Samsung sells 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones since launch
SEOUL (AFP) - Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that global sales of its new Galaxy S III smartphone had topped 20 million since its launch in late May, amid legal battles with Apple over alleged patent infringements.
Six million units have been sold in Europe since it hit stores a little over three months ago, followed by 4.5 million in Asia and four million in North America, the South Korean tech giant said in a statement.
"Galaxy S III ... is being sold three times faster than the previous Galaxy S II and six times faster than the first version of Galaxy S," the statement said.
The third version of the Galaxy S series offers face-recognition technology and improved voice-activated controls as well as a more powerful processor that lets users watch video and write emails simultaneously.