When you look at how things went down last year, the first thing that will become apparent is how Samsung made a killing in the smartphone market. 2012 was undoubtedly the year of the Samsung Galaxy S III, the current flagship device of the Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer. The handset was a big success from the get-go and its popularity was just off the charts even before it hit the shelves back in the latter parts of May last year.
In fact, there were even reports last year that the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S III preceded it and there was already a high demand for the handset even before it made its debut in the shelves. We actually saw delays in the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III on a global scale because the Korean electronics giant just had a hard time coping up with the demand for the smartphone. The popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S III soared even higher when it hit the shelves and was largely considered the best Android-powered smartphone to be released last year.
Not only that, the sales figures of the Samsung Galaxy S III was just unbelievable and is something that we haven’t seen in a smartphone for the longest time, not even on the iPhone. As it stands, Samsung already managed to sell more than 30 million units of the handset since it hit the shelves in May making the Samsung Galaxy S III a veritable gold mine for the Korean electronics giant. With this in mind, the current Samsung flagship device is said to be one of the reason the manufacturer was able to post a record profit for Q4 of 2012.
The domination of the Samsung Galaxy S III of the smartphone market was so complete that Samsung reportedly made a ridiculously record profit of $8.3 billion in Q4 of 2012. Given the fact that this is the holiday quarter, it was only expected that the sales figures of the Samsung Galaxy S III shot off the charts yet again. In fact, record profits are not something new for Samsung. This is in fact the sixth consecutive quarter that the manufacturer has posted record profits and if the company continues with its habit of giving the smartphone-buying population handsets that are just to die for, it will continue to make a killing in the smartphone market for the years to come.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S III, the handset already runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for its operating system and this is powered by a QualComm MSM8960 SnapDragon chipset. This SoC comes with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a whopping 2GB of RAM to ensure that the performance of the handset is always flawless. The Samsung Galaxy S III can be had in a 16GB or a 32GB model in terms of storage capacity but the handset also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion purposes. Display-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S III sports a massive 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED HD panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels while its camera department features a rear 8MP shooter and a front 1.9MP snapper.