Samsung: We've Sold 5 Million Galaxy S Smartphones Worldwide
That's a lot of smartphones, though still sort of the runaway success known as the iPhone, janky antennae and all. To put the numbers into perspective, Apple managed to ship 3 million iPhone 4 devices in the first month of sales, and 8.4 million iPhones in all during Apple's third fiscal quarter, which ended June 26th.
Even still, Samsung is correct to call its flagship Galaxy S a "phenomenal success in the global smartphone market," which has been well received for its speedy 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, and of course Google's Android platform (it will ship with Android 2.2 "Froyo" in Japan). Samsung also did itself a favor by creating different versions of the Galaxy S for various wireless carriers, rather than goof around with exclusivity agreements.