Samsung has announced via Flickr that sales of the Samsung Galaxy S series sales have now passed the 100 million mark. That refers to the amount supplied to the distribution channel rather than end user, but that is still an incredible milestone to reach in under three years.
Sales have mainly been driven by the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III, both of which have now sold over 40 million units each. The Samsung Galaxy S II was the handset that really put the Korean manufacturer on the Android map and Samsung is shortly due to release an updated version of the handset, the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is now Samsung’s best selling handset ever, the Samsung Galaxy S also contributed 10 million sales towards the 100m total.
The Samsung Galaxy S III would be regarded as many as the first handset to truly rival the Apple iPhone in the well known battle that is raging between the two manufacturers. Both companies release a new version of their flagship device each year, so it’s likely that Samsung will announce its latest iteration of the Galaxy S within the first half of 2013, as has been the case over the last few years.