Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Top 10 Million
A Samsung executive says more than 10 million units of the company's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, have been sold.Technology giant Samsungs flagship entry into the ultra-competitive smartphone market is off to a rousing start, clearing the 10 million mark in units sold just two months after the handset debuted, the president of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division Shin Jong-kyun revealed, according to the Yonhap news agency. He did not give an exact sales figure, but the numbers best the rate of success for the smartphone's predecessor, the Galaxy S II, which took five months to reach the same milestone. The Samsung Galaxy S III is available to Verizon, T-Mobile and, most recently, to U.S. Cellular customers. The handset features a large 4.8-inch display, is 8.6mm thin, weighs 4.7 ounces, runs the latest version of Googles Android 4.0 operating system, and boasts a quad-core processor that enables a user to do things like shrink a video andtaking advantage of that tremendous screenlet it play up in the corner, while browsing the Web or using other apps.
The Galaxy S III also has the distinction of housing six sensors that help keep it attuned to a user. For example, a feature called Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to watch a user and, understanding when the display is being read, not let the screen go dark after a certain time. Other features include the S Voice tool, which allows the handset to respond to user's commands, such as to take a photo, answer a call or send a text message, and a feature called S Beam, which uses near-field communication (NFC) technology to sync data on devices by touching Galaxy S III phones together.