Samsung Monday announced that its Galaxy S line of smartphones has shipped over 1 million units. The Android 2.1-powerered Galaxy S devices started shipping on July 15 and are currently available with AT&T (Captivate) and T-Mobile (Vibrant), with versions for Sprint (Epic 4G) and Verizon Wireless (Fascinate) on the way.
Samsung has confirmed that U.S. Cellular and Cellular South will also be getting versions of the Galaxy S this fall.
The Galaxy S portfolio features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel camera, 720p video capture, HDMI out and various networking options depending on the carrier. Samsung claims the devices will be upgradable to Android 2.2 in the future.
Samsung has pinned high hopes on the Galaxy S line as it ramps up to compete in the hyper competitive smartphone game. The company’s senior vice president of mobile communications, Lee Donjoo, told Bloomberg in July that he expects Samsung to double its market share by the end of the year.
By comparison, Apple reported selling 1.7 million iPhone 4s in the first 3 days.