Samsung says Galaxy S III sales hit 20 million

Sep 06, 2012
A man walks near a banner advertising Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Samsung said global sales of its Galaxy S III smartphone have surpassed 20 million in a little more than three months. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(AP)—Samsung says global sales of its Galaxy S III smartphone have surpassed 20 million in a little more than three months.

. launched the flagship smartphone powered by 's Android operating system in Europe in late May. The release schedule was about three months ahead of new phone announcement by rivals Apple, Nokia and Motorola.

Samsung says brisk sales of the S III are helping it retain dominance in the smartphone market. Strategy Analytics says Samsung overtook Apple in worldwide smartphone shipments in 2011.

The company is embroiled in legal tussles with Apple around the world over whether Samsung's mobile devices copied Apple products. Apple last week added the S III to the "copycat" list in its complaint filed with a U.S. court.

Explore further: Microsoft earnings slip but still beat forecasts (Update)

5 /5 (3 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Samsung fights Apple move to block Galaxy sales

Jun 07, 2012

(AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that it will fight Apple's move to stop U.S. sales of its new Galaxy phone in the latest flare-up of an intellectual property battle between the world's top ...

Samsung: Apple trying to limit consumer choice

Sep 01, 2012

(AP)—Samsung on Saturday accused Apple of resorting to litigation in an effort to limit consumer choice after the iPhone maker said it was seeking to stop the sale of Galaxy S III smartphones in the United ...

Samsung begins Europe sales of Galaxy S III smartphone

May 29, 2012

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, hoping to cement its lead ...

Apple files new Samsung patent action in US

Sep 01, 2012

Apple has filed a fresh patent infringement action in the United States against Samsung, alleging that the South Korean company is continuing to steal its technology despite a recent court ruling.

Samsung says 10 million Galaxy S II handsets sold

Sep 25, 2011

South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's second-largest mobile phone maker after Nokia, said Sunday it had sold 10 million Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide since the device debuted in April.

Recommended for you

Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

10 hours ago

Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.

Facebook buys fitness app Moves

13 hours ago

Facebook has bought the fitness app Moves, which helps users monitor daily physical activity and their calorie counts on a smartphone.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

SatanLover
not rated yet Sep 06, 2012
what does this have todo with physics? stop trying to manipulate the stock market.

More news stories

Genetic code of the deadly tsetse fly unraveled

Mining the genome of the disease-transmitting tsetse fly, researchers have revealed the genetic adaptions that allow it to have such unique biology and transmit disease to both humans and animals.