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Samsung Galaxy S III sales blow past target, topping 30 million units in 150 days

Galaxy S III Sales 2012

Samsung (005930) mobile boss JK Shin said in September that the vendor hoped to sell more than 30 million Galaxy  S III smartphones in 2012. With just under two months left in the year, Samsung on Monday announced that Galaxy S III sales have already surpassed the company’s target, topping 30 million units in just 150 days. “The GALAXY S III continues to be a runaway favorite with customers around the world,” Samsung’s Shin said. “Meeting this sales milestone in five months sets another record for Samsung, and we are extremely proud and yet motivated to continue to provide our customers with products that they love.” Samsung had previously announced that sales of its flagship smartphone topped 10 million units in under two months and it took about 100 days to hit 20 million.

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