by Darcy LaCouvee, 2 years ago
Rumor Alert: Don’t get your hopes up too fast: this rumor comes from an Amsterdam-based site called SamFirmwares – one we’ve never heard of before. Still, they seem to have a sizable following and we’ll…
The Galaxy S2, in its various forms, has officially become Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone, smashing the record held by its predecessor, the original Galaxy S. The Koreans announced today that they have sold 20 million units of the Galaxy S2, which means that Sammy reached this major milestone seven months faster than they did with the Galaxy S.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 was first launched in April 2011 in South Korea, followed closely by a European release. The device only hit the North American markets (AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) in early fall, which makes its performance even more impressive. As The Verge notes, since the American debut, the sales have gone skywards – Samsung sold over 10 million Galaxy S2s over the last four months.
Always eager to show off our math skills, we crunched the numbers and came up with an impressive result. Since the Sprint launch in September, one Galaxy S2 was sold every 1.3 seconds. Don’t believe us? Do the math yourself.
And the sleek S2 isn’t running out of steam yet. Just yesterday, T-Mobile announced that their version of the smartphone, called Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, will become available from the end of March for $149 on a contract.
Basically, the Blaze is identical to AT&T’s Skyrocket. The phone is built around a snappy 1.5 GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. No word about an update to ICS for now, but that’s likely to come.
And, as Pocket-Lint speculates, another version of the S2, this time destined for Europe, could be unveiled at MWC, next week.
Samsung has a seriously large fan base to satisfy when it releases the Galaxy S3. Unfortunately, that won’t happen at Mobile World Congress next week. Sammy promised that the S3 would enjoy all the limelight at a special event in the first part of the year. After all, with the S2 going so strong, Samsung has no reason to sabotage it by announcing a new version prematurely.
Anyway, we can’t wait to see what the S3 looks like. How about you? Are you satisfied with your Galaxy S2 or you can’t wait to swap it for an S3?