Galaxy S III sales to hit 10 million next month
In this photo released by Samsung Electronics Co., models pose with Samsung Electronics' newest smartphone Galaxy S III during its world tour in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Samsung Electronics, the world's top mobile phone maker, said Monday it expects global sales of the latest Galaxy smartphone to surpass 10 million in July even as it struggles to keep up with demand because of component shortages. (AP/Samsung Electronics)
Samsung Electronics Co. expects worldwide sales of the latest Galaxy smartphone to surpass 10 million in July.
Samsung's mobile business president Shin Jong-kyun said on Monday that the Galaxy S III will reach the milestone two months after its launch.
The estimate reflects robust demands from mobile operators. Unlike Apple Inc., Samsung does not disclose sales figures to consumers.
The Korean company says the S III will be released by nearly 300 mobile carriers around the world by the end of July.
Samsung overtook Nokia as the world's biggest mobile-phone maker in 2011 and competes with Apple for the top smartphone maker position. It aims to double its smartphone sales this year to nearly 200 million phones.