Samsung announced that their pre-sale of the Samsung Galaxy S II has been so successful that it has beaten the iPhone 4 in initial sales in their home country of Korea. Over 200,000 pre-orders were placed for the Galaxy beast spanning all three Korean carriers. What would you say if we told you that 10,000 pre-orders were placed in 29 minutes and double that number within an hour?
The Apple flagship device, the iPhone 4, sold 110,000 units when it launched in Korea last year, although it was only carried by KT at first, then by SK Telecom later on in March.
If you remember, Mr. J.S. Shin, Samsung’s President, mentioned to “expect the sales to be as good as Galaxy S” which sold 14 million worldwide and that they expect to sell 10 million Samsung Galaxy S II worldwide. Apple has been able to ship over 18.65 million iPhones since last winter and this number is going to be really hard to beat by Samsung’s goal of 10 million handsets but again everything is possible and we would have to wait and see when the Galaxy S II is going to land in the U.S., our money is on the AT&T/Samsung event in NYC later on this week.