The Samsung Galaxy S3 may be six months old -- which in smart phone terms means we're fitting a stairlift in its house while the broadsheets write their obituaries -- but it's still earning Samsung big piles of cash, having hit the impressive 40 million sales mark.
Samsung's lofty sales figures represent channel sales -- the number of units flogged to retailers -- rather than the number of actual S3 devices in shoppers' pockets. The S3 hit 30 million units shipped.
The gangbusters sales mean the S series trilogy -- also including theand -- have collectively passed the 100 million sales mark globally. The Galaxy S and S2 have hit 24 and 40 million shipments respectively, Samsung says.
Samsung's quad-core smart phone goes head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 5, which Tim Cook and pals said . Both smart phones are excellent choices in my mind, though the Galaxy S3 stormed to victory in our , as voted for by our sagacious readers.
This year, all eyes are on Samsung to see what it's packed into the Note and smart phones, so I expect the screen size to increase.. Rumours point to an , while the smart money is on a more powerful processor and a beefed-up screen resolution, possibly a 5-inch 1080p job. Samsung's found some success with its palm-ripping
Samsung and Apple could both have their thunder nicked by Google, if it chooses to release another super-cheap smart phone in the vein of the Nexus 4 within the next new months. The glorious Nexus 4 costs just £239 if you can buy it from Google -- a fact that made it, in my opinion, the , in spite of its .
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