Sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone have reached 20 million units just 100 days after the device was first launched, making it the company’s fastest selling smartphone to date.
“The Galaxy S3 has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” said president and head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung, JK Shin.
Samsung is adding a number of new colours to the S3 range in addition to the current Pebble Blue and Marble White. The new colours are Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey.
The flagship device runs Android 4.0 and has a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED screen – 22 percent bigger than the S2 it replaces – as well as the S Voice speech recognition technology, face detection and an 8-megapixel camera.
Apple recently targeted the Galaxy S3 and three other models in a follow-up to its successful US intellectual property action against Samsung which ruled that the South Korean company must pay the iPhone maker US$1.05 billion in damages for infringing design patents. A sales ban on eight Samsung devices is also being sought by Apple.
Meanwhile, Reuters reports that South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission is looking into complaints made by Apple that accuse Samsung of abusing its dominant position in the wireless technology market.