Samsung says 200 million Galaxy smartphones sold since 2010
Samsung has sold 200 million Galaxy S smartphones since 2010, the South Korean electronics giant announced at Mobile World Congress on Monday.
JK Shin, the CEO of Samsung, thanked the 200 million customers around the world who have purchased Galaxy S devices, while presenting on stage. This includes the original Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S4, and their Mini variants.
Samsung had originally aimed to sell 200 million smartphones in 2012, banking on the Galaxy S3's success, but reached its milestone at the beginning of 2014. To compare it to its main competitor, Apple has sold 421 million iPhones since 2007, as of November 2013.
In January 2013, Samsung announced the sale of 100 million Galaxy S smartphones, meaning its sold another 100 million in a little over a year. Samsung's dominance in the smartphone space has been rising, as its infiltration into a range of carriers and markets around the world has opened up more customers. For instance, the Galaxy S4 sold 40 million units as of October 2013.
Shin and Co hope the number continues to rise with the release of the Galaxy S5 in April, a handset announced at the trade show Monday as well. The Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Full HD display, 16-megapixel camera, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner.