Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones

Galaxy S 100 millionIf you’re a smartphone fan, you’ll know Samsung’s Galaxy S range of devices has risen in popularity over the past few years, culminating in the best selling Galaxy S3, launched during May last year. Well, Samsung wants you to know exactly how popular its Galaxy S phones really are, and has announced it has now sold more than 100 million of them.

The first Galaxy S phone hit the scene in May 2010 and was moderately successful, however it was the Galaxy S2 which arrived a year later that really captured people’s attention. Samsung has even capitalised on the S2’s huge following by bringing out the new Galaxy S2 Plus, which gives the aging phone a new lease of life.

While the S2 may have started Samsung on its way to smartphone super stardom, it was the Galaxy S3 that cemented its reputation as the Android manufacturer of choice. Released last year, it has gone on to sell more than 40 million in just seven months, a figure which the Galaxy S2 – released a year beforehand – has only just reached itself.

The news comes as the world awaits the announcement of the Galaxy S4, which if it follows the same pattern as previous Galaxy S phones, will come along in May. We don’t know anything solid about the phone just yet, but early rumours suggest it will have a 4.99-inch screen with a 1080p resolution.

Will the S4 be able to match and beat the S3’s popularity? We’ll find out later this year.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars