Samsung Galaxy S II - “only” 5 million units sold so far

Samsung Galaxy S II - “only” 5 million units sold so far
Remember when we reported that more than 6 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S II could have been shipped over the past three months or so? Well, it turns out that the estimate was a bit exaggerated, yet that milestone is not that far from being reached. It was officially announced by Samsung just recently that sales of the Galaxy S II have already surpassed the 5 million mark.

Bear in mind that this number reflects only the amount of Galaxy S II smartphones shipped to retailers and carriers, or in other words, units that have probably not all made their way to the pockets of end customers. Nevertheless, it is quite impressive that Samsung's flagship is actually selling faster than its predecessor – the Galaxy S, which had sold “only” 3 million units over the same amount of time after its debut.

If the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S II keep on accelerating at today's pace, and they most probably would as the smartphone is expected to launch in the US pretty soon, the ten millionth unit should fly off the shelf by the end of September. Should the latest rumors turn out to be correct, Verizon could be the first carrier to bring the smartphone to American soil, yet AT&T and Sprint will get their own versions soon after.

Thanks, Ron!

source: Samsung Tomorrow (translated) via OLED Info

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)



1. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

im so close to rooting my eris lol

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and dont forget, by this time, the original galaxyS was availible world wide. This bad boy still isnt availible in america for some stupid reason!

13. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

damn carriers

15. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Maybe because of Samsung's half assed effort of their last Galaxy phones?

2. dindaniana unregistered

We were knowing that Galaxy S2 screen was buggy. We also know now that sales figures for the SGS2 are also buggy.

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung Galaxy S II is not a perfect smartphone, you just have to test, play and compare it first before you buy it. But I love the specs. and I will play with it when it arrive at the Verizon Store. Samsung Galaxy S II have only 8mp camera while other smartphones go up to 13mp, may be Samsung think phone camera is not a stand alone camera or camcorder and people seem to change their phone every 2 years while stand alone camera people keep it for a very long time.

4. alecgale

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

what phones have a 13 mp camera because i can't think of any that are out yet

5. realist unregistered

Because we all know the megapixel is huge when deciding which camera is better on a phone. The HTC Evo 4G has an 8 megapixel compared to the iPhone 4's 5 megapixel, but anybody who has used both will tell you that the iPhones camera is far more superior than the Evo's. I think hes referring to one of the windows phones that will be coming out?

6. dandirk unregistered

Yeah I think they say that anything above 5 mp is mostly a waste for average point and click uses. The higher the mp, the smaller the area you can crop and enlarge with out perceived image loss/pixelation. The more fancy editing you can do... which most people don't do. It is sad but unfortunately the uneducated consumer (regarding mp/cameras), drive investment into expensive but low quality high MP, when they could be actually improving the lens and other junk to improve quality.

8. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

CMOS size would be a better indicator of performance rather than megapixels at this point...

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay- for those of us with training wheels on - what does "CMOS" stand for, and how do you find that on a cell phone's spec sheet?

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

CMOS is an acronym for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. On your computer, it hold you BIOS or basic input/output system. The language for the keyboard, mouse, monitors, etc. I guess since the camera is an input source, that's why corps is saying the size matters. I knew that A+ training would come in hand someday.

7. dandirk unregistered

I still hope verizon gets this as the rumored date... Looks like august/Sept will see a lot of good phones. Bionic Function iPhone 5

9. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Had they brought it to the US already, I would have personally bought that missing million units from the estimates. :D Can't freakin wait for the day SGSII comes to US soil!

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

ONLY 5 MILLION???? Well, it's a flop than. Geez. How do they stay out of the red on that balance sheet!!

14. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Also, take note that only 3 million units made its way to users. The other 2 million is only "shipped" to stores. So a portion of it may have been sold, and a portion of it are still sitting in stores.

21. Fun2us2do unregistered

Yes. I agree. It is exactly was this article was saying.

17. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

This is shipped numbers so sales could be totally different

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

The story should read 5 million iPhone knock offs SHIPPED overseas.

20. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

lol, well said.

19. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

you fools just wait for the iphone 5. Why waste ur money i this trash #androidfail

22. Fun2us2do unregistered

Don't forget that one year ago, activations for ANDROID smartphones were 160000 a day. 2 months ago, we had 550000 activations a day announced (just 4 weeks after announcing 500000 activations a day). We certainly should have much more than 600000 ANDROID activations a day now (and at least 95% are smartphones). So it is not a so great performance. And in market share, SGS2 should be much much lower than Galaxy S.

23. Virt unregistered

Hats off to Samsung, Android phones are gaining popularity. Still Samsung has its competition with HTC, Motorola and others making great devices. Android device security is important – I recommend 2x mobiledevicemanager Download at or from the Android Market

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