In the span of just a few days, Samsung has already received nine million pre-orders for its new smartphone, the Galaxy S3, according to an article in Korea Economic Daily published Friday. Currently about a hundred carriers around the world, including T-Mobile and AT&T in the US and Vodafone in the UK are offering preorders for the phone. Its official release is scheduled for May 29.
According to Korea Economic Daily, the factory in charge of the production of the Galaxy S3 is working to its maximum capacity, finishing 5 million units per month. Samsung did not wish to comment on these figures, noted the Korean daily.
The Galaxy S2, the brand's current flagship smartphone, has sold more than 20 million units since its release a year ago. Its succesor, which is bigger (4.8 inch display), more powerful (1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quadprocessor,) and more intelligent (responding to fingers, voice and eye-tracking), is in a good position to smash that figure.