Samsung Galaxy S III reportedly racks up nine million pre-orders worldwide

News Stephen Tenerowicz 08:04, May 18 2012

Pre-sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone have reportedly hit the nine million mark, according to a new report

Samsung has reportedly notched nine million Galaxy S III pre-orders, according to a new report on Friday. If true, the massive number is extremely impressive in a mobile landscape where we only see pre-order figures like that from Apple.

The nine million pre-orders is great news for Samsung, though hardly a surprise considering the incredible success of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Word of the pre-sales supposedly comes straight from an unnamed Samsung executive who spoke to the Korea Times over the weekend.

The Galaxy S III, arguably the most anticipated smartphone of 2012, made its debut earlier this month in London. The smartphone features a 4.8-inch HD display, a quad-core Exynos processor, and runs Android 4.0 ICS with TouchWiz 5.0.

While the device is slated to launch May 29 in Europe and Asia, it is still unclear when it will arrive in the U.S. Samsung originally said the device will likely launch this summer, so perhaps we will hear some official details soon.

The report also claims Samsung’s factories are currently building the Galaxy S III at a full capacity of five million smartphones per month, so more pre-orders are expected. The Samsung Galaxy S III will be launching on more than 100 carriers worldwide.


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