Samsung is rightfully proud of the success of its Galaxy S smartphone, the device has shipped 7 million units worldwide since its release in July. Yesterday, Samsung announced that 3 million of those shipments were to the US alone, a healthy number in a competitive market, but a figure that falls far short of Apple’s sales figures with its iPhone.
Apple managed to sell 3 million of its iPhone smartphones in the first three weeks of its launch but Samsung has been plagued by component shortages, making it difficult for the company to satisfy demand.
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Speaking to Reuters, Samsung CMO Paul Golden admitted the company was “in a situation where we wish we had more supply,” with its AMOLED screens providing the main bottleneck, a display technology that Samsung manufactures not only for its own smartphones but also for its competitors.
The Galaxy S is available on four US mobile operators, compared to the one (AT&T) that sells the iPhone. Samsung will offer a new Galaxy S device over the holiday period, the Continuum, heading to Verizon and Vodafone.