Samsung Galaxy S3 hits 30m sales worldwide

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has hit another milestone: 30 million sales worldwide, The Verge reports.

Samsung Poland made the announcement via its Twitter and Facebook pages. This comes just two months after the Korean giant announced the S3 had sold 20 million units in its first 100 days, and less than six months since the handset went on sale. Not bad going at all.

But the S3 isn’t the only Samsung device to be flying off the shelves of late. This week Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 2 has already hit 3 million sales, just weeks after going on sale. That’s equal to Google’s Nexus 7. Though this figure is for how many Note 2s Samsung has sold to retailers, rather than to customers. But still, it’s impressive nonetheless.

There’s no word on whether the Galaxy S3’s figure of 30 million is actual sales to customers, or to retailers to flog on. I’ll update you if I hear anything.

Samsung is sitting pretty atop the Android tree right now, but that could all change with the release of the Nexus 4, LG’s latest Google-powered blower. It packs in impressive specs — as well as Android 4.2 — for a price that you’ll have to see to believe. There’s a 4.7-inch display and 8-megapixel camera, yet it costs just £239. That’s hundreds of pounds less than a brand new Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5. Which could make all the difference, in these belt-tightening times.

Expect more Nexus-branded devices on the way, too, as Google is looking to expand its portfolio of devices. Anyone can make a device and call it a Nexus, as long as they meet Google’s minimum spec requirements.

What do you think of the S3? Will the Nexus 4 give it a run for its money? Let me know in the comments.

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