20 Million Samsung Galaxy S III Devices Sold In First 100 Days

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S III has become their most successful smartphone, surpassing 20 million units sold in just 100 days. I can’t say I’m surprised, it’s an excellent device. Samsung did a brilliant job (minus TouchWiz) and makes it quite obvious as to why they are the leading manufacturer of Android devices.

I fully expect Samsung to continue having success on the Android front and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them make another Nexus device. It’s no coincidence that the only manufacturer pushing out Nexus smartphones is also leading in market share, along with profit. Let that be a wake up call to all you other OEMs: start making vanilla Android devices!

Whether or not vanilla Android devices sell isn’t the point, it’s the respect earned from having a Nexus device that matters. HTC lost that after the Nexus One and now look at them.

Kudos Samsung, keep up the good work.

Full Press Release below:

Samsung GALAXY S III Reaches 20 Million Sales Milestone in Record Time

Ergonomic design, user-friendly features, and the latest technologies drive record-breaking success for Samsung’s flagship smartphone

SEOUL, Korea—September 6, 2012—Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the GALAXY S III smartphone has achieved 20 million unit sales in just 100 days since its debut in May 2012. As Samsung’s most successful smartphone to date, the GALAXY S III has set a new record, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors.

Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a revolutionary smartphone that delivers a uniquely personalized and intuitive user experience. It includes a generous 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display for a stunning viewing experience, and a variety of powerful camera features that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung GALAXY S III uses intelligent software that responds interactively to your face, gestures and voice. It also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways, including Smart Stay, S Beam and AllShare Cast.

“The GALAXY S III has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to customers who have chosen the GALAXY S III. We will never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies to help users live a life extraordinary.”

Following the successful launch of the GALAXY S III, the stylish device will be available in a variety of colors; *Amber Brown, *Garnet Red, *Sapphire Black and *Titanium Gray in addition to Pebble Blue and Marble White.

* Availability of colors will vary depending on the country and carrier/retailer.