Samsung ships over one million Galaxy S phones in the U.S.Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Samsung's Galaxy S variants have only hit two of the five carriers that are planned to get the phone, but Samsung announced today that the Galaxy S has already hit quite a milestone. After being released on AT&T and T-Mobile, Samsung Mobile has declared that they have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. since July 15th. Sprint will be launching their Galaxy S variant, the Epic 4G, on August 31st, while Verizon is expected to begin selling the Fascinate on September 9th. Finally, both U.S. Cellular and Cellular South will be releasing their own Galaxy S models this fall, with U.S. Cellular's expected to hit in October. Check out the full press release below.
Considering that Samsung has a model of the Galaxy S launching on five different carriers, I don't think it's terribly surprising that they were able to ship one million handsets. What is unexpected, though, is how quickly they were able to do it. Since the Galaxy S is only available on two carriers right now, this announcement is a testament to the popularity of the Captivate on AT&T and the Vibrant on T-Mobile. Something that is sure to increase their popularity even further is the fact that Samsung has said that all of its Galaxy S variants will be upgradeable to Android 2.2. So, owners of a Galaxy S device, how are you liking your shiny new handset?
SAMSUNG MOBILE SHIPS ONE MILLION GALAXY S DEVICES IN THE U.S. MARKET
Android 2.1-powered smart phones available at AT&T and T-Mobile and coming soon to Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South
DALLAS, August 30, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that it has shipped one million of its Android™ 2.1-powered Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile began shipping the Galaxy S portfolio2 on July 15, which are currently available with AT&T and T-Mobile. Galaxy S devices will also be available with Sprint on August 31 and will be available with Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South this fall.
Samsung Mobile has packed cutting-edge technology into its Galaxy S portfolio, including features such as a stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor and a multitude of entertainment, messaging and social networking capabilities. In addition, all Samsung Galaxy S devices will be upgradable to Android 2.2 in the future.
“Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S line up and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional Galaxy S milestones in the future.”
The roll out of Samsung’s Galaxy S portfolio has been supported by a multi-tiered print, online, cinema and television advertising campaign, including major networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and MTV and in cinemas such as AMC, Cinemark and Regal. Samsung Galaxy S was also a sponsor of X Games 16, which was held in downtown Los Angeles from July 29 to August 1. From September 30 to October 3, the Samsung Galaxy S lineup will be showcased at the World Cyber Games Grand Final in Los Angeles.
In addition, Samsung Mobile has executed a comprehensive Galaxy S social media campaign, which included a Facebook promotion and daily content sharing on Samsung Mobile’s social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube™. As additional Galaxy S devices become available, Samsung Mobile will continue to distribute key digital and video assets to sustain awareness of the Galaxy S.
For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy S portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxys.