Posted 01/14/2013 at 10:14 AM
Posted 5 years ago
Today marks a very important milestone for Samsung as the company has announced that sales of the ever-popular Galaxy S series have now surpassed 100 million.
Revealing the news on its Flickr stream, the guys at Samsung Tomorrow wrote:
“Samsung Electronics’ flagship Galaxy S series surpassed the accumulated sales record of 100 million units from the supply side in only 2 years and 7 months after its launch in May 2010. Galaxy S III is selling at much faster rate of 30 million in 5 months and 40 million in 7 months, after becoming a million seller in only 50 days after its release last May. Currently, its average daily sales are 190,000 units. The driving force behind Samsung Electronics’ rise to the top on the global smartphone market is Galaxy S II which is gaining ground as a steady seller hitting the sales of over 40 million in only 20 months.”
The 100 million sales represent channel sales (sales to retailers) as opposed to end user sales, but it is no less of an achievement and shows that Samsung’s flagship series is still the most in demand range of smartphones on the market.
It is hard to believe that the original Galaxy S was released three months short of three years ago, and the advances that the Korean conglomerate has made during a relatively short period of time. The Galaxy S II was a real breakthrough for the company and 20 months after its release remains one of the best phones on the market, while the recently released S II Plus is a real winner with modest budget shoppers. However, the real driving force behind this figure of 100 million is the all-conquering Galaxy S III, which set the benchmark for all other phone manufacturers when it was released last year. The S III has recently reached 41 million sales, 11 million of these coming in the last months alone!
We shouldn’t expect a sales slump for the S series any time soon either, as Samsung is widely expected to release its new flagship Galaxy S IV in the coming months – a phone that is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit with consumers.