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Samsung: We've sold 100 million Galaxy S smartphones

Company says its flagship Galaxy smartphone S series has smashed through a gargantuan milestone.

Samsung Tomorrow/ Flickr

Samsung's Galaxy S series smartphones have crossed the threshold of 100 million sales.

According to Samsung's Tomorrow Flickr page, its flagship Galaxy S series has managed to surpass that mark in 2 years and 7 months since the launch of the first Galaxy smartphone in May 2010.

In addition, the firm says that the Galaxy S3 is selling "at [a] much faster rate," smashing through the 1 million barrier in 50 days. Sales of the flagship Galaxy S3 reached 30 million units in 5 months, and 40 million in 7 months, with average daily sales of about 190,000 units. The Galaxy S2 is described as a steady bet after recording sales of over 40 million in 20 months.

Samsung calls the Galaxy series "the driving force" behind the electronics maker's "rise to the top" in the global smartphone market. The firm has estimated that overall sales will reach 56 trillion won ($52.6 billion) in its fourth-quarter results, to be announced on January 25.

It is undeniable that the Galaxy series is popular. According to new research, a number of the younger generation -- Generation Y, if you will -- are branding Samsung phones "cool" in comparison to Apple's offerings. If Samsung products are the ones to own these days, then the recently announced Galaxy S2 Plus, complete with Android's Jelly Bean operating system, might be the next model in line to surpass the company's sales records.

This news follows a number of announcements made by the South Korean company at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, including Youm flexible displays and a new eight-core processor for mobile devices.