If Apple is worried, it’s with good reason. The Samsung Galaxy S III has surpassed even the companies own expectations, crossing the ten million sales mark two weeks earlier than even Samsung predicted!
CNet reported that Shin Jong-kyun, the president of Samsung’s information technology and mobile communication division, told reporters that the Android-powered smartphone surpassed the 10 million sales mark but did not reveal specific sales figures. “That translates to about 190,000 Galaxy S3 devices sold every day for the past two months”, said the report.
The super light device weighs 133g and is only 8.6 mm thick. It runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and is powered by Samsung’s quad-core microprocessor and has 1GB RAM. The camera is 8 megapixel which matches up to both the iPhone 4S and HTC One X.
In addition to all these features, the Samsung S III has a Siri like voice command program called S Voice.
Meanwhile the battle between the two tech giants has entered its bitterest phase yet, with a court hearing into alleged patent violations been taken up today. The hearings are expected to last for three months over claims of patent infringement from both companies across various iPad, iPhone and Galaxy devices.
Apple first sued Samsung on the basis that it had ‘slavishly copied’ the design of its iPad in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 device, and Samsung counter sued Apple, saying it had infringed on several patents.