We know that the Galaxy S3 is a really great phone and with the sales records being reported, it continues to prove itself as being a great competitor. Even the great ads from Samsung to put down all those waiting in line for the iPhone were great and showed better features. These are the things that we know. And now, it is being shown just how great this phone is based on sales numbers from the 3rd quarter when it was competing against the iPhone 4S. And those numbers are showing that it beat up on the iPhone 4S pretty well. And enough so to take the top spot in sales.
And this was not just in the US, but around the world to get the top spot. The Galaxy S3 is now the best selling smart phone in the world for the 3rd quarter. And that is a great accomplishment for the company by outselling the iPhone 4S. The most recent quarterly earnings showed just how popular the Galaxy S3 is by selling over 30 million handsets since it launched in May this year at the Olympics.
We know that the Galaxy S3 had sales gains when Apple announced the iPhone 5 and again during the week of the launch. It seems that all the focus on the lawsuit between Samsung and Apple provided sales benefits to the Galaxy S3 and we are not complaining about the sales gains.
While Apple may take the title back from Samsung in the 4th quarter with the iPhone 5, Samsung has now proven that the Galaxy S3 is the first true competitor against the iPhone. And they beat Apple in sales which is not an easy task to accomplish. The Galaxy S3 will continue to go up against Apple with resulting excellent sales and market share.