Samsung Sold Out 3 Million Galaxy S Devices in US
Samsung’s first Android-based smartphone Galaxy S brought a revolution in smartphone industry. It was launched in March 2010 and made available via all major carriers including T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint, further in added smaller operators, such as U.S. Cellular and Cellular South. Now the company is happily announcing the success of Galaxy S by selling out more than 3 million devices in United States alone. The company is appreciating the US market for helping them become the leading smartphone provider in the industry.
Lee Young-hee, head of marketing at Samsung’s mobile division, told Yonhap News in an written interview.
We were able to achieve 1 million global sales as initial supplies ran out quickly around the world after the Galaxy Tab’s launch
Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile said in a statement –
I want to personally thank everyone who selected a Galaxy S smartphone as their mobile handset of choice. Neither of these wonderful accomplishments would have been possible without the loyalty and support of our customers.
The Galaxy S portfolio has played a significant role in Samsung’s success in 2010 and we are extremely excited to show you what products, services and innovations we have in store for the U.S. market in 2011.
Samsung Galaxy S features a 1 GHz “Hummingbird” processor along with 8–16 GB internal Flash memory, a 4-inch 480×800 pixel Super AMOLED (PenTile) capacitive touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera and (on select models) a VGA front-facing camera. The base version of the phone, the GT-I9000, was quickly followed by variant models for the US carriers, including the Epic 4G, Vibrant, Captivate, and Fascinate.
The Samsung Galaxy S has a PowerVR graphics processor yielding 90 million triangles per second, making it the fastest graphics processing unit in any Android phone to date. It was the first Android phone to be certified for DivX HD, and at 9.9 mm it was the thinnest Android phone during release.
As of October 2010 Samsung had sold over 5 million Galaxy S phones globally. The Galaxy S was named the European Smartphone of the Year at the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards 2010-2011.