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Samsung forecasts 30 million Galaxy S III sales and 20 million for Galaxy Note II

News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday September 12, 2012.

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Samsung believes that its Galaxy S III has yet to peak. Though Samsung has already sold more than 20 million units of the Galaxy S III, the Korean manufacturer estimates that it could sell an additional 10 million before the end of 2012. The Galaxy S III has averaged 200,000 sales per day since it launched this summer. Samsung could sell 18 million phones by the end of the year if that rate were to continue, but competition from the impending launch of the next iPhone is likely the cause for the more conservative estimate of 10 million.

JK Shin, head of Samsung's mobile unit, is more aggressive in estimates for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Shin told Yonhap that the Note II will likely "more than double" the sales of the original Note, which sold 10 million units globally. The phone is scheduled for an October release, but Shin's estimates are for cumulative sales, not what he expects the device to sell by the end of the year. My first impressions of the Galaxy Note II were favorable after my hands-on time with the device, but it's hard to believe that 20 million people will embrace a phone with a 5.5-inch screen. Then again, no one expected 10 million people to buy the original Galaxy Note, which had a 5.3-inch screen.

source: Yonhap

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