10 million Galaxy S phones sold, says Samsung

Phone maker hits its sales target for the Android-based Galaxy S smartphones by selling 10 million since their debut in June.

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Samsung Galaxy S smartphone
A Galaxy S smartphone Samsung

Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S smartphones since their launch in June, according to the company.

That means the Korean phone maker has reached its sales target for the Android-based phones, the company said yesterday in an e-mail to Bloomberg. The phones also helped Samsung boost overall sales and earnings for the third quarter.

Samsung hopes to double smartphone sales this year, driven by both the Galaxy S and the new Nexus S, according to Bloomberg.

Breaking down the results, the company sold more than 4 million Galaxy S devices in North America, around 2.5 million across Europe, and 2 million in Korea, according to The Korea Times.

In the United States, the Galaxy S series actually comprises seven different models, including the Fascinate, Captivate, and Vibrant. Different models are available from all the major carriers, one factor that has helped its adoption among U.S. consumers.

Samsung still faces intense competition from Apple, which sold 14.1 million iPhones in its fiscal quarter that ended in September.