Shortly after it was revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Note II had notched up sales of 3 million handsets in its first 37 days, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the flagship smartphone from the Korean manufacturer, has hit the 30 million mark in sales worldwide.

As per a post on the official Twitter page of Samsung in Poland, the brand has notched up 30 million units sold. Samsung had first launched the handset in May and in a few months, reached this impressive number. Samsung has employed an aggressive marketing strategy for its flagship model and it is reaping its benefits. The smartphone was heavily advertised at the London Olympics, and shortly after, Samsung launched it in a variety of colour options, increasing the customers' options from the original Pebble Blue and Marble White colours. In what comes as another major push for this smartphone, Samsung has recently announced the availability of some more colour options such as Spiral Black, Garnet Red, and Embassy Brown.

Celebrating 30 million units sold

Celebrating 30 million units sold

Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the Samsung Galaxy S III:

  • 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with DLNA support
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS,
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.9 MP front facing camera with a resolution of 720p for video chat
  • 16/32/64GB Internal memory, expandable up to 64GB

The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with Android 4.0.4 out of the box and is fuelled by a 2100mAh battery. The S III is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor and sports an 8MP shooter.

We reviewed the S III in detail in our labs and found it to be an above-average smartphone. The S III is excellent when it comes to media playback and benchmarks, and also the battery life. You can read the full review here.
In early September, Samsung had touched the 20 million mark and later had predicted that the handset would touch 30 million units sold before the end of the year. It appears that the brand has hit the mark sooner than expected even though major rival, Apple, has already launched the iPhone 5, the handset that was expected to dent the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

A 64GB version of the handset was slated for launch later this year, and the handset has already appeared on online retail websites such as ePrice. This model is available in the recently announced Sapphire Black version, and is available for purchase for Euro 798.99 (approximately Rs 54,000). However, availability of the 64GB version is in short supply and it will be available in only select regions across the world.

At the rate Samsung is going, it will be only a matter of time before the Galaxy S III hits the 40 million mark.

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