Samsung has just announced that they’ve reached 10 million Galaxy S2 units sold since launch, with 5 million being sold only over the past 2 months, before it was even fully available in USA. We can’t say we’re really surprised by this, considering the Galaxy S2 is currently the best and most powerful smartphone in the world, significantly more than its closest competition.
Going by the last 2 months, and seeing how it’s just launching in USA now, a huge potential market, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Galaxy S2 reaches another 10 million units sold by the end of the year, which means the Galaxy S2 could be the most popular Android smartphone by the end of the year in USA, even with phones such as Nexus Prime launching, simply because it has too much momentum behind it, and it’s a great all-around phone with almost no flaws.
If we take into account the iPhone 5, I suppose it won’t beat that one in sales, because if you want an iOS phone there’s only one choice. On the other hand there are many more choices if you want an Android phone. So the Galaxy S2 manages to sell half as many units as the iPhone 5 in the next 2 quarters, that’s still a very impressive feat. Add to that all the other Android smartphones being sold out there, and it’s no surprise that the Android phones are selling 2:1 compared to the iPhone.
Here’s Samsung’s full PR about this important milestone for the Galaxy S2:
Samsung GALAXY S2 continues success reaching 10 Million in global sales
Global popularity with customers drives momentum for Samsung’s flagship smartphone
SEOUL, Korea – September 25th, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S2 (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.
The GALAXY S2 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 powerful performance, all on Android, the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes Samsung’s four content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.
“Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in – and commitment to – the smartphone market” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.
“In just five months the GALAXY S II has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the GALAXY S II as their device of choice have driven the device’s strong market position globally.”
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.