Samsung: 20 Million Galaxy S3’s Sold and Counting


It’s only been around 100 days since its launch (wow, time flies), and Samsung is letting the world know tonight that the new sales numbers for Galaxy S3 have officially reached — wait for it — 20 million devices sold. Sweet geebus, that’s a lot of purple phones. It’s not surprising really. The Galaxy S3 was one of the first devices in the history of Android to launch on just about every carrier under the sun, seemingly at the same the time. Samsung did everything right by the S3, and the sales numbers prove it.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Remember the Behold 2??? haha OK that was mean. They’ve figured out a lot since then.

  2. No Chris No! When you post these pictures, you invite readers to stroll into here like gods gift to Asian women and proudly exclaim how they will “take the one third from left” or whatever. Because you know those girls are chomping at the bit to be picked by said reader and all…..:eye roll:

    1. LOL! That’s true. But, these aren’t Samsung models, they’re just regular Samsung employees.

      And now that you mention it, the one in the middle is pretty cute… O_o

      1. I saw her first.. O.o

        1. Aww. Ok, I’ll take the one on the far right. :P

      2. None of them are to me. Different taste and all that…

      3. The one in all white has a cute smile.

      4. Which one is the middle one? There are 8, even #.. be specific dammit, can’t you see everyone is claiming dips on girls. Hahaha

        I wish I worked at factory that makes the best phone along with girls.. I would photobomb the pic! :P haha

      5. Meh, not big on Asian chicks. I like my women to look like women and not like young teens.

    2. you can keep em all theyre pretty fugly

    3. All right – I’ll take the third from the left, if she’ll have me. Is that okay?

    4. There’s a reason why Samsung has them in their pics.

  3. Wow… around 6MM per months… no bad at all…

  4. I was waiting for this moment. I knew they would squeeze 8 tiny hands and 8 giant phones into one pic…. why is this not a meme yet?

  5. 20 million isn’t that impressive when apparently 1.3 million android devices are being activated DAILY…

    1. Do you realize there are an exorbitant amount of Android devices that exist, and that a single device selling 20 million is actually quite a big deal? And this despite there being alternatives like the One X which are just as good (though missing in a few specs like microSD or a big battery)?

      1. 20 million in a hundred days = 200,000 a day. That means the Galaxy S III by itself accounts for more than 15% of all Android devices sold during the period. I’d say that’s pretty good for one model that has dozens of competitors.
        I’d love to see an actual breakdown of activations by model of device, but I doubt Google will be publishing such a thing any time soon.

        1. Exactly, it’s quite good. And yeah, would be nice to have a graph. I’m still at a loss to understand how so many devices even get activated each day :P

  6. Beat it idrone troll. That phone Doesnt even exist yet. and the only way it will ever beat the gs3 if gs3 is banned. If Samsung gets the ban lifted I hope iphone 5 is a flop so I can laugh in your face.

    1. You clearly did not read the article. At the very least read the link.

    2. Read the article first.

  7. Go pimp your icrap blog elsewhere.

    1. Did you read it? It was a joke article.

      1. It’s still blog pimping in an unrelated thread.

  8. My bad definiely agree with a little less apple. Also ifans ony believe in devices 500 dollars and up. They are brainwashed so why not make apple store automatically charhe them without thinking. And in a recession the money is still burning a hole in their pockets. So what better than to throw it at apple. I no I cant afford that icrap. I can do all important stuff on 200 now 100 dollar nook color. They are brainwashed.

    1. Idiot?

  9. Well spoken by another man with no rent to pay.

  10. Wake up Apple is trying to make a monpoly by banning the competitors

  11. Thank you Apple for the free advertising and paranoia induced purchasing. This only proves that people could care less about Apple contrary to Apples own statements.

  12. I do love my GS3. Best phone I’ve ever owned. I didn’t know I could enjoy something so big in my hand.

    1. That’s what she said…

    2. That’s what she said.

      1. Nuh uh.. No i didn’t


    3. That’s what she said

    4. That’s what he said.

  13. No thats just you looking at your own reflection in your iphone.

  14. Sorry you meant the girls. I mean the s3 is beautiful. You can keep the girls.

  15. There are phones in that pic?

  16. Who took this picture and what did he say to the women beforehand? “Make sure none of you align for this important promo shot. Some of you smile, some look fierce, some smirk. Just don’t make it look good.”

    1. yeah the one on the left looks like she is watching someone die by her command while the one on the right looks like she wants to be your best friend forever and ever.

    2. El naturale…..

  17. But is it better than the Samsung Moment?… I think not

  18. Glad to see this. It’s a badass device so IMO it deserves the success.

  19. Samsung should go to court and have the AppleTV banned, provided that they get a patent like a mechanism used for viewing certain wavelengths passed.

  20. Samsung should get the Apple tv banned by getting the patent for viewing certain wavelengths on a mechanism passed.

  21. This is great! Congrats to Samsung, the S3 is a beast, best smartphone there is right now, success well earned.

  22. it’ll be 20 million and 1 once this phone hits metroPCS in october.

  23. Hey Samsung, that’s great news!!! You’ll need that money to write that big check to Apple for stealing their ideas.

    Oh, and also to raise wages to all that slave labor you’ve been using to build your crap phones! Keep selling!!

  24. Samsung, and DEFINITELY Android FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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