Samsung Galaxy S III sales expected to reach 10 million units by the end of July

Ian Hardy

June 25, 2012 7:39 am


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.

Source: Reuters

  • Darren

    I can’t even see HTC One X Sales coming close to the sales of the GS3. If HTC was smarter, they would have made it available on more carriers than just rogers. Good job Samsung, you know how to do it right.

    • TheWay2Go@gmail.com

      Something to be noted about this article:

      is 10 MILLION PHONES SOLD; not Shipped like they usually are. There won’t be a single SG3 sitting in the shelves in July and or August, and the number would have been higher if they could have made more!

      Not sure is this is planned, but with limited availability the phone will mantain a high level of desirability through August.
      This phone was brilliantly Released!:

      First batch in July:
      …it will be out of stock in 2 weeks.

      Second Batch in August, September:
      Will still have touble meeting demand?

      Third batch October:
      At Reduced price ( After all they could have sold around 20 million by then?) in order to compete with iphone 5.

      Wait (W8) will have a tough time trumping SGS3 and iphone 5 (low pricing will be key) then Google Vanilla Phones in October and BB10 in November( same thing with price)
      Third

  • Bob c

    Exactly I would probably have an HTC one x by now cause I have no patience, but they are exclusive to crappy Rogers. So I wait for the g3 way to go HTC you dummies!!!

    • caribouroader

      You are correct. I wanted the ONE X so I bought the unlocked quad core version and am using it on Bell network……a FANTASTIC phone.

  • vengefulspirit99

    I wonder how much money Samsung made off us

  • Josh

    Does anyone think all Bell stores will recieve this one time? Cuz to my understanding some stores told me they will be back tracked or delayed from day 1. I f*ckin hope not. I already ordered my damn otterbox..

  • Mr. X

    Why bother going to a bell store, wireless waves get way more inventory

  • JOSH

    but does wirelesswave even do upgrades? im trying to be smart. im staying away from Bell Corporate stores also. there is no way in helll they will do an upgrade, but i’m 100% sure any non corp store will do it. Just a matter of whether they will get the device on time or not.

  • Cumby

    2 More days… I am super excited. I pre-ordered mine – will probably end up signing a 3 year contract with Rogers. Any Idea on what plans I should get and where I can pull some string with regards to negotiating a good plan?

    • Tig3rLilii

      For you plan – It really depends on what you data usage is- But if i were you i would get it with Telus they are offering 3 free voicemail and caller i.d. with all contracts plus they have the top 10 numbers and they also have really good flex plans – you should look into it.

      – Does anyone think there will be line ups for this phone cause i don’t wanna miss it?

    • Tig3rLilii

      For you plan – It really depends on what you data usage is- But if i were you i would get it with Telus they are offering 3 free voicemail and caller i.d. with all contracts plus they have the top 10 numbers and they also have really good flex plans – you should look into it.

  • Slype

    I’ve got a Galaxy Nexus and I’m pretty darn happy with it though the GS3 does look appealling. Think I’ll wait for the next one though or maybe even the GN2.

    As an aside, I picked up a Lumia 710 to try it out and I have to say that the OS is pretty slick. I’ve played with them at the store quite a bit but spending a whole weekend with it is pretty interesting. Pros/Cons over Android and it really comes down to taste. Interested in seeing WP8.

    • TheWay2Go@gmail.com

      You are right in waiting: Not much difference between a Nexus and the SGS3, or you could sell your nexus for around $380 in no time, get the SGS3 at $600plus tax, and sell it again in one yr or so for $400.
      I would saty put though, not much difference and if you really want an SGs3 just wait and see if they drop it to $500 by the tiem the iphone comes up in Sept, oct.

  • OYEA

    Its a great phone, the new funtions are really cool…..

  • davidm

    my Rogers contract is finished and I currently have a plan that comes to $58/month with taxes including 6GB data (I often use over 2BG), 200 minutes, and 100 minutes long distance. But it’s based on a couple discounts that expire in November. Any hints on how to lock in equally reasonable rate for the next couple years, since I want get this handset?

    thanks!

    • Will

      Unless you live in a remote location outside of any major cities, I’d go with WIND or Mobilicity. Their call quality and reception has been fantastic for me and I’ve been through the worst (2010).

  • sp

    ah damn… Rogers just sent me my confirmation that my device has been shipped….

    sigh….do i get it or not…I DONT KNOW!!!!