Even since before the Samsung Galaxy S3 was revealed a month ago at the Samsung Unpacked event, I was willing to bet that the S3 will become one of the most successful Android smartphones to go into production. Although my prophecy is yet to be fulfilled (give it a few months, will you?), the newest member of the Galaxy S line is already beginning to break localized sales records.
This probably comes as no surprise to some of our regular readers, but although the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S3 has been officially launched in the UK (as well as several other markets) just 24 hours ago, UK phone retailer Phones 4U confirms that the Galaxy S3 is already their best selling smartphone for 2012. Granted, these record sales also factor in the huge number of pre-orders, and with the S3 being Phone 4U’s most pre-ordered smartphone ever, record sales were definitely expected.
According to Phones 4U officials, their success in selling the Galaxy S3 is not entirely due to the huge media campaign that surrounds the Samsung Galaxy S3 (that all retailers take advantage of). Phone 4U’s unique Just Update My Phone (JUMP) contracts were also a decisive factor in drawing in more customers, according to the retailer. The JUMP contracts allows Orange and Vodafone customers to upgrade to the latest smartphones once every six months.
“A high proportion of the sales made were via JUMP, with new customers starting up contracts and pre-existing JUMP customers also coming in store to take advantage of the flexible upgrade and get their hands on the Galaxy S3,” explained Scott Hooton, Commercial Officer at Phones 4U.
This is only the first report about the record breaking Samsung Galaxy S3 sales, but it does seem wise to expect a lot more similar reports to roll in over the next few months.
What are your opinions on this? Do you think there is any chance that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will not become the best selling Android smartphone ever? Let us know why in the comment section below!