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Samsung Galaxy S III sales reportedly reach 10 million

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Samsung said last month that it expected to achieve 10 million Galaxy S III sales by the end of July, and according to a report from the Yonhap News Agency, the handset manufacturer has just leaped that hurdle.

Samsung balloon (CC Samsung)
Samsung balloon (CC Samsung)

Samsung said last month that it expected to achieve 10 million Galaxy S III sales by the end of July, and according to a report from the Yonhap News Agency, the handset manufacturer has just cleared that hurdle. The phone's early success was hinted at prior to its release, with reports that Samsung had received 9 million pre-orders worldwide, and now Samsung's mobile head Shin Jong-kyun reportedly says that the phone has sold 10 million devices since it was released on May 29th. While the report doesn't give specific figures, or indicate if the sales benchmark includes handsets obtained by retailers or sold to consumers, it's a remarkable feat nonetheless — one fit for the smartphone manufacturer with the most Olympic panache.