Samsung Galaxy S II sales top 3.5 million in Korea alone

Samsung Galaxy S II sales top 3.5 million in Korea alone
We knew the Samsung Galaxy S II was pretty successful - the latest figures pointed to over 5 million S II smartphones sold globally, but now - as the phone is gearing up for a massive US launch (it’s already available on Sprint as the Epic 4G Touch) - data shows that it has hit 3.5 million sold units in its home market of Korea alone. To put this in perspective, it took the original Galaxy S a year to reach 3 million sold units, and growing at such pace the Galaxy S II is likely to reach 4 million by year end and become the first to go past that threshold in the Asian country. 

This is a huge part of why Samsung’s market share continues to increase in Korea, now reportedly nearing 59% as of September, up from being in the low 50s from June to July.

Daily activations of the Galaxy S II in Korea outnumber the ones for Apple’s iPhone by more than seven times. As of September 1st, Samsung reportedly has 23,000 daily activations for the S II, while only 3,000 iPhones are activated each day. But Apple is still to introduce the real competitor to the S II - the fifth-gen iPhone, and some sources suggest this is going to happen on October 4th. Are you still willing to wait for the iPhone or would you rather get the S II? Let us know in the comments below.

source: MK (translated) via AsiaDroid

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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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39 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

This is why it take too long to reach America because productions of mass marketing in their homeland first and then foreign countries.

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

It came out in Europe on time...the delay is due to your carriers wanting there own desand release date.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

very true. if it was up to samsung they would have released it world wide as close together as they could make them. its the carriers that hold the process up. why would samsung want to WAIT to sell a hot product with a high profit margin that everyone wants? lol

14. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol meant to say design and release date...US carriers have too much power and only apple seem to get there way with them..

40. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

f**k APPLE!

2. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Patriotism at its finest.

3. Droid Zombie unregistered

The iPhone wont evn match the samsung glaxy s II. The latest tablets even get outbeaten by the Galaxy S II, So far no dual core Phone has beaten it what makes the iPhone 5 special ?? worthelessits just an epensive gadget with no value..!!! get a life apple fans. You guys are stuck on an old intefecae which never evolved which is sooo unfelixble.. dont even have widgets..!! let seee..!!! cant wait to see the comparison between the two phones..!! N will be the first to talk trash againt the iPhone 5

16. pyckvi

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

Speak for ur self buddy and get a life, stop trolling. Iphone didnt get popular just because its apple. thay brought very nice features to smartphones and if it wasnt for them to show us how cool & usefull touchscreen is, there would never be android. Iphone is great but its not for me, just because you dont like it, dousnt mean it sucks. Im an android lover all the way, but even i can admit Iphone is a great phone. old interface or not, that interface is nice simple and lag free!

23. deather

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

Dude...I disagree with you TOTALLY 1. iPhone got popular because of iPODs and its apple 2. SAMSUNG, LG & MOTOROLLA Had touchscreens before but people werent so obsesed abt it until becooz ipods sold alot and the apple brand grew thus re introducing the touchscreen with iPhones made the phone sell out 3. Android may have been built for many reasons and iPhone/apple may just beee a fractiion of it 4. Im not saying it totally sucks BUT IT DOES SUCK..i see people who were iphone fans now getting android phones 5. When u say android is laggy..well fine it is ..u knw why ? THINK ?? becoz android is open source and free thus any manufacturer can decide to freely run the operating system on hardware of choice there is no standard..!! So wake up n think straight !! I own a samsung galaxy s 2 and ITS SUPER F-in FAST ..!! why ?? bcoz its running the proper hardware. if u take the iphone and run it on a 600MHz ARM CPU it WILL DEFINATELY BE LAGGY AS WELL. AFTERALL MOST PHONES COMING OUT these days are running on better hardware so the lagg should dissapear with time. Apple control and dictates what u can have or cannot have ur neever free THATS WHY I HATE and also ITS A GREEDY COMPANY its all a PATENT TROLL it neever inveted s**t in the wirelesss and telecommuncation industry unlike nokia,motorola & smasung... and now its gona sue them ?? oover a design ?? comon the tablets dont even look alike even a blind man can see that... if thats the case DELL , HP , ACER LENOVO THEY COULD AL SUE each other their computers look alike..!!! or laptop ?? U know Apple is sh***t 101% my personal opinion and to thoz who understand wat s**t is all abt...!!!

