Samsung notches more than 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones sold in 100 days

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by digital.l0gic, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. digital.l0gic macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2012
    I'm really surprised that they reached the 20 million mark this fast...Three times faster than the GS2 and 6 times faster than the GS1.

    On a related note, Apparently the GS3 has a cutting edge pressure sensing chip(so cutting edge that the manufacturer is only now releasing info about the chip to the industry) that can sense the minute difference in pressure caused by a person moving between floors in a building.

    I see a new genre of apps taking advantage of this chip in the near future. A main benefactor might be Google's indoor mapping/navigation feature of the Google Maps.

  2. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    The prediction is Apple will sell 10 million iPhone 5s in the first week, so it will be interesting to see how many they get to in 100 days
  3. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Another Report:

    "Samsung Galaxy S III sales surpass 20 million"

    Apples vast sales aside, especially given the strong Apple brand, Samsungs performance with the Galaxy Series is particularly impressive.

    Speaking as one who has owned all three, the Galaxy S, S II and S III, I've enjoyed each & every one of them, and continue to.
  4. rscott4563 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Yeah but don't forget your comparing 'Apples' with 'Oranges', Apple has a monopoly on IOS devices therefore if your in the IOS camp you can only have it via an Apple iPhone purchase. Samsung's GSIII on the other hand is competing not only with IOS & WP7 but also even for those who want an Android fix they are competing with the vast array of alternative Android phones available.

    That is what makes the Samsung figures so incredible...
  5. 725032 Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
    These are amazing figures... There must be some very happy people at Samsung
  6. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    The Xoom has a pressure chip as well, as does the Galaxy Nexus. You can download free barometric viewer apps.

    Such chips have been around for quite a few years. They're very sensitive to pressure changes. They can certainly pick up the fact that someone has just moved ten feet up to anther floor (because of the relative change), although of course that could also simply mean a low pressure area is moving in :)
  7. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Too bad they don't show how many we're returned on that. I had one for 30 days and took it back and got a 4s. Much happier.
  8. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Probably just a new barometer chip. Other Android devices have them too. If anyone here has an S3 search barometer in the play store, download a free barometer app and see if it works.

    My Xoom has a barometer, just to show you how 'not that impressive' it

    Edit: just noticed someone mentioned this already....
  9. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Doubt that happens but it will sell well. I dont see the hype as much for this phone as the others before.
    In anycase, since there are many different new Android phones to choose from year round, selling 20 million of one 1 is pretty damn good. There is only 1 new iPhone coming out per year.
  10. digital.l0gic thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2012
    Thanks for the update guys. I guess my post was misleading. I did not mean to say that the GS3 was the first Android phone with a barometer, but that it seems to be the first one with a new generation of barometer chip which is much more accurate than its predecessors.

  11. THEAnonymous macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2008
    20 million SOLD would take into account returns like yours.
  12. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Actually Samsung counts sales into their distribution channel as sales, so they are not comparing the same numbers that Apple reports. It takes roughly 3m units to fill their distribution channel.

    Apple only reports end user sales.

    I don't think anyone can say where returns go in the Samsung reporting model.
  13. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    I seriously doubt that.

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