1 Million Galaxy S Phones Shipped in the US



When Samsung set out to dominate the global smartphone market with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S worldwide, they weren’t playing around. Adding to the already impressive tally of Galaxy S phones sold around the world and a lead in the US market for all mobile phones, the Android smartphone has surpassed 1 million units shipped. Keep in mind that this figure should account mostly for the Captivate and Vibrant for AT&T and T-Mobile. We haven’t even seen what sort of damage the Fascinate on Verizon’s network and the lauded Epic 4G on Sprint might do.

Both of those devices should be launching over the next couple of weeks and are sure to bring along even higher sales to continue to line the pockets of Samsung. Also launching in the coming months will be the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a 7-inch slate with the same core features as the S. If that device can take on as large a hold as the flagship handset, I’d say the iPad may have its first true competitor on hand.


Android 2.1-powered smart phones available at AT&T and T-Mobile and coming soon to Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South

DALLAS, August 30, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that it has shipped one million of its Android™ 2.1-powered Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile began shipping the Galaxy S portfolio2 on July 15, which are currently available with AT&T and T-Mobile. Galaxy S devices will also be available with Sprint on August 31 and will be available with Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South this fall.

Samsung Mobile has packed cutting-edge technology into its Galaxy S portfolio, including features such as a stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor and a multitude of entertainment, messaging and social networking capabilities. In addition, all Samsung Galaxy S devices will be upgradable to Android 2.2 in the future.

“Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S line up and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional Galaxy S milestones in the future.”

The roll out of Samsung’s Galaxy S portfolio has been supported by a multi-tiered print, online, cinema and television advertising campaign, including major networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and MTV and in cinemas such as AMC, Cinemark and Regal. Samsung Galaxy S was also a sponsor of X Games 16, which was held in downtown Los Angeles from July 29 to August 1. From September 30 to October 3, the Samsung Galaxy S lineup will be showcased at the World Cyber Games Grand Final in Los Angeles.

In addition, Samsung Mobile has executed a comprehensive Galaxy S social media campaign, which included a Facebook promotion and daily content sharing on Samsung Mobile’s social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube™. As additional Galaxy S devices become available, Samsung Mobile will continue to distribute key digital and video assets to sustain awareness of the Galaxy S.

For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy S portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxys.

1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

2 The Samsung Galaxy S portfolio of devices includes the Samsung Captivate™ at AT&T, Samsung Epic 4G™ at Sprint, Samsung Vibrant™ at T-Mobile and Samsung Fascinate™ at Verizon Wireless. Additional Galaxy S devices will be available with U.S. Cellular and Cellular South.

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  1. Units shipped does not equal units sold.

  2. Once they get the GPS issue ironed out I’ll be picking one up! Beautiful screen on this thing.

  3. What is really great about this though is that with the million(s) of the samsung devices, millions of motorola devices and millions(?) of HTC devices all out there running Android – the android ecosystem really has no reason not to far surpass the apple ecosystem in the next 24 – 48 months.

  4. Yep just like nigel says Android will defiantly surpass the iphlop and islab now with no problem.
    Wait I thought it already did?

  5. Yeah…the article say shipped…. not sold…theres a big difference.

  6. @ Ratnok I would say Samsung shipped/sold them to the carriers and stores. The carriers and stores haven’t sold them to us yet.

    I love my Vibrant and it was worth all $499.99+ tax that I paid for it. No regrets

  7. They sure aren’t having a hard time supplying the amoled screens for their phones, lol.

  8. Now if they’ll only pass some of the Froyo goodness around to those of us who have been waiting for it.

  9. @Justin of course not that is what people were saying that they were going to do a few months ago.

  10. I agree with the comment, “Units shipped does not equal units sold”

    No wonder they are selling those for .99 cents at wirefly, $29-49.99 on Amazon. They shipped way too many of them and retailers are now trying to unload them.

  11. @Michael Now if they would give us some stock Froyo goodness ;)

  12. Have to give Samsung credit for figuring out a way of getting one phone out to all the providers. Google failed miserably with the Nexus One. But the jury is still out on Samsung. First, Samsung has a spotty track record when it comes to quality. Let’s wait and see how phone holds up over time. Concerned that phone did not come with 2.2. When will Samsung deliver 2.2? The GPS problem is a concern. When will Samsung deliver a fix? And will the fix solve the problem? Until those questions are answered not ready to declare Samsung’s effort a success.

  13. saying you “shipped” 1 million is like saying I can WRITE a 1 million dollar CHECK…knowing damn well you cant cash that 1 million check!! smh

  14. 600k sold in korea, 1m+ in europe, 1m+ in india, philippines, singapore.
    Can’t wait for the galaxy s II to come out.

  15. All I can say Is that I love my vibrant!!!

  16. charging port is on top……gay!!

  17. @James I would say it’s more 50% Google and 50% Verizon and Sprint just look at how the comments go crazy when people hear they might be getting an OS update but Nexus owners got the first version in May that was 3 months ago. I only say this because people always say that they don’t care about the updates but when they see all the new treats they starting demanding that they should get it because their phone sold more than the Nexus One.

  18. My Vibrant is serving me well. Did some changes to the boot sound and put it to Darth Vaders “What is thy bidding my Master”. I think it fits very well. :)

  19. If you think about it, since Sammy shipped 1 million that’s probably to all 4 carriers, so 250k to each carrier. Given that number it’s not really hard to believe. Given enough time, probably a couple of months, each carrier could probably go through 250k relatively easily. This is the great debate from a handset maker perspective. Ship on one carrier and hope they market it, or pony up marketing money to help them, or try to ship it to all the carriers and sell more units. Which route is the better return on investment? It’s interesting because on ATT the SGS is one of the best Android phones, likewise the same on Tmobile. On Sprint they put a keyboard so it stands out from the Evo. But on Vz…man that is one competitive Android phone market.

  20. Well keep up the great work Samsung. Yeah, these guys had some issues with updates before but no companies perfect right? cough apple, cough htc. Samsung is no small company. Probably bigger than apple and htc combined. If they keep on producing quality products as well as support, they will be fine for a long time to come.

    PS – You spoiled me sammy with your 4 inch [perfect size, if I wanted bigger i’d have gone with streak] SUPER AMOLED!!!! Now every other screen looks like crap to me, seriously.

  21. Some people don’t have a clue.

    Wirefly discounts every phone from EVERY carrier. There is nothing unusual about the Samsung Galaxy phones. They are great phones with high demand.

    Phones Shipped DOES equal phones sold. All phones sold in the U.S. are subsidized heavily — including the iPhone. When Wirefly.com gives a phone away for free, they actually paid $400 or more for that phone from AT&T. They are giving it away based on the AT&T commission they will get when you sign the 2 year contract.

    It’s a good business model. That’s why Amazon is now jumping in on the game.

  22. carriers will not order if nobody is buying them duh. And Apple sells to carriers who then resell it to customers, so even in Apple’s case, sold does not mean sold to customers.

  23. btw most of galaxy s sales have come from AT&T which has the great and mighty IPhone 4, well so much for the theory that verizon is alone responsible for android growth. Keep believing that android haters

  24. @ Jeena “Now every other screen looks like crap to me, seriously.” I couldn’t agree less. This screen still amazes me 6 weeks later

  25. @pimpstrong

    u think so?

    when it comes to battery life is the worst!

  26. my battery actually lasted over 2 days with my typical usage. That’s a lot for any smartphone. I even posted a pic on xda :)

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