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Samsung moves over 10M Galaxy S III phones in under 2 months

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Samsung has sold more than 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones in less than two months, Samsung mobile president J.K. Shin told press today. The strong sales are a sign that Samsung will continue to dominate the conversation around Android-based phones.

The company predicted in June that sales would reach the 10 million mark in July. Comparatively, the company’s Galaxy S II smartphone took five months to reach the same milestone.

In our Galaxy S III review, VentureBeat’s Devindra Hardawar called the phone Samsung’s “first no-compromise device that will make iPhone users jealous.” The device features a monster 4.8-inch screen with 720p resolution, an 8-megapixel camera, and 1.9-megapixel front camera. It weighs 4.7 ounces and measures 8.6 millimeters thin.

Helping with the phone’s success are the hundreds of carriers around the world selling the device. By the end of July, the device will be on sale from 296 carriers in 145 countries. In the U.S. alone, the Galaxy S III is available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and U.S. Cellular.

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Galaxy S III photo: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat