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Samsung Galaxy S II sales roar over 20 million in 10 months

Samsung Galaxy S II sales roar over 20 million in 10 months
The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most successful high-end Android handsets out there and now it’s got the numbers to prove it. Samsung says the Galaxy S II has sold 20 million units in the 10 months since its release in April 2011.

The number stood at 10 million already in October, and has just kept on growing since then. So overall, it looks that in the last couple of months sales have only accelerated and no wonder since the device is available across major carriers in the US.

The Galaxy S II however hasn’t yet managed to outsell the first-gen Galaxy S, which since its launch back in the dark ages of 2010, sold 22 million units.

Samsung’s big margins come from its high-end handsets like the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note, and that’s partly why their success defines the vector of the company. Still though, sales of the Galaxy S II are marginal when compared to overall smartphone sales by Samsung which reached around 36.5 million in the last quarter of 2011. 

Apple managed to sell a bit more with 37 million iPhones and is currently the biggest smartphone maker in the world. Do you think that the Galaxy S II momentum could change that in Q1 2012?

source: Samsung via Reuters

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posted on 23 Feb 2012, 04:42 7

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Just how exactly 20 million is marginal regarding 36.5 million? That's more than 50% ffs! And it's from just one phone.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 08:02 4

10. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


20million since release..36.5 million smartphones in the last quarter...my guess is of the last quarter it sold about 7+million s2 which is still more than any other single Android phone..so not more than 50% but again not marginal as victor says.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 08:41 4

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


its definitely not marginal. they have sold 10 million since october, which means thats all Q4. if they sold 30 million in Q4, then 1/3rd of all their sales were galaxyS2 units. Another good chunk was probably Galaxy1 units, as they still sell quite well on the carriers that still have them.

The sales would be astronomical had they released it in the US earlier.. and if it STILL HAD THE EXYNOS in most of the US versions. But.. I digress.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 09:01 2

14. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


agree if the US release was at the same or within a a month of the international release then the sales would most like have been much much higher...still not bad considering how many android devices are available

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 10:41 1

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


no.. not too shabby in the least. Its still the fastest selling android phone of all time, and from the looks of it, by the time the next report comes out, its going to by the highest selling android of all time. That phone is going to have a very long shelf life for sales (its already proving that).

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 11:41

17. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think that is because it has carved its niche as a singular product. Just like the iPhone which is known for simply being an iPhone, Samsung has the Galaxy S series as a single identity. The reason why all the other companies are having so much problems is cause they are not organized around the idea of the single thought. HTC had the EVO but they screwed that up to a gimmick. Motorola has the Droid label and its done well for them as a statement but they still muddle the messege. The only real one is Samsung. I think this will change as others have realized this as well and then market share and number of sells will probably be drastically different.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:35

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


I agree. HTC is supposed to be changing their naming structure this year to keep things under a singular name like samsung/apple does.
DROID is a VZW term though, it has nothing to do with Moto, as pretty much every VZW android phone thats not crap says "DROID" on it. I would assume they would stick with the Razr from now on as it has its own instant brand recognition because of the old phones, which most people liked. I could be wrong though, but thats what I'd do.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 13:31

21. -box- (Posts: 3746; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


There are 43 versions of the iphone for sale in the U.S. Saying there's only one iphone for sale is like saying Ford only sells white SuperCab F-150 medium-bed pickups and nothing else

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 05:14

2. sergej (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Well it reads it is 36.5 mill in last quarter.. so annually would be about 146 million.
So 20 might still not be marginal.. but it is not comparable ;)

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 06:38 2

3. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


$$$...even apple wants it.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 06:42 4

4. nightmare (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


why the hell did phonearena let an ifan victor h write a samsung sales articles?? ofcourse he would mess it up with ismelly sauce

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 06:53 4

5. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 102; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


f**k apple......love sgsII

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 07:18

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Would have been 30 million if Verizon wasnt so stupid....i would take a super amoled plus exynos processor over the galaxy nexus any day. And yes im a galaxy nexus owner. Exynos processor owns anything that isnt quad core.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 07:40 2

7. JunitoNH (Posts: 863; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yeah......... and I hope all you Benedict Arnold's get a job with Samsung, in Korea, preferably in the North side. As for me and my family, will continue to support US companies as much as possible.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 07:56

8. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


There isn't an article where PA doesn't mentioned Apple when refering to the mighty Galaxy

Apple la thru......

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 07:57

9. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


galaxy s has taken almost 2 years to reach 22million where as the s2 took only 10 month to reach 20million...just shows how impressive that is just imagine how much sales the s2 has racked up after it has been on the market for another year...I have no doubt it will surpass the original...its just short by 2million with being on the market a year less than the s...Victor well done again for mentioning the iPhone in an article its got nothing to do with.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 08:42 2

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


considering the S1 was also a worldwide launch, where the S2 was international only until October.. and it has doubled its sales since october on the back of its US release.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 08:28

11. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Can't wait for Galaxy S IV... In about a year when my S II contract ends and they release it, it will be mine :)

Of course, if it remains the worlds best smartphone...

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 10:30

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6230; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


VERY IMPRESSIVE SALES SAMSUNG!

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:28

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


not going to lie, but the SGSII in white does look sick... and I am buying into the Exynos... but... I am with Venison.. happy with the iphone... sorry SGSII maybe in Another lifetime

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:37 4

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


lol, if you have an iphone4s, you have a rebranded exynos, silly. Its OK though, as the era of crapdragon enhanced SGS2s should be coming to an end shortly with the new die shrank and LTE/HSPA+ enabled Exynos 4212 chip.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 14:59 3

22. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Great sales for Samsung. The SGSII is a BEAST! But why the mention of CR@pple in an article about Samsung sales? Is it really that the authors at iPhonearena can't do a single article without mentioning that Fisher Price toy??

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 16:21

23. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Had it since June 2011 and never once disappointed me.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 21:46

24. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


of course...always some form of iPhone hatred, BUT nice job Sammy. you did your thing w/the SGSII, Nexus & i'm interested to see what the SGSIII brings to the table.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 12:49

25. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 265; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


of course you put in the iphone in this article, i dont think ill be reading victors articles anymore.

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