Samsung: 10 million Galaxy S II phones sold globally

Samsung has just announced some rather spectacular sales data for its stunning Galaxy S II Android phone, claiming it’s now sold 10 million of the skinny dual-core phones around the world. It’s hit the milestone quicker than any other Samsung phone, as you might expect, figures made all the more impressive by the lack of a proper US launch until very recently.

Here’s Samsung’s little statement. Europe would appear to have bought the most units, if our maths is correct:

Samsung Electronics said on September 25 that its global flagship smartphone Galaxy S2 has set a record of ten million global sales only 5 months after its release. With this record, Galaxy S2 has become the fastest ten million sold Samsung phone in all time, breaking the records of the company’s previous international hit models Star Phone and Galaxy S which took 6 and 7 months respectively for ten million sales. For regional sales records for Galaxy S2, 3.6 million units have been sold in Korea, followed by 3.4 million in Europe and 2.3 million in Asia.

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That’s three of them accounted for. Who’s got the other 9,999,997? Here’s the full press release:

Samsung GALAXY S II 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 S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.

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 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.”

7 ResponsesLeave one →

  1. MetalMickey

     /  September 26, 2011

    I got one!
    (please allow for a further 9,999,996 comments beolw)

    Reply
  2. FAizal M BAwa

     /  September 26, 2011

    i liked a lot

    Reply
  3. Matt C

     /  September 26, 2011

    Oh Gosh, just seen the specs for the S II HD LTE. 1280x 720 (proper HD)

    Reply
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