The recent story about Samsung selling 6 million Galaxy S II phones was a little off; off by 1 million to be exact. Samsung has officially announced the number of Galaxy S II phones sold, and that number is 5 million. That’s right, 5 million Galaxy S II phones have been sold worldwide. It took the Korean manufacturer just 85 days to reach the 5 million mark, a figure that they were able to achieve 40 days faster than the original Galaxy S.
With the device now available in China, the world’s largest market, and soon-to-be-available in the Unites States, Samsung is definitely on track to pass the 10 million record set by the original Galaxy S phone. Check out the full press release below.
Earlier this month, Samsung announced that they 3 million Galaxy S II phones had been sold. All we have to say is “keep up the good work, Samsung”.
Samsung GALAXY S II reaches new heights with 5 million global sales
SEOUL, KOREA – July 27, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) has passed the 5 million global sales milestone.
The GALAXY S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone device; a beautifully thin, (8.49mm) and lightweight dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched Super AMOLED Plus viewing experience with incredible performance, all on Android – the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes exclusive access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.
The 5 million mark has been reached in just 85 days, a rate which is 40 days faster than the original GALAXY S took to reach the same sales mark. This rate is set to accelerate as Samsung has just launched GALAXY S II in China, the world’s largest market.
“In just a few months the Galaxy S II has led the way in driving Samsung’s unmatched performance in the smartphone industry” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “Since being launched into the retail market in late April, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth. This reflects the strong support from carrier partners globally, who in choosing the Galaxy S II as their flagship device have reaffirmed the device’s status as a premium, market-defining Smartphone”