Samsung has sold 6.5 million units of its Galaxy S3 during the second quarter of 2012, since its launch on 29 May, as per an analyst at JP Morgan, French newspaper Les Echos reported. The Korean giant is expected to sell as many as 15 million units in the third quarter of 2012. If this proves right, total sales of the Galaxy S3 in six months would be over 20 million units, a record.

Back in October, Samsung celebrated 30 million worldwide sales of its Galaxy S and Galaxy S2. The Samsung Galaxy S2 surpassed 10 million units globally, five months after its launch. "Since its launch only five months ago, Galaxy SII has seen tremendous sales success and garnered enthusiastic reviews from customers and mobile industry watchers across the globe. This is in addition to the continued sales momentum behind Galaxy S, which we launched at CTIA 2010 as it continues to be a run-away success with consumers," said J K Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.

Apart from Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Note surpassed seven million units globally since its September release, according to BGR. As of 1 June, Galaxy S topped 24 million units, while the Korean giant sold more than 28 million Galaxy S2 smartphones.

The newest Galaxy S3 was announced in London on 3 May and went on sale in the UK on 30 May. Samsung received a whopping nine million pre-orders. Samsung has become the biggest phone seller in the world as well as the topmost smartphone vendor. It has outshone Nokia as the largest phone seller as well as regained the top position in terms of smartphones from Apple.

The Galaxy S3 boasts of a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core Exynos 4212 processor, which was clocked at 1.4GHz. It ships 1GB of RAM. The device runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. Recently, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was announced at Google I/O 2012 in San Francisco. However, an XDA developer has managed to port the Jelly Bean to Galaxy S3. Galaxy S3 users will now be able to install the Jelly Bean in their smartphone.