June 25, 2012 7:39am
Samsung’s new flagship device – the Galaxy S III – is scheduled to hit Canadian soil on Wednesday. The GS III has already been on sale in Europe and the Middle East since the end of May and will launch in 145 counties and 296 carriers over the next few weeks. Global pre-orders hit as high as 9 million units, but according to new words by JK Shin, president of Samsung Mobile Communications, they’ll reach the 10 million sales mark in July.
Samsung’s previous flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II have amassed combined sales of 52 million (Galaxy S has sold 24 million units and the Samsung Galaxy S II has sold 28 million units). So this global launch of the GS III will certainly make it the fastest Android device to reach the 10 million milestone mark, coming in under 2 months, and blow away any previous sales numbers.
In Canada, the Galaxy S III will be available through TELUS, Bell, Rogers, WIND, Mobilicity, SaskTel, Videotron and Virgin Mobile.