Networks have ordered 9 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S3, amid signs that Sammy’ flagship phone for 2012 is on course to become the company’s biggest selling kit ever.
According to an unidentified mover and shaker at Samsung cited by Korea Economic Daily, the phone-maker has racked up the orders from 290 carriers in 145 countries.
The figure, coupled with a massive advertising blitz, surge in online searches and vast marketing spend, means the S3 is surely already well on course to surpass the 20 million shifting Galaxy S2 to become Samsung’s number-one selling smartie.
Set to go on sale on May 30th, the S3 features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen that’s 22 per cent larger than the S2’s, as well as a powerful 1.5GHz quad-core processor and eight megapixel snapper.
Touted as the first handset to be ‘inspired by nature, designed for humans’, the S3’s other big USPs include a Siri-style voice-controlled digital assistant and intelligent camera features that react to how the phone is being held.
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