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Samsung Galaxy S II hits 10m sales in five months

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Sun September 25, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II beats Galaxy S 10m record

Samsung on Sunday cracked another milestone and said the Galaxy S II had passed 10 million sales. The figure comes five months in and beats the time for the original Galaxy S, which took two months more to hit the same amount. The largest piece of Galaxy S II sales, 3.6 million, was in Samsung's native South Korea.

Europe is nearly as equal in importance and has seen 3.4 million S II units trade hands to date. Southeast Asia outside of Korea was considerably less of a factor at 2.3 million. The goals include very little of North America, as the Galaxy S II only went on sale in Canada through Bell in July and was otherwise limited to unlocked, full-price versions until this month.

The sales rate pales in comparison to that for the iPhone 4, which hit 1.7 million in three days and would have passed Samsung's Galaxy S II record partway through its first full quarter. As the S II is just one model in a considerably larger lineup, however, it could put Samsung much closer to Apple in overall smartphone sales than in the past. Apple is just keeping ahead at present and might keep its lead, but its ranking may depend on the iPhone 5's success.

Samsung may see an upswing in its current rate with the arrival of US Galaxy S II variants and the Galaxy S II LTE, although it's now facing legal pressure. Apple has successfully negotiated a prelminary ban in the Netherlands and may get more if an October hearing in the US is successful.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. facebook_Justin

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    Well, now we officially know there's at least 10 million insanely sick morons that belong in a mental asylum but aren't yet in one. There just wondering the streets, too stupid to buy a proper phone, too stupid to read, to stupid to write. I give it a month before they all rebel and start killing people.

  1. dliup

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    @Justin

    OMG
    The start of fandroid drone zombie apocalypse!

  1. iphonerulez

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    Apple is wasting its time trying

    to ban Android smartphone sales by Samsung. The courts aren't helping Apple at all.

  1. Zanziboy

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    Never Partner With Samsung

    Apple was stupid to partner with Samsung for so many of its parts. With early access to Apple hardware specifications and styling, there's no reason consumers, particularly in Korea, would not be swayed to purchase an Andeoid that looks jus like an iPhone, but costs less.

    By the way, I love the Apple-style "home" button styling, which is missing on other Android phones.

  1. imNat-imadouche

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    Im not surprised

    its what happens to innovative companies like Samsung. Apple was like this before losing Jobs and resorting to suing companies and patent trolling

  1. Jeronimo2000

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    @Justin

    Sick? Suit yourself.

    If you think a person's mental health depends on the type of phone they use, I suggest there's something seriously wrong with you. Being a fanboy is all nice and fair, but I think you're losing it, dude.

  1. dliup

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    @imNat-imadouche

    I know you are trolling but

    Samsung surely "innovated" here:
    http://obamapacman.com/2011/09/samsung-samsung-galaxy-s-2-charger-copied-iphone/

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