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Samsung Galaxy S II sales top 3.5 million in Korea alone

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Samsung Galaxy S II sales top 3.5 million in Korea alone
We knew the Samsung Galaxy S II was pretty successful - the latest figures pointed to over 5 million S II smartphones sold globally, but now - as the phone is gearing up for a massive US launch (it’s already available on Sprint as the Epic 4G Touch) - data shows that it has hit 3.5 million sold units in its home market of Korea alone. To put this in perspective, it took the original Galaxy S a year to reach 3 million sold units, and growing at such pace the Galaxy S II is likely to reach 4 million by year end and become the first to go past that threshold in the Asian country. 

This is a huge part of why Samsung’s market share continues to increase in Korea, now reportedly nearing 59% as of September, up from being in the low 50s from June to July.

Daily activations of the Galaxy S II in Korea outnumber the ones for Apple’s iPhone by more than seven times. As of September 1st, Samsung reportedly has 23,000 daily activations for the S II, while only 3,000 iPhones are activated each day. But Apple is still to introduce the real competitor to the S II - the fifth-gen iPhone, and some sources suggest this is going to happen on October 4th. Are you still willing to wait for the iPhone or would you rather get the S II? Let us know in the comments below.

source: MK (translated) via AsiaDroid

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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 08:26 1

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


This is why it take too long to reach America because productions of mass marketing in their homeland first and then foreign countries.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:53 4

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


It came out in Europe on time...the delay is due to your carriers wanting there own desand release date.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:22 1

9. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


very true. if it was up to samsung they would have released it world wide as close together as they could make them. its the carriers that hold the process up. why would samsung want to WAIT to sell a hot product with a high profit margin that everyone wants? lol

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:56 1

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


lol meant to say design and release date...US carriers have too much power and only apple seem to get there way with them..

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:36

40. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


f**k APPLE!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 08:32 5

2. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Patriotism at its finest.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 08:47 4

3. Droid Zombie (unregistered)


The iPhone wont evn match the samsung glaxy s II. The latest tablets even get outbeaten by the Galaxy S II, So far no dual core Phone has beaten it what makes the iPhone 5 special ??

worthelessits just an epensive gadget with no value..!!! get a life apple fans. You guys are stuck on an old intefecae which never evolved which is sooo unfelixble.. dont even have widgets..!! let seee..!!!

cant wait to see the comparison between the two phones..!! N will be the first to talk trash againt the iPhone 5

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:57 1

16. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


Speak for ur self buddy and get a life, stop trolling. Iphone didnt get popular just because its apple. thay brought very nice features to smartphones and if it wasnt for them to show us how cool & usefull touchscreen is, there would never be android. Iphone is great but its not for me, just because you dont like it, dousnt mean it sucks. Im an android lover all the way, but even i can admit Iphone is a great phone. old interface or not, that interface is nice simple and lag free!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:07 3

23. deather (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


Dude...I disagree with you TOTALLY

1. iPhone got popular because of iPODs and its apple
2. SAMSUNG, LG & MOTOROLLA Had touchscreens before but people werent so obsesed abt it until becooz ipods sold alot and the apple brand grew thus re introducing the touchscreen with iPhones made the phone sell out

3. Android may have been built for many reasons and iPhone/apple may just beee a fractiion of it

4. Im not saying it totally sucks BUT IT DOES SUCK..i see people who were iphone fans now getting android phones

5. When u say android is laggy..well fine it is ..u knw why ? THINK ?? becoz android is open source and free thus any manufacturer can decide to freely run the operating system on hardware of choice there is no standard..!!

So wake up n think straight !! I own a samsung galaxy s 2 and ITS SUPER F-in FAST ..!! why ?? bcoz its running the proper hardware. if u take the iphone and run it on a 600MHz ARM CPU it WILL DEFINATELY BE LAGGY AS WELL.

AFTERALL MOST PHONES COMING OUT these days are running on better hardware so the lagg should dissapear with time.

