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Samsung Galaxy S sales top 100 million

10:47 PM, Jan 14, 2013   |    comments
The Samsung Galaxy S III.
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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.

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