Samsung sells 3 million U.S. Galaxy S smartphones

U.S. Galaxy S smartphone sells more than 3 million
U.S. Galaxy S smartphone sells more than 3 million

Samsung had a monster quarter with more than 71 million phone shipped and it looks like it is gaining traction in the U.S. market because it has sold more than 3 million Galaxy S smartphones in the United States alone.

Unlike Apple and its exclusive iPhone 4, Samsung took a shotgun approach and brought its Galaxy S smartphones to six major U.S. carriers. AT&T received the Captivate, Sprint got the Epic 4G, T-Mobile received the Vibrant, Verizon got the Fascinate, U.S. Cellular got the Mesmerize and Cellular South got the plain Galaxy S.

While there were some minor differences between the variants, all the Galaxy S smartphones had Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0, a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, and a 5-megapixel camera that can record video in 720p HD quality. The Epic 4G stands out a bit from the crowd because it has a full QWERTY keyboard, front-facing camera and access to Sprint’s next-generation mobile data network.

The company is also continuing its shotgun approach with its upcoming Android-powered Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch tablet will come to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon for various price tags and it will also be available at Best Buy in a WiFi-only variant.

The relationship with the carriers is a big factor in moving units in the United States, as I know Verizon was pushing the heck out of the Fascinate – it was offered as buy-one-get-one-free and in various other promotions.

The next Galaxy S smartphone to land in the United States will be the Continuum for Verizon. This Android-powered handset will be similar to the other devices but it sports a 1.8-inch additional screen under the main display and this will be used as a ticker to get ambient information at a glance.

Can Samsung keep up the hot streak next year? We’ll have to see what the next generation of Galaxy devices have in store.

[Via Reuters]

  • annoyed

    If only they can get the battery to last – seems like the same problem with their blackjack!
    Also, please release the latest Android!

  • Mike

    Very frustrated with my Captivate because of the flaky GPS performance. The OTA update did not improve its performance. Other than that the phone is very nice with a GREAT display.

  • Hope

    When will AT&T be taking on the Samsung Galaxy Android?

  • Anonymous

    The Galaxy S is quite possibly Samsung’s best phone ever, i have wait the white one for a long time, the Galaxy S runs Android 2.1, i will have access to thousands of apps, many of which are free and rival the apps for the iPhone.The Galaxy S has a 5 megapixel camera with touch autofocus and can also record HD video at 720p resolution which is very suit for watch movie(add the Aneesoft video converter will be better) .the battery life. Not only does it have a larger 1500 mAh battery, but the Super AMOLED screen is considerably more energy efficient than a conventional display.

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