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Samsung ships 100m flagship Galaxy S series smartphones

Samsung ships 100m flagship Galaxy S series smartphones

Samsung has officially announced it has shipped an impressive 100 million units of its top-of-the-range Galaxy smartphones.

The S-giant confirmed today it has surpassed the landmark figure in just two years and seven months since the original Galaxy S launched back in May 2010. Although this refers to the number of handsets sold to retailers rather than to consumers’ hands, it’s an impressive feat nonetheless.

The Galaxy S2, which inarguably played a biggest part in Samsung’s prodigious rise to the top of the smartphone chain, shifted 40 million units in 20 months and is continuing to sell in healthy number.

However, it’s the latest, ‘nature-inspired’ Galaxy S3 that is Sammy’s crowning jewel, with 40 million handsets shipped in only seven months of release and is showing no signs of slowing down at average daily sales of 190,000 units.

To put the numbers into into context, the Galaxy S3 held pole position on the uSwitch Mobile Tracker (an aggregation of pay monthly sales and live searches at uSwitch.com) for a seventh month straight, keeping even Apple’s iPhone 5 at bay despite the latter being a newer handset.

The news will no doubt please investors and fans alike and comes amid mounting speculation that Samsung is gearing up to launch its fourth flagship kit, the Galaxy S4, in April.

What do you think has been the key to Samsung’s success as a mobile manufacturer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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