Korean tech firm Samsung has seen a lot of highs and lows this year. But the highlight for Samsung is clearly the success that they achieved with their Galaxy S III device.
Need more proof that the latest Galaxy device has worked wonders for Samsung?
Well, Chief of Information Technology and Mobile Communication for Samsung, Shin Jong Kyun, confirmed that the Galaxy S III is nearing its predicted 40 million sales for the whole of 2012.
Samsung had high hopes for the S III. They even went as far as predicting that they will be able to hit the 10 million sales mark by August.
Now, that estimate seems to be very humble, as Samsung soared away from that number.
Analysts peg that 190,000 Galaxy S IIIs are sold each day all over the world.
The success that the Samsung Galaxy S III has overshadowed the success of its predecessor, the Galaxy S II. The latter reached the 10 million sales mark, five months after its release. A number of critics though have blasted Samsung, saying that the actual number of Galaxy S III devices sold isn’t the one that they are releasing. They say that Samsung releases the number of units shipped and not the ones that are actually being sold in the market.
The modern day pancakes, that is the Samsung Galaxy S III, is making the company far more richer as one analysis firm is saying that Samsung has sold quite a number of Galaxy S IIIs during the second quarter of this year.
According to Les Echos, JPMorgan says that Samsung has sold 6.5 million units of Galaxy S III devices during the period from April-June of 2012.
A lot of insiders, even before the launch of the “iPhone killer”, have said that the Galaxy S III could be the top device to come out of the pipelines of companies this year. It seems that they haven’t made a mistake.
Before the launch of the Galaxy S III, the huge number of pre-orders that were rumored and the high expectations of Samsung to their flagship phone have added to the curiosity of individuals. Samsung even said that they expect to sell 10 million units by the end of July.
Analysts have added that Samsung could easily break the 10 million mark they set by the end of this month. Some even estimate that Samsung can sell 15 million units by third quarter of 2012.
With this, Samsung clearly is the top phone manufacturer when we speak about Androids.
As Samsung’s flagship phone nears its release this week, individuals are at a frenzy, as to what to do with their current devices. These individuals have decided to jump on to the Galaxy S III as reviews of the latter have been great if not excellent.
If you’re one of them, then you can opt to sell your flagship smartphones on eBay’s Instant Sale site. This site enables you to trade in your iPhone or BlackBerry, in exchange for a few hundred dollars.
For example, eBay is offering you up to $230 for your used iPhone4 while they will pay you up to $145 and $200 for you BlackBerry 9800 Torch and BlackBerry Bold 9900, respectively.
For HTC owners on the other hand, eBay is offering you up to $185 for your used Sensation and up to $175 for Rezound.
After you’ve reached a deal with eBay, you have to send your device within a week, using a free shipping label that’s being provided by eBay. You get paid after they receive your old smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is touted to be the iPhone killer. And within days of its release, it’s quite clear that a number of individuals are ready to shift to the Galaxy S III. We just have to hope that it lives up to its expectations.
It seems like iPhone’s biggest rival isn’t the Samsung Galaxy S3 after all.
According to William Blair analyst Anil Doradla, the iPhone has been dethroned as North America’s best-selling smartphone since its launch.
Doradla says that although the iPhone is still the best-selling smartphone on the AT&T and Sprint list, the Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx has toppled new when we speak about Verizon.
It is good to note that Verizon has been aggressively marketing their 4G devices.
This comes as a surprise, since the iPhone 4S lacks 4G LTE capability. The Motorola 4G Razr Maxx and even the Galaxy Nexus have this capability. While the latter hasn’t really bothered the iPhone that much, Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx seems like an excellent competitor.
Dorodla added that consumers are not holding on to their plans of buying an iPhone in anticipation of future smartphones to come. But this may change in a few months. He doesn’t believe that Apple will be shaken up by this development, since he believes that Apple will release an iPhone with 4G LTE compatibility.
The Galaxy Nexus by the way is the third top selling smartphone in Verizon’s line, behind the iPhone and the Razr Maxx.
South Korean electronics mogul Samsung Electronics Co. announced last Monday that their flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will be available in the United States through 5 wireless carriers.
AT%T Inc., T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and US Cellular, a regional carrier, will be giving their subscribers the ability to own the Galaxy S III, which is touted to be an “iPhone killer”.
Two companies will start selling the smartphone on the 21st of June. These two are T-Mobile and Sprint. The latter’s version comes with a 16GB memory and will cost the buyer $200 on a two year contract.
The other telco’s haven’t publicized their planned released dates, but Samsung said that these 3 will be announcing it anytime soon.
The carriers will be selling the Galaxy S III with different specs. It is reported that different telco’s will have a model adapted to their network.
The Galaxy S III runs on Android’s software and has the latest Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0 preloaded on it. It is good to note that the S III is lighter and thinner than the iPhone.
The S III is already sold in many countries. It went on sale in Middle East and Europe last week.
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