Samsung’s Galaxy S III tops 30 million sales, adding 10 million in less than two months

Samsung’s Galaxy S III tops 30 million sales, adding 10 million in less than two months

Samsung predicted that its Galaxy S III flagship would pass 30 million sales by the end of 2012, and with November and December still largely ahead of it, the Korean manufacturer has reached that milestone, seeing more than 10 million sales in less than two months.

In a tweet posted to its Polish account (via GSMArena), Samsung shared that it had passed the 30 million sales mark, attaching a congratulatory photo showing various employees jumping for joy on an athletics track (embedded below).

Back in September, Samsung announced that the Galaxy S III had surpassed 20 million sales, with the company’s IT and Mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun stating: “The Galaxy S3 is expected to sell more than 30 million units within this year.”

Shin also commented on the launch of the new Galaxy Note 2 (a device unveiled last month at IFA 2012 in Berlin), believing the smartphone-cum-tablet will double the sales of its predecessor — which has sold more than 10 million units. Just this week, Samsung said that the Galaxy Note 2 had already sold more than 3 million units in less than 40 days.

It’s been a hugely successful year for Samsung, with the Korean vendor posting record profits in its last quarter. The Galaxy S III is still set to add to its huge sales tally as the holiday season approaches, where smartphone sales get an anticipated boost.

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