Samsung Galaxy S smartphones have sold over 100 million units since the first version sold in May 2010, Samsung reported yesterday.
The site indicates that 30 million Galaxy S III devices were sold in five months, and rose to 40 million sold at seven months. Average daily sales are 190,000 units.
It took the Galaxy S II a total of 20 months to hit 40 million units. With those sales, the Galaxy S Series is the most successful smartphone line for Samsung.
The success of the Galaxy S III has helped Samsung reach the top spot globally in cellphone sales and has boosted the prominence of the Android mobile operating system among several carriers, according to analysts. For all of 2012, Android smartphone share globally was 65%, followed by Apple's iOS at 21%, according to research firm IDC.
Speculation is rising that Samsung will announce a Galaxy S 4 smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February. Shipping could start in May, a full year after the launch of the S III.
Various sources have indicated the Galaxy S 4 will have a 5-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution, Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa processor and a 13-megapixel camera. The phone would run either Android's Jelly Bean or the the next-generation Android OS, known as Key Lime Pie.
In a CES keynote by Samsung Electronics president Stephen Wo, the Octa was described as having two sets of four processing cores each. Demonstrations of a reference design tablet showed it running a 3D video game while also processing various tasks.
The Octa chip will compete against Nvidia's Tegra 4 chip and Qualcomm's 800 series processors. Octa will offer a 70% power savings, Woo said. He described it as having four Cortex A15 cores for running video and four Cortex A7 cores for lower-power tasks like texting.
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