Samsung Announces 1 Million Galaxy S Handset Sold in US


We knew the Galaxy S was doing well overseas but how would it be received here in the United States?  From the sounds of it, Samsung’s flagship line of phones is going to do just fine.  An email just hit our inbox a few minutes ago celebrating the fact that the T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate have combined for a million handsets moved since July 15.  It looks like the print, online, and television ad campaign is paying off!  Congratulations Samsung, we look forward to seeing the continued success with the upcoming Epic 4G and Fascinate releases!  Full press release after the jump.



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.

  • fayez

    um confused. its August 29, 2010 today. the mail says August 30, 2010 :s.

  • Johnny

    I love how it’s all about the phone now. Definitely sold like hotcakes because of those rapid price drops. $99, $70, $0.01 sales in the recent month. They should keep the momentum up by continuing to update the phone. Hopefully they will fix a bunch of the hardware issues in their September updates. The software under the hood shows evidence that a lot of the work was rushed in the design room.

  • Poor saps… People should really research a device like this before buying it. GPS issues, bloatware (at least with ATT), and problems when connecting to a PC via USB. I guess every device has it’s weak spots, but I typically prefer the device with the fewest. I purchased a Captivate and returned it within a week. ATT waived the restocking fee because I complained that they had knowingly sold me a broken (GPS) phone. Samsung has not promised to fix these issues, only to “optimize the GPS”, sometime in September. Vague statements. Don’t get stuck with it. I must now wait for the next Android device on ATT (iPhone is a no-no) or, if the Captivate’s issues are truly resolved, I might buy it again. And, thanks to the wonderful reviews this phone is getting (sarcasm), it’ll be cheaper (much cheaper) than when I bought it the first time! Congratulations Samsung!

    • ObsceneJesster

      Your exactly right. What device hasn’t had it’s issues? Whether it’s FPS issues or reception issues, every phone has it’s week point’s. The GPS issues were already fixed according to Engadget. They said in their Epic review that the GPS was stellar and it appeared Samsung fixed the issues. Samsung also has stated they will be fixing the lag issues with the NAND memory in the next OTA. I’m trying to find that info right now.

      Bottom line…This is the most powerful Android device produced yet. It has the best CPU/GPU combo as of right now and will until the dual core processors are introduced. Not to mention, no other device can touch it when it comes to storage. Last but not least, it arguably has the best display ever seen on a mobile phone. Some say the iPhone 4 has the best but I haven’t sen it it person so I can’t comment.

      Again, this device has it’s problems just like the rest. Last time I checked, the Nexus still suffered from Wifi reception issues and the Evo still suffers from a FPS cap.

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  • Fulla

    [um confused. its August 29, 2010 today. the mail says August 30, 2010 :s.]

    It depends where you live. Asia / Pacific is a day ahead of the U.S.

  • iy

    Gps will get fixed very soon, froyo is coming soon too, and bloatware can be removed in less then 5 minutes.

  • Androidawg

    Count me as one the million. I’m a very happy customer and a serious power user. GPS has worked great for me and the hardware on this phone just flies. Bloatware? Who cares with the amount of storage available on this phone. Remove it from your homescreen and forget it. Not Stock Android? That’s seriously a problem? It’s still Android. twLauncher does not prevent any part of your system from running. Not 2.2? Not to worry, Samsung learned a painful lesson with their earlier Android handsets and won’t repeat that mistake. This is an awesome phone that everyone seems to want to dislike. I was a little nervous about it at first, but after doing my research I determined that it was worth a shot. Best decision I have made this year.

  • Deezus

    What I dont understand is how can they sell this phone with no camera flash? especially with all the competition there is out there?

    • Nick

      Samsungs Nightvision Mode is amazing, Google it.

  • Dapsta

    I like this news. The more people who get the handset, the more pressure that gets put on samsung to maintain it and provide updates and fixes. They are doing an amazing job. GOOD WORK GUYS. LOVE THIS PHONE!!!