Samsung Galaxy S II sells like hotcakes; 3 million sold in 55 days
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
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...
41. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
is it not going to bell? (random...) and what is up with samsung and their girls...
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
52. remixfa (Posts: 13901; 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.
51. Descanso (unregistered)
Does this phone come with the girls ???? It is really distracting!
2. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 29; 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
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!!!
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 :)
19. archangel9 (Posts: 230; 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.
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. ;)
5. Sotos73 (unregistered)
The best phone ever made!!!!!! Until the galaxy 3 !!!!!!!
26. ps316 (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)
galaxy 3 is already there apollo 5801 :P ... I think you meant Galaxy S 3..... :)
30. URC (unregistered)
Carriers are busy filling it with bloatware.
34. rhhyr (unregistered)
It sucks but it's true. :P
7. remyrz (Posts: 180; 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'
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
LOL I know your pain man, I know your pain....
57. feli_g (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)
I feel your pain as well... Angola - Africa (Good thing i'm travelling to Europe this month)
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.
37. taz89 (Posts: 1895; 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.
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.
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.
15. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; 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)
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. :)
42. taz89 (Posts: 1895; Member since: 03 May 2011)
lol how is it a downer if its sold 3 million before its even released in the USA
58. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
lol the beat samsung phone imo
The Galaxy S2 could run circles around your Focus.
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
17. sotos73 (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)
The galaxy s2 we ll have it in Greece it's the best phone ever have !!!! Thanks samsung!!!!
46. cnwwyo (Posts: 123; Member since: 26 May 2011)
is your gov. gonna buy it for you?......lol
18. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
Not yet available in teh us till now? that s**t has alraedy been in teh shelves for a cuople months now here in teh phillippiess..
20. baldilocks (Posts: 424; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
Would consider it if it has a higher resolution display. It's outdated already.
21. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Not at all, AMOLED makes amazing screens, and good number of the devices with the higher resolution are pentile displays which are absolute garbage.
45. Niners13 (unregistered)
Yeah if you like over saturated colors, yellow tint bleeding, burn in after a few months, s**tty white colors, etc.
It's far from perfect.
Kids are blind these days so it don't matter. Same reason they look at ugly chicks and think they are hot.
27. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)
I completely agree. Still using a WVGA resolution! Sad... When you buy a SGS2 you're already buying an obsolete phone. On the other hand, HTC has an assortment of RGB-Stripe qHD Displays which are beautiful. It's Motorola who seems to love the Pentile Matrix.
28. exo2u (unregistered)
I pretty much disagree. when i get the sgsII i look forward to the fact that it wont have to work as hard to render graphics and what not due to the lower resolution. I would like everything i do to run at 60fps and the lower res in a way makes it even a little more future proof in my eyes.
Resolution is a very general thing to go by when deciding whats better. the best thing to do is just get the screen that looks the best to you so you dont get caught up in any hype
36. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)
You're right. Going backwards instead of forwards in technological advancement is much better because it's less complicated. You've really helped me out here. I'm going to go take my 40" HD-LED TV back now for a 20" CRT Black&White... Wow... This is going to be so much easier and more convenient. I know the TV wont have to work as hard at this lower resolution and only shades of grey to deal with. It's going to be great!
38. taz89 (Posts: 1895; Member since: 03 May 2011)
lol rubbish comparison, know phone can touch the blacks on a super amoled plus and until you see it you really dont know how good it is..obvious higher resolution is nice but unless you have the screen glued to your eyes you really cant tell...hell even the iphone 3gs from an arms length is hard to tell...just read all the reviews and everyone says the amoled plus screen makes things look better and sharper...all those tech blogs cant be wrong can they...but thats my opinion and you have yours but just disagree with your comment about the screen technology is going backwords when its one of the best screen tech available.
43. exo2u (unregistered)
Lol you totally don't get what I mean, oh well
55. taz89 (Posts: 1895; Member since: 03 May 2011)
i do get what you mean but nearly every review has been saying the super amoled plus screen is the best and that they would rather have that then the higher resolution of something like the sensation.. so how can samsung be going backwords when they have the best screen, thats all am asking.
56. exo2u (unregistered)
Was replying to armageddon's childish flaming remark.
I think your confused by armageddon's flaming
59. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)
Yes, I was being sarcastic. I'm sorry. It's in my nature.
My point is, if you had to pick Super AMOLED Plus or a qHD resolution Super AMOLED Plus; What would you pick?
WVGA is a problem on the S2. It's an amazing phone, but it should have a qHD resolution to be a top tier phone, in my opinion. I'm sure the Nexus 3 and SGS3 (Three) will have qHD resolution or higher.
As for AMOLED itself I think it's great for the people who love it. My personal preference is that I don't enjoy the somewhat over saturated colors on them.
61. exo2u (unregistered)
The qhd seems to make phones run a little bit harder. its rare to see a benchmark like on the gsII where the graphic rendering part stays pretty much at 60fps the whole time. with the current hardware i dont think that it would be possible without rooting or something. Assuming that a higher resolution wouldn't effect how it runs then of course i would take a higher res over lower res any day but thats not the case with current consumer cell tech
44. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I love when idiots say a phone that's been out a few months is "outdated"
48. theo14461 (Posts: 125; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
They're just trying to find fault in something the don't have. I've owned this phone for several weeks and it's by far the best Android device out there...for now.
54. taz89 (Posts: 1895; Member since: 03 May 2011)
agree with everything you just said...if i cant have it it must be rubbish lol
24. ryq (unregistered)
this is good coz it will force apple to lower their price, increase the screen size of their next iphone to at least 4" and to offer the iphone unlocked.
32. bucky (Posts: 1199; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
i was worried about that until i got it in my hands. You will understand when you use it for 5 minutes why its the best phone out. Basically, android runs how it should on this phone.
39. taz89 (Posts: 1895; Member since: 03 May 2011)
i dont think its samsung i think is the US carriers because in the uk the galaxy s phone have had updates very quickly...the galaxy s got the 2.3 update before any other android phones including htc...my galaxy s2 has had 3 updates already...got mines with no bloatwares at all even though its on contract to t-mobile.
60. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)
Well, It didn't get the 2.2 or the 2.3 update in the US soonest because of the varying models across the US carriers. The Fascinate most specifically just barely got Froyo.
That has embittered a lot of people because in the US (For instance the Fascinate & the Epic 3G) got the 2.2 update weeks before other non-Samsung devices were getting 2.3 already.
I'm hoping with the SGS2 Samsung is better about getting new Android support updates pushed through these carriers. I think if they maintain the same form factor across the board it will be a lot easier to get updates to US phones more quickly.
33. ltr (unregistered)
Might as well save up 700 dollars unlocked.
I think the reason, from what I heard, is they want the phone to work on all 4G netowrks. ITs rumored to be AT%T first LTE phone later this summer, when AT%T launches their LTE.
35. FapDroid (unregistered)
F**k the phone, I want all three women holding it. Especially the chick with her boob ready to come out of her dress ;-P
49. cyborg (unregistered)
I have one. And trust me, it's really worth the wait. Besides the major US carriers are probably busy making their own version of SGS2. one with keyboard, one with LTE, one with 4.5in screen.
The android phone to beat until Nexus 3/Prime.
53. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)
the asian is hot, the one to the left is ugly as hell and the right one, well lets just say without her fake tits she would get no play.