The Samsung Galaxy S III.
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY
Fresh off its appearance at last week's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung's line of Galaxy S smartphones crossed a major sales milestone.
Revealed through an image posted on its official Flickr account, Samsung announced they have sold 100 million Galaxy S devices worldwide since its debut in 2010.
The electronics maker's most recent device, the Galaxy S III, has been a huge hit. Since launching seven months ago, the smartphone topped 40 million in global sales. By comparison, the preceding Galaxy S II reached the 40 million mark in 20 months.
Since the launch of the Galaxy S series in 2010, Samsung has established itself as the primary competitor to iPhone developer Apple, whose shares have dipped after reports that demand for the iPhone 5 is waning.
Also generating buzz for Samsung: the company's Galaxy Note "phablets," smartphones that are just below the size of a standard tablet. In November, Samsung revealed it sold 5 million units of its Galaxy Note II worldwide.