Samsung hit by strong initial demand for the Galaxy S II in South Korea
The figures show that prior to the Samsung Galaxy S II launch in South Korea, Samsung has received no less than 200 000 pre-orders between last Monday and its D-Day on Friday, April 29, which, if we take into account that this country is home to some 48 million people, is a really good achievement.
As we noted in our article about the latest Samsung Galaxy S II ad, the Korean manufacturer is putting a lot of faith in its new flagship phone - the promos aside, the Samsung Galaxy S II is to be released in 120 countries.
Samsung stated that it aims to sell 10 million Galaxy S II units by the end of the year. It's yet unknown when this handset will hit shelves in the US.
1. ryq (unregistered)
this is expected. koreans are proud of their own products and samsung is very popular in korea. it is the world market especially the us,china and europe where it will be truly be tested.
2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4704; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Well it's not hard to see why, it's a vicious phone. That phone would kick the ass out of most phones that have not even been announced yet! There is only a select few who could put up a fight. Only HTC is making a phones that are in that league. This year the best phones are the HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, & all the Samsung Galaxy S II variants. HTC & Samsung are leading the way. Let's not forget LG they are also making some kickass phones too. The Atrix from Motorola was a disappointment(I think due to AT&T not marketing it well), but if anyone can jump on HTC's & Samsung's bandwagon I think Motorola can. It's only May & things should get interesting as the year progresses. I just can't WAIT for the HTC Evo 3D. That is going to be a monster of a phone!
5. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
I respectfully disagree. I think LG, Motorola have better chance at putting up fight with SGS2. The Exynos based SGS2 will handily outperform HTC Sensation, Evo 3D using inferior Snapdragon 8660 CPU. New LG, Motorola phones using Nvidia, TI OMAP processors have better chance to fight with SGS2.
6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4704; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
There was an article in Phone Arena that they did a test in the Exynos chip & it lost to the LG 3D because it was a prototype. The test done on the HTC Pyramid was done on a prototype. The results resembled what the Exynos got when they tested it as a prototype. HTC and Qualcomm WILL make changes before the phone comes out, as did Samsung. Just so you know the MSM8660 Dual-Core SoC is 1.2 GHz, it should be faster than the Tegra 2's 1.0 GHz. The Adreno 220 GPU graphics offers about two times more GPU performance than Tegra 2 as per Qualcomm, so your information is wrong. Look up the info if you don't believe me. As I said before, HTC & Samsung are the 2 top dogs, LG & Motorola can be in the same league. They just need to release a phone with at least 1.2 GHz.
9. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
I know that snapdragon 8660 runs at 1.2Ghz. But in recent test by anandtech done with Qualcomm's production ready 8660 processor overclocked to 1.5Ghz, it barely edged out Tegra2 in LG 2X running 1Ghz. At the same clock speed, Tegra2 still wins. Of source, HTC might improve the drivers in Sensation, Evo3D, but it still remains to be seen. Motorola is already preparing 1.2Ghz tegra2 in upcoming DX2. TI OMAP4 in LG Optimus 3D is another monter which beats Tegra2 LG 2X at the same clock speed.
3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
bah. i think this year you will see the rise of LG as the 3rd major manufacturer. Between the G2X the LG-3D which has monster specs that might even best the Galaxy2 in benchmarks, and whatever else they have up their sleeve.. they have a great shot of getting in the top 3.
The Galaxy2 will be the phone to beat for the remainder of the year.
4. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
I tend to agree, LG was the first to announce a 3d phone with the Optimus 3D, rebranded for AT&T as the Thrill 4G, and I don't think they're done yet. I think the top 3 manufacturers as of right now are HTC, Samsung and LG in whatever order
7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4704; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Kudos to remixfa & celljrod. I agree 100%!
HTC, Samsung, & LG. Motorola has a chance to be there too. It can very well be 1, 2, 3, & 4!
8. darkninja (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jan 2011)
Let's also not forget one huge selling point of this phone, the SAMOLED+ screen. Having a screen so big and bright with the new matrix to increase pixel density over the first gen Galaxy S, coupled with all of the top end features and slim design of this phone really do put it in a class above the rest.
Of course some other phone will always come out ahead, but right now this phone is a beast with nothing currently released able to touch it.