Samsung Galaxy S III on track to sell 15 million in Q3

Samsung Galaxy S III on track to sell 15 million in Q3There's been enough talk about the Samsung Galaxy S III – no surprise there, it was designed for humans, after all – now for some figures.

The all-conquering Android Ice Cream Sandwich super-hero reportedly sold 6.5 million units during the second quarter, a figure that's expected to more than double during Q3.

So says JP Morgan, according to French newspaper Les Echos, and if so will cement the S3's place as the dominant 2012 Android phone, just like the S2 was top dog among 2011's crop.

JPM's figures just about ring true with existing predictions that the Galaxy S III will hit the 10 million units sold mark during July, and that given the production issue with the pebble blue version that must have cost Sammy a fair few sales.

So despite many doubts and predictions to the contrary, the Galaxy S3 will clearly be the Android competitor that the iPhone 5 will most regularly find itself compared to – which is pretty much exactly where we were the best part of a year ago.

Not to take anything away from Samsung's own efforts, but that's some achievement considering the strength and depth of the Android field. It's also something entirely new in Android's history.

You can't really draw parallels with HTC's early prominence, as Google's mobile ecosystem was only just getting off the ground at that stage. Samsung's Android land-grab has been in full view of and despite the best efforts of some of the biggest mobile phone makers on the planet.

That's not to say LG, HTC, Motorola and Sony are in trouble. But with Samsung in such a dominant position, who's willing to bet against at least one of them pulling up a chair alongside RIM and Nokia in mobile's Boulevard of Broken Dreams at some point in the next couple of years?

Via IntoMobile

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Pondlife  Jul. 12, 2012 at 20:48

So is that to sell 15m in just q3 or to have sold 15m total by the end of q3?
6m in q2? wasn't it supposed to have had 9m pre-orders? Or did some of those not get sold til q3?

daveedj  Jul. 13, 2012 at 02:55

Nope, neither of them cut it. And for their respective price tags ... no way.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 13, 2012 at 10:18

A bit confusing, indeed...
But it shows how little has happened in Android-land ;) I hear it again and again from sales managers - in the higher range, Samsung's Galaxy S2 and S3 have become the (*almost) default choice. The Android competition have screwed things up with confusingly similar devices churned out en masse, with little to distinguish themselves from similar models. In a way, Sammy have created the Android "iPhone", and now the robot clone force has more than just Apple's iPhone to "kill"! :p

How dramatic...

Opheliac  Jul. 13, 2012 at 10:39

A bit confusing, indeed...
But it shows how little has happened in Android-land ;) I hear it again and again from sales managers - in the higher range, Samsung's Galaxy S2 and S3 have become the (*almost) default choice. The Android competition have screwed things up with confusingly similar devices churned out en masse, with little to distinguish themselves from similar models. In a way, Sammy have created the Android "iPhone", and now the robot clone force has more than just Apple's iPhone to "kill"! :p

How dramatic...


Well put! We can only hope that Apple receive a boot in the backside and push forward their technology and release something mighty with their next release. Not that I care for Apple but it's great overall for both fans and I hate seeing people getting ripped off with mediocre releases. I'm slowly seeing the tide change, and the average joe who don't care about the spec side of a phone are now turning towards the S3. Great to see fashion trends going in the right direction and finally following the 'best' phone/brand.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 13, 2012 at 10:48

A bit confusing, indeed...
But it shows how little has happened in Android-land ;) I hear it again and again from sales managers - in the higher range, Samsung's Galaxy S2 and S3 have become the (*almost) default choice. The Android competition have screwed things up with confusingly similar devices churned out en masse, with little to distinguish themselves from similar models. In a way, Sammy have created the Android "iPhone", and now the robot clone force has more than just Apple's iPhone to "kill"! :p

How dramatic...


Well put! We can only hope that Apple receive a boot in the backside and push forward their technology and release something mighty with their next release. Not that I care for Apple but it's great overall for both fans and I hate seeing people getting ripped off with mediocre releases. I'm slowly seeing the tide change, and the average joe who don't care about the spec side of a phone are now turning towards the S3. Great to see fashion trends going in the right direction and finally following the 'best' phone/brand.


Yes, it's a bit as though people have played enough... faster & 100s of 1000s of apps didn't cut it; now the fog has lifted and they want quality, battery life etc etc...

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