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After crossing the 20 million global sales mark with its Galaxy S3 smartphone (review) during September 2012, Samsung has now surpassed the 100 million worldwide sales mark for its Galaxy S range of smartphones.

Samsung Electronics has revealed that it has accumulated more than 100 million units of sales for its flagship Android-powered Galaxy S range from the supply side in just two years and seven months, following its launch in May 2010.

The Korean tech giant stated that the driving force behind these sales is the S3, which is now selling at a much quicker rate after becoming a million seller just 50 days after its release last year in May. It has gone on to cross the 30 million sales mark in five months and 40 million milestone in seven months after its release. This smartphone was also the best-selling smartphone of Q3 2012, relegating Apple’s iPhone 4S (review) to second place.

Currently, the S3 averages daily sales of 190 000 units. Its predecessor - the Galaxy S II (review) is also still gaining ground as a steady seller, crossing the 40 million mark 20 months after its release.

In other mobile industry related news, Nokia recently provided preliminary info on certain aspects of its Q4 2012 financial performance and initial data concerning its outlook for Q1 2013. The Finnish firm sold 79.6 million mobile phones including 9.3 million Asha full touch feature phones and 6.6 million smartphones.

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