The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most successful high-end Android handsets out there and now it’s got the numbers to prove it. Samsung says the Galaxy S II has sold 20 million units in the 10 months since its release in April 2011.
The number stood at 10 million already in October, and has just kept on growing since then. So overall, it looks that in the last couple of months sales have only accelerated and no wonder since the device is available across major carriers in the US.
The Galaxy S II however hasn’t yet managed to outsell the first-gen Galaxy S, which since its launch back in the dark ages of 2010, sold 22 million units.
Samsung’s big margins come from its high-end handsets like the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note, and that’s partly why their success defines the vector of the company. Still though, sales of the Galaxy S II are marginal when compared to overall smartphone sales by Samsung which reached around 36.5 million in the last quarter of 2011.
Apple managed to sell a bit more with 37 million iPhones and is currently the biggest smartphone maker in the world. Do you think that the Galaxy S II momentum could change that in Q1 2012?