We always knew the Samsung Galaxy S III was going to be big. The excitement and anticipation for the device in the run up to its unveiling was bigger than anything I’d experienced for an Android handset in the past. It’s no surprise, then, that Samsung’s latest flagship just won’t stop selling.
Samsung has announced that global Galaxy S III sales surpassed the 20 million mark in just 100 days of availability. That makes it the Korean company’s fastest-selling smartphone so far.
Samsung says that the first 50 million sales were achieved during the first 50 days, and so it seems that demand has remained pretty steady since the handset made its debut. According to the Korean company, 200,000 Galaxy S IIIs are sold each and every day.
Europe, Asia, and North America are the markets in which the Galaxy S III has been most successful, with sales reaching 6 million units, 4.5 million units, and 4 million units respectively.
This news comes just a day after it was reported that the Galaxy S III had overtaken iPhone 4S sales for the first time in August to become the best-selling smartphone in the United States. But with an iPhone 5 right around the corner, I’m wondering how long it will hold onto that crown.