Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones

Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 11: The Samsung logo is displayed at the company's headquarters on December 11, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. One of the main South Korean presidential election campaign issues is the economy, as the chaebol, South Korea's business conglomerate, dominates the country's wealth while the economic life of middle class people has not been improving. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 14 at 10:52 AM

 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics says global sales of its Galaxy S smartphone series surpassed 100 million units since the first model was launched less than three years ago.

   The South Korean firm said Monday it sold more than 25 million Galaxy S smartphones, 40 million Galaxy S II smartphones and 41 million Galax S III smartphones in the last three years.

   Samsung rolled out the first Galaxy S model at the end of May 2010, scrambling to catch up with Apple, which was reshaping the market with the iPhone.

   Despite a late entry, Samsung quickly caught up the U.S. firm and became the biggest smartphone maker.

   Galaxy S series achieved the 100-million-sales milestone faster than Apple's iPhone. It took about four years for Apple to sell more than 100 million iPhones.
 

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