Galaxy S III smartphones are displayed at a launch event in Seoul. (Seong Joon Cho / Bloomberg )
Just as it predicted last month, Samsung has shipped 10 million units of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S III.
"It appears that [accumulated sales have] exceeded 10 million units," said JK Shin, mobile chief of the South Korean company, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Samsung said it expected the Galaxy S III to reach the 10-million mark in late June, about a month after the phone released first in Europe and the Middle East.
Since then, the phone has been making its debut in other parts of the world.
The Galaxy S III landed in the U.S. around mid-June through T-Mobile and Sprint, and then completed its release on the four major U.S. networks when it began selling through Verizon and AT&T earlier this month.
The phone's next big date is set for July 29, when a red version of the Galaxy S III is scheduled to launch exclusively through AT&T.
For the most part, the 4.8-inch-screen phone, which runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, sells for about $200 for a 16 GB version and $250 for 32 GB, both with a two-year contract.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to surpass its predecessors in sales. InformationWeek says 20 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S sold in 2010 and 30 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S II sold last year.
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