Samsung said that three million of the seven million Galaxy S smartphones it sold since the phone launched in July have been in the U.S.
According to a report from Reuters, supply for the Galaxy S has outstripped demand, the only thing holding the company back from more sales being a shortage of the AMOLED displays.
When compared to Apple, which sold 3 million iPhone 4s in just three weeks, the Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy S, pales in comparison.
Nonetheless, the numbers are strong in showing that people will go to market for the phones.
“We’re in a situation where we wish we had more supply,” Paul Golden, Samsung’s chief marketing officer, told Reuters.
Seven million phones worldwide is a lot. Good for Samsung. More than anything, though, it shows how hard it is to compete with Apple. By quarter three of this year, Apple had sold more than 14 million iPhones, more than any other manufacturer, and that was with a contract with only AT&T. Samsung is not on track to come close to that number. Additionally, Samsung is hoping to sell 1 million Galaxy S tablets before the year’s end. Apple has already sold 4.1 million iPads since the device’s release in April 2010. Now, Apple’s products are on the verge of becoming more widely available since the AT&T-exclusive contract is waning. One could only expect for Apple’s sales to increase.