Samsung Galaxy S smartphones sales hit 100M

Summary:South Korean giant says more than 100 million units of its Galaxy S smartphones have been sold globally since the first iteration was launched in 2010.

Samsung Electronics has revealed its Galaxy S smartphones have sold a combined total of more than 100 million units as of Jan. 13, 2013.

In a statement issued Monday, the South Korean phonemaker noted that since it launched the first Galaxy S handset in June 2010, it has sold over 100 million of its smartphones. The first device has now sold some 24 million units, with 10 million of these purchased during the first seven months of its launch, it said.

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Samsung says its Galaxy S phones have passed the 100 million sales mark. Image: Samsung/Flickr

The next iteration of the smartphone was launched in April 2011, and it garnered sales of 40 million units with 10 million sold in the first five months, the company added.

More recently, it introduced its Galaxy S3 smartphone in May 2012. The smartphone achieved 20 million sales in just 100 days, and it has since matched the number of Galaxy S2 handsets sold despite being in the market for a shorter period of time, Samsung said.

There have been reports stating that the Korean phonemaker may unveil its Galaxy S4 device at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in February this year, although company officials had denied commenting on the rumor.

Image: Samsung/Flickr

Topics: Smartphones, Android, Mobility, Samsung

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