Samsung Galaxy S3 sales cross 50 million globally

News V.A Kulkarni 21:56, 18 Mar 2013

Despite stiff competition from other players, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 continues to sell like hot cakes

Samsung has climbed the ladder of smartphone success swiftly and persistently and from its sales figures, it looks like it is about to stay on the numero uno position for quite a while. Despite all the competition it faces in the mobile arena and the launch of its own successor, the Galaxy S3 has seen its sales soar past the 50 million milestone globally.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Samsung’s chief J K Shin spoke about the success of the smartphone. He confirmed that Samsung’s 2012 flagship has sold over 50 million units worldwide since the time it was released last year. Considering that the handset is almost a year old, this is more than a little commendable.

Samsung has just launched the successor to the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4. The 2013 model cites a few improvements over its predecessor but resembles the Note 2 more than the Galaxy S3. With the Galaxy S3 boasting of such record breaking sales, the Galaxy S4 has got its work cut out for itself in the coming year.

Market analysts are confident about the success of the Galaxy S4, as is Samsung. The tech giant has been bracing itself for the sales of the new flagship to cross the 100 million mark. It has been busy prepping models of its handset in time of its launch, so as not to face the same problem of short supply that it had with the S3 back in 2012.

The Galaxy S4 comes with a number of upgrades in terms of specs and software. The handset runs on Android’s 4.2 version of the Jelly Bean operating system and packs in a 5-inch Full HD display and a 13-megapixel camera. Features like Air Gestures and Smart Pause differentiate it from its competition.

Samsung will be launching its latest flagship in India in the coming months. It will be interesting to see how the Galaxy S4 fares against the likes of the Xperia Z, the HTC One and the BlackBerry 10.

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