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Samsung Galaxy S II - “only” 5 million units sold so far

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Samsung Galaxy S II - “only” 5 million units sold so far
Remember when we reported that more than 6 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S II could have been shipped over the past three months or so? Well, it turns out that the estimate was a bit exaggerated, yet that milestone is not that far from being reached. It was officially announced by Samsung just recently that sales of the Galaxy S II have already surpassed the 5 million mark.

Bear in mind that this number reflects only the amount of Galaxy S II smartphones shipped to retailers and carriers, or in other words, units that have probably not all made their way to the pockets of end customers. Nevertheless, it is quite impressive that Samsung's flagship is actually selling faster than its predecessor – the Galaxy S, which had sold “only” 3 million units over the same amount of time after its debut.

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S II compared to its predecessor - the Galaxy S

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S II compared to its predecessor - the Galaxy S

If the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S II keep on accelerating at today's pace, and they most probably would as the smartphone is expected to launch in the US pretty soon, the ten millionth unit should fly off the shelf by the end of September. Should the latest rumors turn out to be correct, Verizon could be the first carrier to bring the smartphone to American soil, yet AT&T and Sprint will get their own versions soon after.

Thanks, Ron!

source: Samsung Tomorrow (translated) via OLED Info

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posted on 27 Jul 2011, 03:57 1

1. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


im so close to rooting my eris lol

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:27

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and dont forget, by this time, the original galaxyS was availible world wide. This bad boy still isnt availible in america for some stupid reason!

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 13:12

13. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


damn carriers

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 15:09

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Maybe because of Samsung's half assed effort of their last Galaxy phones?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 04:10 6

2. dindaniana (unregistered)


We were knowing that Galaxy S2 screen was buggy. We also know now that sales figures for the SGS2 are also buggy.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 04:42 2

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung Galaxy S II is not a perfect smartphone, you just have to test, play and compare it first before you buy it. But I love the specs. and I will play with it when it arrive at the Verizon Store.

Samsung Galaxy S II have only 8mp camera while other smartphones go up to 13mp, may be Samsung think phone camera is not a stand alone camera or camcorder and people seem to change their phone every 2 years while stand alone camera people keep it for a very long time.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 05:36 8

4. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


what phones have a 13 mp camera because i can't think of any that are out yet

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 05:45 4

5. realist (unregistered)


Because we all know the megapixel is huge when deciding which camera is better on a phone. The HTC Evo 4G has an 8 megapixel compared to the iPhone 4's 5 megapixel, but anybody who has used both will tell you that the iPhones camera is far more superior than the Evo's.

I think hes referring to one of the windows phones that will be coming out?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:03 1

6. dandirk (unregistered)


Yeah I think they say that anything above 5 mp is mostly a waste for average point and click uses.

The higher the mp, the smaller the area you can crop and enlarge with out perceived image loss/pixelation. The more fancy editing you can do... which most people don't do.

It is sad but unfortunately the uneducated consumer (regarding mp/cameras), drive investment into expensive but low quality high MP, when they could be actually improving the lens and other junk to improve quality.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 09:04

8. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


CMOS size would be a better indicator of performance rather than megapixels at this point...

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:39 2

11. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay- for those of us with training wheels on - what does "CMOS" stand for, and how do you find that on a cell phone's spec sheet?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 19:44

16. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


CMOS is an acronym for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. On your computer, it hold you BIOS or basic input/output system. The language for the keyboard, mouse, monitors, etc. I guess since the camera is an input source, that's why corps is saying the size matters. I knew that A+ training would come in hand someday.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:16 1

7. dandirk (unregistered)


I still hope verizon gets this as the rumored date...

Looks like august/Sept will see a lot of good phones.

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posted on 27 Jul 2011, 09:20

9. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


Had they brought it to the US already, I would have personally bought that missing million units from the estimates. :D Can't freakin wait for the day SGSII comes to US soil!

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:40 1

12. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


ONLY 5 MILLION???? Well, it's a flop than. Geez. How do they stay out of the red on that balance sheet!!

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 14:11

14. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Also, take note that only 3 million units made its way to users. The other 2 million is only "shipped" to stores. So a portion of it may have been sold, and a portion of it are still sitting in stores.

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 04:27

21. Fun2us2do (unregistered)


Yes. I agree. It is exactly was this article was saying.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 20:28 1

17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


This is shipped numbers so sales could be totally different

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 20:29 2

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The story should read 5 million iPhone knock offs SHIPPED overseas.

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 03:49

20. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


lol, well said.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 20:43 3

19. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


you fools just wait for the iphone 5. Why waste ur money i this trash #androidfail

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 05:00

22. Fun2us2do (unregistered)


Don't forget that one year ago, activations for ANDROID smartphones were 160000 a day. 2 months ago, we had 550000 activations a day announced (just 4 weeks after announcing 500000 activations a day). We certainly should have much more than 600000 ANDROID activations a day now (and at least 95% are smartphones).
So it is not a so great performance.
And in market share, SGS2 should be much much lower than Galaxy S.

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 10:09

23. Virt (unregistered)


Hats off to Samsung, Android phones are gaining popularity. Still Samsung has its competition with HTC, Motorola and others making great devices.

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