The Samsung Galaxy S3 has racked up 20 million sales in a fraction of the time it took its predecessor to hit the landmark figure, providing much-needed fillip to Sammy in the wake of its court-case reverse.
The phone-maker’s handset shifted 20 million units worldwide in just 100 days of release and means it is Samsung’s fastest-selling phone ever. By way of comparison, its predecessor the Galaxy S2 took the best part of nine months to get to the same sales numbers.
K Shin, Samsung’s head of mobile, said: "The Galaxy S3 has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success.
"I would like to express my sincere appreciation to customers who have chosen the Galaxy S3. We will never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies to help users live a life extraordinary."
The handset’s success compared with the S2, which only landed on some US networks six months after launch, will have been helped Samsung’s more joined-up approach to the S3’s release.
Billed as a phone that is “inspired by nature and designed for humans”, the S3’s major selling points take in the Siri-style S-Voice voice commands app, a quad-core processor and 4G connectivity.