By Jonathan Charles | Sep 15, 2012 12:18 PM EDT
Samsung announced earlier in the year that its Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone shipped ten million units in even less time than the Samsung Galaxy S2. The S2 sold 20 million units, but its successor is on course to ship 30 million devices.
IT and mobile head of Samsung Shin Jong-kyun announced the news to reporters in Seoul this week. It took 100 days for the Samsung Galaxy to sell 20 million phones following the May 29 debut on the back of record pre-orders.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the company's flagship phone, combining cutting-edge hardware and software. The device received praise for features like the ability to take eight photos in quick succession and choose the 'best' along with the solid, if uninspiring, hardware. Later, cracks appeared near the battery compartment.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is also set to reach 10 million orders. The phone-tablet hybrid sports a 5.5-inch form factor and allows owners to use a stylus; its successor was announced last month. Consumers may not see the need for a five-inch device considering it is approaching tablet territory, especially with the introducing of seven-inch tablets like the Google Nexus 7.
Samsung also announced at the event the Galaxy S3 and S2 are to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. The S2 launched with 2011's Ice Cream Sandwich, and rumors earlier in the year suggested that it would get the Jelly Bean update, though seemed less certain to the device's weaker hardware compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3. The recent announcements conflicts announcements to the contrary made by Sony, citing hardware issues.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 launches later this year. Samsung is rumored to be building a suite of Galaxy devices to combat Apple.
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