Samsung said two months ago that it expects to sell 10 million Galaxy S Android phones in 2010, and now it looks like the company is set to reach that goal. The Korean phone manufacturer announced earlier this week that it has sold 9.3 million Galaxy S phones worldwide and that it will likely hit 10 million by the end of the month.
Hitting that key sales number would make the Galaxy S the first Android phone to reach 10 million sales worldwide. Of course, Samsung is cheating a bit — the Galaxy S is actually a family of Android phones built around the same basic specifications. For the most part, there are only minor differences between the Galaxy S family members — although the Epic 4G on Sprint is an exception with its slide-out keyboard and front-facing camera.
Samsung also announced that it has sold 2 million Galaxy S phones in Korea since it was released in late June — making it the first smartphone in Korea to reach that benchmark. The Galaxy S even surpassed Apple’s iPhone, which has sold 1.8 million units since it debuted in Korea in November 2009.
Samsung’s success is to be expected — the Galaxy S phones are among the best Android options right now. They’re so good that Google ended up using the phones as the basis for the Nexus S, which features the same 4-inch Super AMOLED display and 1-gigahertz Samsung Hummingbird processor.
Via Information Week
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