Samsung Mobiles, the worlds largest mobile phone maker announced that the cumulative sales figures of its “Galaxy” branded Android powered smartphones have crossed 100 million units. Ever since the first generation Galaxy S branded handset made its debut back in 2010, they have been a runaway success with each successive version breaking sales records of the previous years models.
The original Galaxy S model which saw a global launch back in June 2010 sold an estimated 24 million units. In the first seven months of its launch its saw sales figures cross an astonishing 19 million units. To no ones surprise, Samsung followed that model with the even more popular Galaxy S II which was released back in April 2011. It bettered the record held by its elder brother by some margin. This model sold a staggering 40 million units of which 10 million were sold in just the first five months after its launch.
When everyone thought that the record of the mighty Galaxy S II cannot be bettered, Samsung followed it up with the Galaxy S III which reached the 20 million global sales figure in just 100 days. The Galaxy S III has already crossed 40 million in sales and is expected to shatter many records – and we are starting to hear rumors about a possible successor to the S III already.
It was just last year that Samsung usurped the throne of being the worlds largest mobile maker from Nokia – the Finnish giant which had held on to the crown for over 14 years. The South Korean electronics major has also managed to widen its lead over arch-rival Apple with which it is not sharing a very cordial relationship of late.