Samsung Galaxy S II sells like hotcakes; 3 million sold in 55 days

Samsung Galaxy S II sells like hotcakes; 3 million sold in 55 days
It is one thing for everyone to proclaim that the Samsung Galaxy S II is the hottest smartphone around the globe. It is another to actually have the stats that back it up. According to Samsung, 3 million units of the Galaxy S II have been sold in just 55 days making it the fastest selling phone in Samsung's illustrious history. That beat out the 85 days that it took the original version of the handset to ring up 3 million in sales. At the current rate, a new Samsung Galaxy S II finds an owner every 1.5 seconds. In the U.K., Samsung has been the top selling handset manufacturer for 17 straight weeks.

As amazing as that sounds, we have to take into consideration that the device is not yet available in the U.S. where cell phone fanatics are eagerly awaiting the launch of the phone. As we reported, the device is expected to be available on 3 of the nation's top 4 carriers as the Samsung Function (Verizon), Attain (AT&T) and Within (Sprint).

While American citizens wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II, the demand for the phone grows sharply as the handset reaches almost mythical proportions in the States. And while that might have been Samsung's game plan all along, the unit obviously has done quite well overseas. Well played, Samsung. The goal Samsung set for itself to sell 10 million units this year certainly seems like it will be eclipsed very easily, especially if the U.S. launch happens as expected.

source: Flickr (Samsung) 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. spectre1006

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Would of sold faster if it was in the us.... I'm just bitter. I want that phone...

41. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

is it not going to bell? (random...) and what is up with samsung and their girls...

50. spectre1006

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

The thing is it is going to.... if they started out with a worldwide release including the US, the s2 would of dominated way more as far as sales go. They didn't need test markets for this

52. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i would assume its more of a supply constraint with exynos processors than "test markets" Gotta remember, a large chunk of their maufacturing capacity goes to apple atm.

51. Descanso unregistered

Does this phone come with the girls ???? It is really distracting!

2. pimpollofelice123

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

i really want that phone but at the time it comes out (if ever does) it will be a little too late cuz maybe the GS3 will be almost release

3. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Sprint is supposed to get it by the end of the month, and it just so happens I have a 2 year contract up in the end of July. ;) Pretty FRICKEN EXCITED!!!

9. AndroidOS

Posts: 100; Member since: Jun 21, 2011

I think.. I HOPE every carrier is getting it by the end of July. -Future Attain User :)

19. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Me too brig me too.If it comes sooner,I'll bypass the LG Thrill for it.My Inspire is getting pretty old very quick.

22. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I honestly LOVED the Samsung swype, and the ui was the best I saw (IMO), but I don't like keyboards, so I got the evo. Now this has everything in a phone that I love. And now I can run games and my livewallpapers without a hassel!! Not to mention AMOLED. ;)


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Come to the US already.....

5. Sotos73 unregistered

The best phone ever made!!!!!! Until the galaxy 3 !!!!!!!

26. ps316

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

galaxy 3 is already there apollo 5801 :P ... I think you meant Galaxy S 3..... :)

6. sotos73

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 03, 2011

Why always late in the us?

30. URC unregistered

Carriers are busy filling it with bloatware.

34. rhhyr unregistered

It sucks but it's true. :P

7. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

at least you are in the US.. tell me.. im in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC waiting for this sh*t from months~! U_U'

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL I know your pain man, I know your pain....

57. feli_g

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

I feel your pain as well... Angola - Africa (Good thing i'm travelling to Europe this month)

12. jojo unregistered

It wud be funny once it comes to the US it don't sell a lot cuz people got tired of waiting for it and moved on to a different phone I wonder what would Samsung think? If that happened I know it probably wont but still imagine it did? Also if I does come to the US I hope it at least runs supports Lte connectivity because I live in an verizon Lte area that's also supposed to be one of the first areas to get at&t Lte whenever that happens LOL I'm probably gonna be 100 and at&t won't have Lte yet.. but still it would be nice if this phone worked on verizons Lte and the at&t version had support for atts upcoming Lte network cuz u never know when att might surprise us and turn on Lte soon.

37. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol it would be funny but i think it will come out this month and think many people are waiting for the galaxy s2 and it should be a massive sell 3million even before releasing it in the USA is in the UK and have the phone and i think its the best phone at the moment and to all people waiting on it, its worth waiting for.

13. Maritza unregistered

I live in san juan Puerto rico and yes over claro took out the Samsung galaxy s2, great phone crappy network. I wish att would have gotten it instead cuz believe it or not over here att actually works good its not like in the states were I read online that att sucks in places like new york and san Francisco. Over here att is the best no dropped calls the most 3G coverage , its 3G coverage covers the whole island, its not just cuz I say it is u can ask anybody over in Puerto rico which is the best cellphone company? Most of them will tell u at&t.

14. Maritza unregistered

@soul manager 11 telefonicapr and claro pr are the same thing. Anyways like I said it once sukz claro got this phone first than at&t.

15. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Not to be a downer or anything... But The reason its selling so good is because its being released around the world, I doubt those number are going to be the same at U.S sales. -Sent via Samsung focus( the beat Samsung phone imo)

23. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Can your focus get over 4,000 in quadrant scores? Swype? (Without paying for it), download music? Sideload apps? Customize yourself with rooting and such? You should definitely pick one of these up, kind sir. :)

42. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol how is it a downer if its sold 3 million before its even released in the USA


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol the beat samsung phone imo The Galaxy S2 could run circles around your Focus.


Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011


17. sotos73

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 03, 2011

The galaxy s2 we ll have it in Greece it's the best phone ever have !!!! Thanks samsung!!!!

46. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

is your gov. gonna buy it for you?

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