iPhone be damned: Samsung's Galaxy S III surges past 40 million
Daily sales of 190,000 units
According to stats released by the Korean giant - likely in jubilant mood - that equates to average daily sales of 190,000 units.
By our calculations, however, such a figure is actually closer to 174,000 handsets a day, but it's an impressive tally nonetheless.
The entire Galaxy S series, meanwhile, has accumulated 100 million total sales to date since Samsung introduced it in May 2010.
The Galaxy S III tops the bill, however, amassing the kind of sales only currently rivaled by Apple's iPhone.
Indeed, according to Stategy Analytics, the S III overtook the iPhone 4S to become the world's most popular smartphone in November 2012. The firm noted that Samsung's position at the top would be "short-lived", though, as the iPhone 5 was expected to outdo Samsung in Q4 2012.
However, amid reports that Apple is cutting its iPhone parts orders in response to weaker-than-expected demand, that assertion doesn't seem so certain anymore.
Apple's financials which are expected next week are usually accompanied by sales figures, so we'll soon have a clearer picture of Apple's position in the market, and whether or not it's set to be overtaken by Samsung.