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It might be the most important smartphone to come along since the last iPhone – and sales numbers are expected to back it up.
Two months after its debut – and just two weeks since customers at the last of the four major U.S. carriers started offering it – Samsung and its wireless partners have reportedly sold 10 million Galaxy S IIIs, according to the Yonhap news agency, which quoted a Samsung senior executive.
The manufacturer has not released exact numbers, but Shin Jong-kyun, who heads up Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division, confirmed that it took just two months to break the 10 million sales mark – or nearly 200,000 per day since its launch May 29. It took the Galaxy S II – which set initial sales records in the U.K., for one – five months to reach that milestone.
The S III runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), has a quad-core processor and features a 4.8-inch screen. The company anticipates it might sell 40 million of the units by the end of the year.
In the U.S., many challengers have come and gone, but no device has toppled the iPhone 4S from the top of the smartphone sales heap in a single month since Apple launched its fifth-generation device in October 2011. July could mark the first time it's happened. Look for a sixth-generation iPhone sometime in the late summer or fall.