The South Korean tech giant revealed (via the official Twitter account for Samsung Poland) that its Galaxy S III phone has sold 30 million units worldwide. The message was attached with a congratulatory photo showing various employees jumping for joy. Samsung Galaxy S3 achieved the milestone since its debut in May this year with an aggressive marketing campaign.
Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the sales of the Galaxy S3 have been consistently strong. It took Samsung 50 days to sell its first 10 million S3 phones, 100 days to cross 20 million and six months to past 30 million mark. The number translates at a rate of around 167,000 per day.
The 8.6 millimeter thick Galaxy S III has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution. The device packs 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB User memory (64GB to be available soon), microSD slot (up to 64GB), and 8-megapixel camera at the rear with 1080p HD recording capability, auto focus and flash. The front side has a 1.9-megapixel camera for video chatting. The phone itself is made of scratch-resistant plastic.
The rivalry between Apple and Samsung is expected to get even more intense in coming months to become the best-selling smartphone in the United States and considering by the numbers, it’s pretty clear that Apple’s iPhone 5 will have a tough time ahead.