By Anton D. Nagy | May 18, 2012 1:48 AM
There was absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind — that’s anyone who is reasonable and follows the industry — that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be a huge hit. It was, after all, the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year so far! Just how successful it will be on a short-, mid-, and long-term is anyone’s guess but the initial numbers looks promising, if the Korea Economic Daily report is to be believed.
It appears that around nine million units of the Galaxy S II refresh have been pre-ordered from more than 100 global carriers (not to be confused with customer pre-orders). The report also quotes an unnamed Samsung official who claims knowledge of production details; according to the person the factory in South Korea is running at full steam producing five million Galaxy S III units per month. Samsung didn’t officially comment on the matter but it will be interesting to see quarterly numbers just to see how much the fresh device will boost Samsung in the mobile game.
The Galaxy S III should be available internationally starting May 30 — with some lucky folks in the U.K. getting it on May 29.