More than 100m Galaxy S smartphones sold in 3 years, Samsung says

15 Jan 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus

Global sales of Samsung Galaxy S smartphones flew past 100m units since the first Galaxy model was released in May 2010, Samsung reports.

More than 25m Galaxy S smartphones, 40m Galaxy S II smartphones and 41m Galaxy S III smartphones have been sold, the company said.

Samsung is expected to reveal the fourth version of the Galaxy S smartphone by the summer. Most recently, the electronics giant introduced the Galaxy S II Plus, more than a year and a half after the Galaxy S II hit the market.

It certainly appears as if Samsung is doing something right. The company has displaced Nokia to become the world’s top mobile brand in 2012, according to analysis from market intelligence firm IHS iSuppli, making it the first time in 14 years that Nokia hasn’t topped the list.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic