A blog post on the Samsung website said they've sold over 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones in the product's first 100 days on the market. That gives the company a big leg up on competition, having released the phone before competitors' new models.
This news come but one week after the Samsung Galaxy S III, powered by Google's operating system, was added by Apple to a list of some 17 products they say Samsung has copied elements of from them. The 'copycat' lawsuit has been launched by Apple in a U.S. District Court in California. Samsung has denied it and did not allow their achievement in sales to be hampered by the impending court showdown with their rival.
“The Galaxy S III has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” the head of Samsung's IT and mobile communications division, JT Shin said in a statement. “We'll never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies to help users live a life extraordinary.”
Eweek.com reports "Canaccord Genuity analysts that found Galaxy S III was the top-selling phone at Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile in August." The phone has toppled Apple's iPhone 4S from its top sales spot where it had been since its arrival in the Fall of 2011.
Samsung released the Galaxy S III three months ahead of new phones coming from Apple (the iPhone5), Nokia and Motorola.