Samsung certainly knew they were onto a winner with the Galaxy platform, and 50 million unit sales in roughly three years are a testament to that.
The Koren Smartphone maker has quoted it has now surpassed its target of 50 million sales of all Galaxy devices.
The largest driver of these sales has been the flagship devices with the original Galaxy scoring over 24 million in two years, whilst its successor, the Galaxy SII notched up 28 million in just 13 months!
Samsung’s genre setting Phablet, the Note, also did well accounting for some 7 million units in 8 months, and its still gaining popularity and releasing in some markets!
Slightly disappointing is that Samsung did not release numbers for its entry and mid sector Galaxy devices, however if we fill in the gaps with the numbers, we can work out these have sold quite well also.
We will need to revise these figures sometime soon though, as the latest King on the block, the Galaxy SIII has only just launced with pre-orders over 9 million units.
Samsung certainly have some celebrating to do!
If you are heading through Dubai to or from Europe or perhaps have a relative posted over there, ask them to drop by Dubai Mall and pick you up a brand new Samsung Galaxy SIII right now!
Yes, that’s correct, Dubai retailers have put stock of the World’s most pre-ordered Superphone out on shelves a full week ahead of the global release date.
Website theverge, were sent full retail snapshots of the Samsung Superphone out for sale in full retail kit.
We can see from the above shot that the retail pack contains the usual suspects, USB charger adaptor, battery, USB cable and headphones with ear plugs. Oh and the ever gorgeous Galaxy SIII of course.
The reporter noted the phone was on sale for approximately USD$680, which is quite a bit under the average RRP of $799, however once you add the airfare to Dubai it will soon get pretty expensive!
However, if you just can’t wait, best you get yourself over to Dubai Mall (in your Ferrari 458 no less), and pick one up. Get one for us too!
If you were a little underwhelmed at the technical and hardware specifications of the newly announced Samsung Galaxy SIII, then you really should take a look at the Samsung Global Site and check out the full feature list.
Don’t have time? Here’s a rundown.
Direct Call: When texting a friend how often do you think to call them, only to go back to contacts and search for them to call? With Galaxy SIII, simply raise the phone to you ear with the message on screen and it will call them for you!
Smart Alert: Been away from your phone for a while and missed some calls or messages? Upon returning to your phone, Galaxy SIII will give you a slight nudge to remind you to look at it.
Social Tag: Your new Galaxy will remember your friends faces in photos and auto recognise them, even reading out to you their current Social Status and allow you to contact them straight from the photo.
S Voice: Samsung’s Siri, need we say more.
S Beam: Tap two Galaxy SIII’s back to back to share files.
Allshare Cast: Shipping with a WiDi dongle that plugs into your TV, play games, movies and view other items directly on your TV screen, with no cords!
Buddy Share: Open a photo, wait for Galaxy to recognise your friends, then share instantly.
Allshare Play: Access all of your files on your phone, remotely, from anywhere.
Best Photo: Turn your camera to Burst mode, it will snap off 20 photos in a row and select the best one for you!
Popup Play: Watching a movie and a txt comes in? Don’t want to miss a minute of the action? No worries, with popup play, your movie will continue to play whereever you go on your phone, when finished, the movie resumes full screen.
Now that’s clever!
Announced today along with the phone are some pretty clever accessories.
None the less, a Wireless Charging dock!
Details are a little hard to come by at the moment, but we do know the Samsung Galaxy SIII will feature the wireless charging dock it was rumoured to release with.
Pebble MP3 Player
Going out for a jog and don’t want to take your expensive handset? No worries, plug your Pebble MP3 player in to your phone and it will auto download all of your favourite tunes to take out on the road with you.
This is a HDMI to WiDi dongle that will plug into the back of your shiny big screen TV and allow fully compliant wireless streaming to the big screen for all your gaming and movie needs!
To summaries, the smarts might not have been in the hardware as everyone was expecting, but certainly Samsung are proving they are definate World Leaders on the software front.
Apple, over to you.
Well there certainly is a lot of “leaked” information coming out on the interwebs regarding the Galaxy S III.
Samsung is a little like Apple in that regards.
However a German Blog has released pictures from Samsung’s Ad Agency Weber Shandwick, and claim these to be the final Marketing shots of the Quad Core Super Phone.
The Blog also goes on to suggest a May 22 release date, which could explain all these recent leaks, and hype up in activity.
We can see from the shots that the sleek unibody and slender design we have seen in graphical renders recently, appear to be true.
This really is going to be one amazing piece of technology from Samsung, who have never disappointed with the Galaxy range since release.
Looking a little closer seems to reveal a dedicated camera button, as well as two speakers for stereo sound. One on the bottom of the phone and one at the very top.
It also appears once and for all that there will still be a hardware button and not the Galaxy Nexus ICS style digital keys. For sure there will still be two capacitive touch buttons besides the central hardware button.
We have here a Photoshopped Black edition based on the above pics.
One thing’s for sure, we are on the edges of our seats every day from here on in Samsung!