9 Million Samsung Galaxy S3 Units Already Pre-ordered


18.05.2012

9 Million Samsung Galaxy S3 Units Already Pre-ordered

Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially unveiled on May 3rd in London and most of the tech enthusiasts were impressed by the technical specifications and new features of the South Korean high-end smartphone.

The Samsung flagship smartphone haven’t hit the market yet but the debut is planned for May 29th, when Galaxy S3 will be made available for purchase in Germany. A second wave of European countries will receive the freshly-presented smartphone on May 30th.

The financial results of Q1 2012 have revealed that Samsung has overtaken Apple as the biggest smartphone vendor in the world, and the devices belonging to the Galaxy line-up had an important contribution.

Reuters reports, quoting sources close to the matter, that the South Korea-based company already received pre-orders for 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 units, coming from more than 100 global carriers. The company’s factory in South Korea is already working at full capacity (5 million Galaxy S3 units per month) in an attempt to fulfill the high demand for the new high-end smartphone.

The Samsung officials chose to give the “no comment” treatment to the rumors saying that 9 million pre-orders have been posted for Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S3 packs a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad chipset, 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal flash storage and an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and full HD video recording.

The first high-end Galaxy smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S, was introduced by the South-Korean company in 2009 and was seen as the media as an iPhone killer. The sale figures have proved the contrary, and even though Galaxy S was purchased by millions of customers and the technical specifications were similar to Apple’s iPhone 4, the iOS device was a sales record breaker.

Galaxy S II succeeded Galaxy S, being introduced in February 2011 at Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, and it was build to compete against the iPhone 4S (which debuted several months after Samsung’s flagship). Even though many of the tech websites considered Apple’s product a disappointment, the sales have proved that the public not prepared yet to leave Apple behind.

Now, that the Galaxy S3 is rumored to have 9 million pre-orders, it indicates that the public is starting to turn their attention away from the Cupertino giant. But hold on, the iPhone 5 is not here yet, and if the iOS device is indeed “revolutionary” it might prove us wrong.

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