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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