37. pyckvi

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

Yes most of what you have stated is true and i totally agree with you, like i said i love Android and i know that most manufacturers like too mess it up with bloatware. Yes htc samsung etc used touchscreen but apple was an insperation to android in allot of aspects, it showed everybody a mobile os that can have a market place with apps compatible with all os versions. and many other things that i cannot think of unlike WM 6.5 where everything was thrown around and hard to find compatability. Dont get me wrong i also hate the Iphone lol, but i do not agree with what "Droid Zombie" said " The Iphone... worthelessits just an epensive gadget with no value..!!! get a life apple fans. You guys are stuck on an old intefecae which never evolved which is sooo unfelixble.. dont even have widgets..!! let seee..!!!" i think thats a bit too far.

38. deather

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

Cool..!!! n by the way... how do uget notified tha i have replied ur post ?? As i see no notification system in phone arena..!! just curious..!!

4. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

this is not patriotism,this is hard work,pple r beginning to realise that smartphones shldnt be abt looks ba rather functionality.sgs2 all the way

5. dionddc

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

N9 is where it's at.

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Although I'm an android fan and a sgs2 owner.. I still think that the iphone with the ipad 2 processor will be a great phone nonetheless..

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Wow good comment. An android user who doesn't bash iPhone. Pretty rare around here.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Disingenuous as always, Taco? You know that plenty of us recognize the iPhone as a quality device. And that we have expressed this sentiment multiple times.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

pretty rare? i remember us all being on the last few iphone articles not bashing the iphone.. the bashing starts when some iTroll jumps in (nomrally miz, gallito, and FINALLY to a lesser extent, you taco) and starts making inflamatory comments ment to rile everyone up. Last I checked, since you stopped acting like that most of the time, the bulk of the people have been more receptive to your comments. So yea, thats pretty disengenuous.

24. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Gallito has his own......language.....usually filled with excessive.....periods......and doesn't really add anything to the.....conversation.... Taco isn't that bad either, although he doesn't seem to be commenting until some Android RULZ type idiot starts with the ridiculous "IPHONE SUXORZ, MY PHONE CRUSHES YOURZ!! LOL!!! ROFL!!!" Not a great representation of those who prefer Android, personally. The Miz just flames for the sake of flaming, but at least he doesn't have that horrible wrestling picture with the banana hammock. The overall picture for PA is certainly improving. On another note, I held the Epic 4G Touch yesterday as the first shipment finally came and a customer came to pick one up. Bottom line, that phone is lighter than I care for...I'd like a LITTLE heft to it, but for a 4.5" screen, it feels like there's no battery in it. Of course, there was a battery in it, but otherwise the phone is beautiful. 4.5" screens aren't as overly large as I'd previously thought, so pushing the screen to the furthest edges seems to do well for the dimensions

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i wanna carress its lightness! and then imma put a big case on it to care for it.. there goes its lightness, now its the perfect weight instead of too heavy. >:)

30. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

its even more rare for a fanboy sheep like you to give compliments to android instead of trolling.

8. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

iphone will always be a great phone no doubt,but sum phones are jst smarter than the iphone.apple can never beat the superamoled technology that samsung offer nor even match up to their internal hardware. if anything lets samsung phones down then i will blame android ba not samsung.

31. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Samsung is abysmal as far as updating the devices. According to that chart on this site, Samsung takes 159 days just to START the first update. The og Galaxy S STILL hasn't been updated to 2.3.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it has been updated everywhere exept america. blame the cell companies not samsung. the GalaxyS got its 2.3 update like 7 months ago... everywhere but here.

39. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

wanted to say the same...why dont people realise that if it gets updated everywhere else but US then its obvious who's at fault just incase you dont know it s the US carriers...also there are countries outside wow

10. Justsadd unregistered

samsung keep going and bring down the iphone

11. Gabegi unregistered

Its Samsung SII for me and SIII next year. Apple #Fail

15. LOL@AppleFanz unregistered

lol @ people still thinking the iPhone is "good" and iOS 5 is a DIRECT copy of Android, you thought the lawsuits were bad now, just wait till iOS 5 drops officially. No wonder Apple started sueing people early, so they could protect themselves when iOS and the lawsuits come! Windows Phone and Android FTW APPLE 4The d**k-riders and marketing brainwashed tools! THUMBS UP x 10000000!

18. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

luls you take this s**t too personally! have a life? :)

20. LOL@AppleFanz unregistered

Who's taking it personally, im just pointing out facts...Not opinions :-)

22. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Apple fans are in fact d**k riders? Sounds personal to me. Lets hope you werent at the receiving end of an apple fan cause that's what it sounds like to me :) Just phones and choices dude, calm down.

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