Samsung announced the news this weekend, boasting that sales of its Galaxy S3, which is selling at a rate of 190,000 a day, has helped it to accumulate 100 million Galaxy S series sales. Samsung also named its previous generation Galaxy S2 smartphone as a driving force behind the sales, having also recorded 40 million sales but over almost two years.
Samsung said, "The driving force behind Samsung Electronics' rise to the top on the global smartphone market is Galaxy S II which is gaining ground as a steady seller hitting the sales of over 40 million in only 20 months."
Of course, this 100 million figure was also reached thanks to sales of its original Samsung Galaxy S handset. Samsung didn't give us a number as to how many of these it sold, but we'll guess around 20 million.
This figure will no doubt grow over the next few months, as Samsung gears up to launch its Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. This handset, which Samsung might unveil at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, is expected to feature Samsung's eight-core Exynos 5 chip, a 5in screen and the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system.
This 100 million figure could increase quite a lot if Samsung's predications are anything to go by. The firm says it expects to shift 510 million smartphones in 2013, and make a profit of around $8.3bn. µ
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