Last month, Samsung predicted sales of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to surpass 10 million units sold. Today, Samsung exec J.K. Shin confirmed Samsung reached its milestone.
Shin Jong-kyun, the president of Samsung’s information technology and mobile communication division, told reporters that the phone has become a 10-million seller after it was first unveiled on May 29 in London. He, however, did not give exact numbers.
This translates into about 190,000 Galaxy S3s being sold every day, and easily ahead of its very popular predecessor — the Galaxy S2 — that reported sales hitting 10 million, five months after it reached consumers.
Samsung began selling the Galaxy S3 in the United States less than a month ago, and it began selling the S3 globally not even a month before that.
As a comparison, Apple sold 35 Million iPhones in its most recent quarter—including older models of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. That is around 388,000 iPhones per day. Samsung obviously sells many lower-end Android smartphones too.