According to JPMorgan estimates, Samsung is on course to sell over 20 million Galaxy S III units in just six months of availability. That’s a pretty healthy return for a device that was inexplicably pushed back more than once here in the U.S.
In the Q2 period (April through June), Samsung reportedly sold 6.5 million units, while the company is expected to hock 15 million during Q3 (July through September). No doubt, the Galaxy S III is currently the best Android device on the market, so seeing numbers of this magnitude isn’t much of a surprise. In comparison, Samsung’s old guard, the Galaxy S II, sold 10 million units in five months.
To be honest, there isn’t much in the way of competition for the S III right now. Sure, there’s the One X, but it hasn’t been the runaway success that HTC hoped. One device that might throw a wrench into JPMorgan’s estimates, however, is the Galaxy Nexus, which just recently got updated to Android 4.1.
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of numbers the S III pulls in once the new Nexus hits, or even the next iPhone. Perhaps that’s why the device hit in the summer months, and not in the fall.