After the company’s mobile division head, JK Shin, said it expected sales of 10 million Galaxy S IIIs during July, it is perhaps not too much of a surprise that the company has now confirmed sales of 20 million units in just 100 days following the device’s launch. That’s roughly 200,000 units a day. To put it in perspective, the S III is selling about three times as fast as the Galaxy S II, which we found we heard in February took about 10 months after its release to hit the 20 million-unit mark.

Samsung also broke down the sales by region: 4 million units for North America; 6 million in Europe; 4.5 million in Asia; and 2.5 million at home in Korea. In just over three months, the S III has almost reached the S II’s 28 million units sold to date. Samsung also announced a few new colors for the device including Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Gray:

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Samsung GALAXY S III Reaches 20 Million Sales Milestone in Record Time

Ergonomic design, user-friendly features, and the latest technologies drive record-breaking success for Samsung’s flagship smartphone

SEOUL, Korea—September 6, 2012—Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the GALAXY S III smartphone has achieved 20 million unit sales in just 100 days since its debut in May 2012. As Samsung’s most successful smartphone to date, the GALAXY S III has set a new record, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors.

Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a revolutionary smartphone that delivers a uniquely personalized and intuitive user experience. It includes a generous 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display for a stunning viewing experience, and a variety of powerful camera features that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung GALAXY S III uses intelligent software that responds interactively to your face, gestures and voice. It also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways, including Smart Stay, S Beam and AllShare Cast.

“The GALAXY S III has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “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.”

Following the successful launch of the GALAXY S III, the stylish device will be available in a variety of colors; *Amber Brown, *Garnet Red, *Sapphire Black and *Titanium Gray in addition to Pebble Blue and Marble White.

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