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Samsung Galaxy S II sells like hotcakes; 3 million sold in 55 days

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Samsung Galaxy S II sells like hotcakes; 3 million sold in 55 days
It is one thing for everyone to proclaim that the Samsung Galaxy S II is the hottest smartphone around the globe. It is another to actually have the stats that back it up. According to Samsung, 3 million units of the Galaxy S II have been sold in just 55 days making it the fastest selling phone in Samsung's illustrious history. That beat out the 85 days that it took the original version of the handset to ring up 3 million in sales. At the current rate, a new Samsung Galaxy S II finds an owner every 1.5 seconds. In the U.K., Samsung has been the top selling handset manufacturer for 17 straight weeks.

As amazing as that sounds, we have to take into consideration that the device is not yet available in the U.S. where cell phone fanatics are eagerly awaiting the launch of the phone. As we reported, the device is expected to be available on 3 of the nation's top 4 carriers as the Samsung Function (Verizon), Attain (AT&T) and Within (Sprint).

While American citizens wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II, the demand for the phone grows sharply as the handset reaches almost mythical proportions in the States. And while that might have been Samsung's game plan all along, the unit obviously has done quite well overseas. Well played, Samsung. The goal Samsung set for itself to sell 10 million units this year certainly seems like it will be eclipsed very easily, especially if the U.S. launch happens as expected.

source: Flickr (Samsung) via Oled-Info

It has taken just 55 days for the Samsung Galaxy S II to sell 3 million units

It has taken just 55 days for the Samsung Galaxy S II to sell 3 million units



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posted on 03 Jul 2011, 03:25 13

1. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Would of sold faster if it was in the us.... I'm just bitter. I want that phone...

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 18:26 1

41. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


is it not going to bell? (random...) and what is up with samsung and their girls...

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 00:30

50. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


The thing is it is going to.... if they started out with a worldwide release including the US, the s2 would of dominated way more as far as sales go. They didn't need test markets for this

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 12:21

52. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i would assume its more of a supply constraint with exynos processors than "test markets" Gotta remember, a large chunk of their maufacturing capacity goes to apple atm.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 01:55 1

51. Descanso (unregistered)


Does this phone come with the girls ???? It is really distracting!

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 03:33 5

2. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


i really want that phone but at the time it comes out (if ever does) it will be a little too late cuz maybe the GS3 will be almost release

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 03:36 4

3. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Sprint is supposed to get it by the end of the month, and it just so happens I have a 2 year contract up in the end of July. ;) Pretty FRICKEN EXCITED!!!

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 08:22 6

9. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


I think.. I HOPE every carrier is getting it by the end of July.

-Future Attain User :)

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 10:16

19. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Me too brig me too.If it comes sooner,I'll bypass the LG Thrill for it.My Inspire is getting pretty old very quick.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 10:58 1

22. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I honestly LOVED the Samsung swype, and the ui was the best I saw (IMO), but I don't like keyboards, so I got the evo. Now this has everything in a phone that I love. And now I can run games and my livewallpapers without a hassel!! Not to mention AMOLED. ;)

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 04:28 6

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Come to the US already.....

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 04:31 2

5. Sotos73 (unregistered)


The best phone ever made!!!!!! Until the galaxy 3 !!!!!!!

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 11:29 2

26. ps316 (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


galaxy 3 is already there apollo 5801 :P ... I think you meant Galaxy S 3..... :)

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 05:34 2

6. sotos73 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)


Why always late in the us?

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 12:52 6

30. URC (unregistered)


Carriers are busy filling it with bloatware.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 14:34 3

34. rhhyr (unregistered)


It sucks but it's true. :P

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 07:55 5

7. remyrz (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


at least you are in the US.. tell me.. im in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC waiting for this sh*t from months~! U_U'

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 08:06

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


LOL I know your pain man, I know your pain....

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 23:25

57. feli_g (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


I feel your pain as well... Angola - Africa (Good thing i'm travelling to Europe this month)

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 08:49

12. jojo (unregistered)


It wud be funny once it comes to the US it don't sell a lot cuz people got tired of waiting for it and moved on to a different phone I wonder what would Samsung think? If that happened I know it probably wont but still imagine it did? Also if I does come to the US I hope it at least runs supports Lte connectivity because I live in an verizon Lte area that's also supposed to be one of the first areas to get at&t Lte whenever that happens LOL I'm probably gonna be 100 and at&t won't have Lte yet.. but still it would be nice if this phone worked on verizons Lte and the at&t version had support for atts upcoming Lte network cuz u never know when att might surprise us and turn on Lte soon.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 16:30

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


lol it would be funny but i think it will come out this month and think many people are waiting for the galaxy s2 and it should be a massive hit..to sell 3million even before releasing it in the USA is amazing...am in the UK and have the phone and i think its the best phone at the moment and to all people waiting on it, its worth waiting for.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 08:56

13. Maritza (unregistered)


I live in san juan Puerto rico and yes over claro took out the Samsung galaxy s2, great phone crappy network. I wish att would have gotten it instead cuz believe it or not over here att actually works good its not like in the states were I read online that att sucks in places like new york and san Francisco. Over here att is the best no dropped calls the most 3G coverage , its 3G coverage covers the whole island, its not just cuz I say it is u can ask anybody over in Puerto rico which is the best cellphone company? Most of them will tell u at&t.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 09:02

14. Maritza (unregistered)


@soul manager 11 telefonicapr and claro pr are the same thing. Anyways like I said it once sukz claro got this phone first than at&t.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 09:09 2

15. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Not to be a downer or anything... But The reason its selling so good is because its being released around the world, I doubt those number are going to be the same at U.S sales.
-Sent via Samsung focus( the beat Samsung phone imo)

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 11:03 5

23. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Can your focus get over 4,000 in quadrant scores? Swype? (Without paying for it), download music? Sideload apps? Customize yourself with rooting and such? You should definitely pick one of these up, kind sir. :)

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 18:32 2

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


lol how is it a downer if its sold 3 million before its even released in the USA

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 23:54 1

58. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol the beat samsung phone imo

The Galaxy S2 could run circles around your Focus.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 09:30 3

16. CLINTONW25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


THIS IS THE ONLY ANDROID PHONE I LIKE.ITS JUST TO f**kING SLICK LOL

BUT I STILL WANT MY N9 ASAP

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 09:32 2

17. sotos73 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)


The galaxy s2 we ll have it in Greece it's the best phone ever have !!!! Thanks samsung!!!!

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 21:59

46. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)


is your gov. gonna buy it for you?......lol

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