Samsung ships (not sold) 1 million Galaxy S devices to U.S.

August 30, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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It’s rare that you get concrete numbers from carriers and phone makers, but Samsung sent out a press release today proudly claiming that it has shipped 1 million devices to the United States. That’s shipped as in brought to U.S. retailers from South Korea, not shipped as in brought to the hands of consumers.

The Galaxy S has sold more than 800,000 units in South Korea, but we’ve yet to get official word on how well its American versions, the Captivate for AT&T and Vibrant for T-Mobile, have done. Shipped doesn’t mean sold, a common misconception that often plays out when discussing music record sales. All we know is that one million Galaxy S devices have arrived in the U.S., not how many of those devices are being toyed with by regular folks.

Whatever the official sales count may be, you can bet that Samsung will eventually clear the one million mark in actual sales soon. The Epic is sure to be a big seller, and the Fascinate is expected to complete the Galaxy S launch line next month.

“I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S line up and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional Galaxy S milestones in the future.”

Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile