Samsung has received over nine million pre-orders for its latest smartphone, helping it to overtake Apple as the world's largest smartphone maker in the first quarter.
More than 100 carriers worldwide put in requests for Samsung's new Galaxy S III smartphone, Reuters reports.
First unveiled in early May, Samsung is reported to be churning out five million handsets a month to meet demand.
The Galaxy S III will launch in Australia on the 31st May. Pricing and availability has not been announced.
The smartphone is powered by Samsung's 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, and is available in blue and white. It has a slimmer bezel than its predecessor, the Galaxy S II, boasting a 4.8in 720x1280 Super AMOLED display and a sharp 306ppi screen. The screen size is also larger than the Galaxy S II, with dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6mm.
The 8.6mm thick Galaxy S III weighs 133g, and is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models with microSD support up to 64GB. It holds an 8MP sensor able to shoot 1080p video, with a front-facing 1.9MP camera boasting 720p video capability.
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