Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 10 million sold mark with no help from the U.S.

Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 10 million sold mark with no help from the U.S.
It took the Samsung Galaxy S II one less month than the original model to reach 10 million in sales. And that total, compiled over 6 months, does not include any sales from the U.S. where the phone only recently was launched on Sprint as we reported. Considering the pent-up demand for the phone Stateside, and the great response that those who purchased the Samsung Galaxy S II, Sprint Epic 4G Touch have had to the device, the 10 million sold figure is going to rise sharply by the time Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T are all done selling the device in the States..

Earlier this month, we told you that in Samsung's own backyard (Korea), the phone had sold 3.5 million units and daily activations of the phone outnumbered those for the Apple iPhone by 7 to 1.  According to Samsung, globally sales of the phone have doubled over the last 8 weeks from a total of  5 million units sold, which is quite an amazing pace. JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's mobile Communications Business said, "In just five months the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the Galaxy S II as their device of choice have driven the device‚Äôs strong market position globally."

As we informed you, the AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II will be launched on October 2nd for $199.99 with a signed 2 year contract. This version has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display and a 1.2GHz Exynos dual-core processor under the hood. Sprint's already launched version has the same processor with a larger 4.52 inch screen. T-Mobile has yet to disclose a launch date for it's version of the phone which will have a 4.52 inch display, but is rumored to offer a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip inside.

source: Samsung

The U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, not included in the 10 million units already sold; from L to R, AT&T's model, Sprint's Epic 4G Touch and T-Mobile's variant

The U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, not included in the 10 million units already sold; from L to R, AT&T's model, Sprint's Epic 4G Touch and T-Mobile's variant


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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)

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136 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

It's just as taco predicted! All of us "Phandroids" are weeping because of the poor sales of the GS2. Only 10 million sold! This must be the biggest flop in cell phone history, huh? Right below the Kin phones. Oh, the agony. Sniggly, remix, Evo...what are we going to do??? Whyyyyyyy????!!!!

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and that doesnt even count a single american sale. not too shabby for a "flop".. lol

96. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Let's wait till next year then let's add the american sales on what kind of fail our SGS2 is. iPhones suck.

115. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple will sell that in less then a month... besides the SGSII was been out since June?... wow it doesnt take much to impress you guys... cant believe there still picking on the iphone4 that has been out about a year an a half ago... hmmm just give it a week and see those 10 millions fall within a month... and with no help from any other country... just in the US...

3. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

10 Million is a lot with all of the other android phones that you can pick from an the phone is not cheap an also not sold in USA

14. Dreamep unregistered

Actually it is sold in the USA - international unlocked version.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

I propose that as a symbolic action of our agony - we go to the nearest Apple store and burn it down. And then laugh all night. :)

10. brant

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

I think the USA can add at least 5 mill to that number... Android growth as whole is just impressive.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im willing to bet they pass 20 million sold before they discontinue it.. maybe 30. Not bad for a phone that has 100 other choices with the same OS to compete with. I wonder what it would be if they only had 1 phone.. oh yea, 550k activations a day. woops.. lol

4. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

glad i could be one of those sales :) one of the best things i could buy :)

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

as i said android manufacturers seem to be getting better at it, Samsung has learned from some of his past mistakes and developed a better campaign and a much better support for some of its flashgrip devices, hopefully the lead programs helps them update those devices faster and give better support

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

if HTC blinks for a second they might become second place in the ranks of android manufacturers

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they already are. saleswise, Samsung has been the #1 manufacturer for the better part of a year. They are just about to over take apple as the #1 smartphone maker.

136. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Well not too fast the real test about that great support that your talking about it'll be when how long it'll take Samsung to update all these millions of sold phones to ICS, nice sales but after the sale Samsung is not the best and you all know that, just saying

5. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Still Rocking my original SGS an still happy Samsung>Apple

81. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yep, I have my Captivate with 2.3.4 and a ton of free games and other cool crappolla......

7. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

lol taco, where are you? i know this is gonna be hard on you, it got 10 million sales, but... not a single one in the US. Considering many people will get it, i expect that number to only get higher :D

8. edpad90

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Getting mine on sunday!!!! I really want to see the number sales in USA once all of them have dropped to their respective carrier.

9. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

10 million with out Any US sales is amazing...to sell that many with all the other great android phones is great just imagine if this was the only high end android phone...the sales would be even more spectacular....no wonder apple want them banned...it all makes sense.

12. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

I never understood why ppl care so much about what an item sells. You get no profit from it. If you like the item, then great. Support it. I like apple and Android and I will be getting the gs2 for ATT next week and the next iPhone. I could care less what either sell.

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Considering that there are so many highend android device..for the gs2 to reach 10 million is amazing...imagine this was the only available high end android device...it would have sold even more...that's why iPhone reaches such sales each quater because if you want ios you have to get iPhone where as if you want android you can get any number of devices...thats what makes this even more amazing...

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

This is a dumb argument. iPhone competes with android phones just like android phones compete with each other.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and if there was just 1 android phone, it would be selling 550k devices a day.. more than double what the iphone is activating at.

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

If there was only one android it wouldnt eve be close to that number that's where your logic is faulty. The reason google is taking the multiple manufacturer approach is that it gives them volume. I'll give you an example. Let's say Apple started letting other manufacturers use iOS. Don't you think total sales of iOS would go up?

29. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Don't forget, the OG Droid outsold the the iPhone when it hit VZW. So your argument doesn't hold water either. And if Apple were allowed other manufactures to use iOS, I don't think it would do too well. Simply because it wouldn't be an iPhone. Many people want the status that come with having that Apple logo on their phones.

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

No it didn't.

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The original Droid hit the 1 million mark faster than the original iPhone did. So yes, it outdid the original iPhone's numbers.

33. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So was the original droid the first android phone?

95. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The original Droid was not the first Android phone, but it was the first one that had a significant push as an iPhone killer. Up until then Android did its own thing, and then there was a marketing blitz from Verizon for the Droid. They hadn't put that much effort into marketing a phone since the original Storm. And the iPhone wasn't the first mobile Apple device, btw. I remember when it came out; Apple was already famous for the iPod line, and had singlehandedly blasted apart the MP3 player market. So by that point Apple already had a lot of visibility, and people expected the iPhone to be pretty kickass as well, considering the features it had compared to a normal run of the mill flip phone of the time. So there was a lot of expectation and hype surrounding it. Now, on the other hand, even without a media frenzy surrounding it, the G1 racked up 1 million sales in about six months itself. The original Droid sold 1.05 million units in the same amount of days as the original iPhone took to reach 1 million flat. Granted, by then the 3GS had sold 1.6 million in its first week, but the Droid did the job of bringing Android into the spotlight as a great alternate OS to iOS and Blackberry OS.

116. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Sniggly perfect that you brought the Droid up... yes they marketed well the Droid. it sold well .. but where is the Droid brand now?... if verizon wants to sell a phone they put they Droid brand even though is crappy phone like the Droid Charge.. back in 2007 the Droid meant something.. now that they milked it .. Droid means nothing... and hardly sells... so yes it sold more faster than the iphone.. but the iphone is still standing.. where is Droid now?... the mother of al machines..... you are about to meet .. the daddy of all machines.....in a week

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