Models display a Samsung Galaxy S III, the latest smartphone in the company's Galaxy lineups. Samsung said the phone, that has emerged as the biggest competitor to the iPhone, will go on sale in 145 countries with 296 phone companies, making it the company's biggest launch so far. Photo: AP/Dita Alangkara
Samsung’s new Galaxy S3 has now become the UK’s most popular handset based on live searches and sales, according to a survey.
According to the uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker, more Britons are looking online for Galaxy S3 than any other device.
Last month, the iPhone 4S replaced the previous model, the Galaxy S2, but the S3 pushed it down to second place on its first appearance in the online chart, The Telegraph reports.
Apple’s iPhone 4S is at two, while the iPhone 4 is at seven.
HTC’s One Series handsets now feature three times in the top ten, while Sony retains just one phone on the list, with its Xperia S at number ten.
Ernest Doku, technology expert at uSwitch.com, said that ‘the S3 is living up to expectations.’
“But what is interesting this month is the arrival of the HTC One series as a major player in the smartphone market alongside Apple and Samsung,” Doku added.