Aug 30 AT 11:21 AM Nick Gray 8 Comments

Samsung ships 1 million Galaxy S phones in the U.S.

For a while, we’ve been wondering how successful the launches of the Samsung Vibrant and Captivate have been.  Samsung has finally given the press an update on their numbers, announcing that they have shipped 1 million Galaxy S phones in the U.S. market.  Now, we don’t want to get picky, but “shipped” is technically not the same as “sold” but it’s always nice to see that 1 million number pop up, especially since the Samsung Captivate and Vibrant have only been on the market for six weeks.

With the launch of the Samsung Fascinate and Epic 4G right around the corner, we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung sends out another press release by the middle of October, announcing that they have reached the 2 million mile marker.

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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), 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 portfolio 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, YouTubeâ„¢. 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.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Daniel

    1 million shipped in roughly 42 days? At this pace, it might very well surpass the first iPhone and the first Droid. Not a world record, but still not something you hear every day. Very few phones ever sold this fast, so this is definitely great news.

  • Prince77

    Shipped is not the same as sold. you can’t tell me that 1 million people in the US had their phone shipped to them after it was purchased. They just threw that out there to get everyone of the other phones. If that is the case then let’s see how many phones HTC has shipped in the past month in a half after their phones first were released. To me shipped could mean shipped to stores to be sold. Samsung is trying to be slick, but come on let’s see the number’s on how many have been sold before we see how many have been shipped.

    • Nick Gray

      Exactly, but we need to keep in mind that T-Mobile and At&t are most likely on their 2nd or 3rd shipment of handsets. Carriers typically only stock large quantities of handsets for handset launches. It’s probably safe to assume that At&t and T-Mobile have sold nearly 80% of the units that have ordered.

  • http://Website DROID Sam

    This is real tricky on Samsung’s part. Yes, the Galaxy S has sold well, but with the Epic 4G going on sale tomorrow and the Fascinate hitting stores in about 10 days, it’s pretty safe to assume that Samsung is including their initial shipments to Verizon and Sprint in their “shipped” numbers. Of those 1 million units, probably a good 250,000 are for the two phones that are not even on sale yet.

  • http://Website Antwan

    I just hope they have one in stock on the 3rd (My Payday).

  • http://Website JAG

    of course is great, but selling them in less than 1 dollar, anybody can do that!

  • iphone-battery

    this is a huge number…It shows ppl demand for this phone..they actually want to have this phone..

  • Karen Lee

    Of course it sells great because of its high quality, people are loving it.