The Galaxy S III has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s IT and mobile communications division, said in a statement. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to customers who have chosen the Galaxy S III. We will never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies to help users live a life extraordinary.”
Samsung back in July reached its lofty sales goal for the Galaxy S III, shipping 10 million units in less than two months. That translated to about 190,000 Galaxy S III smartphones being sold every day.
It’s a bit difficult to compare these sales numbers to other devices, but last year, Apple sold more than four million iPhone 4S smartphones in its first three days; Nokia sold about 4 million Lumia devices during the entire second quarter.
The company late last month introduced the Galaxy S III in several new mineral and gemstone-themed colors that are perfect for fall. The new colors include “amber brown,” “garnet red,” “sapphire black,” and “titanium grey.”
The Galaxy S III boasts a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 1,280-by-720 display, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing one. Earlier this year, Samsung bested Nokia as the top phone maker in the world for the first time in 14 years.
For more, see PCMag’s full reviews of the Galaxy S III for Sprint (slideshow below) as well as the Galaxy S III for AT&T, Galaxy S III for Verizon Wireless, and Galaxy S III for T-Mobile.