Apple control and dictates what u can have or cannot have ur neever free THATS WHY I HATE and also ITS A GREEDY COMPANY its all a PATENT TROLL it neever inveted s**t in the wirelesss and telecommuncation industry unlike nokia,motorola & smasung... and now its gona sue them ?? oover a design ?? comon the tablets dont even look alike even a blind man can see that... if thats the case DELL , HP , ACER LENOVO THEY COULD AL SUE each other their computers look alike..!!! or laptop ??

U know Apple is sh***t 101% my personal opinion and to thoz who understand wat s**t is all abt...!!!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 23:47

37. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


Yes most of what you have stated is true and i totally agree with you, like i said i love Android and i know that most manufacturers like too mess it up with bloatware. Yes htc samsung etc used touchscreen but apple was an insperation to android in allot of aspects, it showed everybody a mobile os that can have a market place with apps compatible with all os versions. and many other things that i cannot think of unlike WM 6.5 where everything was thrown around and hard to find compatability.

Dont get me wrong i also hate the Iphone lol, but i do not agree with what "Droid Zombie" said " The Iphone... worthelessits just an epensive gadget with no value..!!! get a life apple fans. You guys are stuck on an old intefecae which never evolved which is sooo unfelixble.. dont even have widgets..!! let seee..!!!" i think thats a bit too far.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 08:39

38. deather (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


Cool..!!! n by the way... how do uget notified tha i have replied ur post ??

As i see no notification system in phone arena..!! just curious..!!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 08:53 4

4. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


this is not patriotism,this is hard work,pple r beginning to realise that smartphones shldnt be abt looks ba rather functionality.sgs2 all the way

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:03

5. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


N9 is where it's at.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:25 4

6. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 400; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Although I'm an android fan and a sgs2 owner.. I still think that the iphone with the ipad 2 processor will be a great phone nonetheless..

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:48 1

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


Wow good comment. An android user who doesn't bash iPhone. Pretty rare around here.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:52 3

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Disingenuous as always, Taco? You know that plenty of us recognize the iPhone as a quality device. And that we have expressed this sentiment multiple times.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:53 3

21. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


pretty rare? i remember us all being on the last few iphone articles not bashing the iphone.. the bashing starts when some iTroll jumps in (nomrally miz, gallito, and FINALLY to a lesser extent, you taco) and starts making inflamatory comments ment to rile everyone up.

Last I checked, since you stopped acting like that most of the time, the bulk of the people have been more receptive to your comments. So yea, thats pretty disengenuous.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:40 3

24. wumberpeb (Posts: 443; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Gallito has his own......language.....usually filled with excessive.....periods......and doesn't really add anything to the.....conversation....

Taco isn't that bad either, although he doesn't seem to be commenting until some Android RULZ type idiot starts with the ridiculous "IPHONE SUXORZ, MY PHONE CRUSHES YOURZ!! LOL!!! ROFL!!!" Not a great representation of those who prefer Android, personally.

The Miz just flames for the sake of flaming, but at least he doesn't have that horrible wrestling picture with the banana hammock.

The overall picture for PA is certainly improving.

On another note, I held the Epic 4G Touch yesterday as the first shipment finally came and a customer came to pick one up. Bottom line, that phone is lighter than I care for...I'd like a LITTLE heft to it, but for a 4.5" screen, it feels like there's no battery in it. Of course, there was a battery in it, but otherwise the phone is beautiful. 4.5" screens aren't as overly large as I'd previously thought, so pushing the screen to the furthest edges seems to do well for the dimensions

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:30

33. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i wanna carress its lightness! and then imma put a big case on it to care for it..
there goes its lightness, now its the perfect weight instead of too heavy. >:)

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:40 1

30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3040; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


its even more rare for a fanboy sheep like you to give compliments to android instead of trolling.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:53

8. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


iphone will always be a great phone no doubt,but sum phones are jst smarter than the iphone.apple can never beat the superamoled technology that samsung offer nor even match up to their internal hardware. if anything lets samsung phones down then i will blame android ba not samsung.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 19:01

31. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Samsung is abysmal as far as updating the devices. According to that chart on this site, Samsung takes 159 days just to START the first update. The og Galaxy S STILL hasn't been updated to 2.3.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:31

34. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it has been updated everywhere exept america.

blame the cell companies not samsung. the GalaxyS got its 2.3 update like 7 months ago... everywhere but here.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 08:39

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


wanted to say the same...why dont people realise that if it gets updated everywhere else but US then its obvious who's at fault just incase you dont know it s the US carriers...also there are countries outside wow

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:31

10. Justsadd (unregistered)


samsung keep going and bring down the iphone

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:41

11. Gabegi (unregistered)


Its Samsung SII for me and SIII next year. Apple #Fail

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:46

15. LOL@AppleFanz (unregistered)


lol @ people still thinking the iPhone is "good" and iOS 5 is a DIRECT copy of Android, you thought the lawsuits were bad now, just wait till iOS 5 drops officially.

No wonder Apple started sueing people early, so they could protect themselves when iOS and the lawsuits come!

Windows Phone and Android FTW

APPLE 4The d**k-riders and marketing brainwashed tools!


THUMBS UP x 10000000!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:23 1

18. bucky (Posts: 1557; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


luls you take this s**t too personally! have a life? :)

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:41

20. LOL@AppleFanz (unregistered)


Who's taking it personally, im just pointing out facts...Not opinions :-)

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 14:28 2

22. bucky (Posts: 1557; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Apple fans are in fact d**k riders? Sounds personal to me. Lets hope you werent at the receiving end of an apple fan cause that's what it sounds like to me :)

Just phones and choices dude, calm down.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:08

17. Totoro (unregistered)


Only SGS2 for me, please.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:25

19. bucky (Posts: 1557; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


sgs2 is a great phone but its useless if i have to keep charging it by 3pm. And yes, it CAN last as long as an iphone if the screen is off. Once the screen is actually on and your using it, it literally losing a percent a minute. That is uselss to me. Try watching a movie or play some games on it and tell me if its still great. Android needs to do some serious improvements to their battery, not work on making it bigger and better.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:37

29. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3040; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


dude you might have a bad device because my epic touch lasts me all day and night on a single charge.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 23:17

36. bucky (Posts: 1557; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


nah, i have been with android for years already and it just cant keep up with my usage :(

the screen off battery usage is perfect however, the second i turn that big beautiful screen on and browse, play games and watch videos it goes down like crazy.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:00

25. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


You know, I am a boxing fan. Still want to see Mayweather/Pacquiao go at it. One of my fondest memories as a kid was watch Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin Hagler go at it (Hagler got robbed, by the way). Can name several other match ups I want to see and remember fondly.

Why bring this up?? Due to the fact I am cheering for the iPhone 5 to be delayed long enough to go head to head with the release of the Galaxy S3 sometime next Spring. There is no debate that these are the two heavy hitters in this division we call Mobile, and I want to see how they stack up to each other one on one. Not the S2 against the aging iPhone 4, and not the i5 vs. the S2 which has already peaked in sales. I do not have a dog in this race as I am a WP fan, but boy it would it be great to watch.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:12

26. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


PS3 and nintendo are top sellers in japan! Hmmm?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:45

27. one korean (unregistered)


when you go to korea... You could see a lot of galaxys2. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE USING AND THE VALUE OF THE PHONE IS GETTING LOW HAHA....

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:35 1

28. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3040; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


the epic touch at least doesn't just live up to the hype of the galaxy s 2 but exceeds it by far. I can't say it enough how much I love this phone and I cant wait to see what's next for Samsung.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 22:18

35. junior22 (unregistered)


I have the samsung infuse and it was not what I expected .... Who knows what good is the Galaxys II ...

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