The Galaxy S3 has been confirmed as Samsung's fastest selling smartphone ever, breaking past the 20 million sales milestone a mere 100 days after launch.
"The Galaxy S3 has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch is May and we are thrilled with its success. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to customers who have chosen the Galaxy S3," wrote Samsung president JK Shin.
Despite the positive news about the sales milestone, the S3's future is currently questionable in certain territories, where competitor Apple has mounted official injunctions requesting sales bans on multiple Samsung products.
The S3 and Note were included among four Samsung products Apple added to the list of devices it wants banned in August. It had previously sought a sales ban on older Samsung handsets, having won a $1bn landmark ruling against Samsung.
Those devices are the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T model, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile model, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
Shin has since addressed Apple's accusations, pledging, "We will never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies".
Apple and Samsung's legal battle began in the US in 2011 after Apple accused Samsung of "slavishly copying" Apple iPad designs with its Galaxy tablets. Samsung subsequently responded to the accusation with its own slew of patent infringement claims.
Samsung and Apple's patent war has since escalated and gone global, with the two currently embroiled in 50 patent lawsuits across 10 countries.
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