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Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone sales pass 30M



This handout photo taken and received by Samsung Electronics on October 12, 2012 shows a scaled-down, compact version of its flagship Galaxy S III for consumers looking for “more practical” smartphones. AFP /Samsung Electronics

SEOUL — Samsung says it has sold more than 30 million flagship Galaxy S III smartphones in about five months, making it one of the fastest selling smartphones in the world.

Samsung Electronics Co. launched the smartphone at the end of May, months before competitors began shipping the latest versions of their top phones.

The runaway demand for high-end smartphones fueled record profits at Samsung in recent quarters while other consumer electronics firms were hit by the global economic downturn.

Samsung, which also makes TVs, home appliances, semiconductors and display panels, got almost 70 percent of its third-quarter operating profit from the division that makes mobile devices, cameras and computers.

Research firm IDC ranks the South Korean firm as the world’s top smartphone seller in the last three quarters.


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  • w33k3nd3r

    There is life beyond Mac, people. Really.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    I have to say, I’m not surprised.

    I think Samsung has won this particular round, and put out superior phones to Apple this year. The Galaxy S3 is really something new and (dare I say) “cutting edge”, while the new iPhone hardly brought anything new to the table.

    I’m not saying that the iPhone is a bad phone… quite the contrary. But if you want people to “upgrade” you have to give them a good reason to.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    i was going to buy a microsoft powered phone, then i read this 30 million user…. better 30 million than 1 million wp7s 



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