Samsung Galaxy S and S II sales top 30 million

Samsung Galaxy S and S II sales top 30 million
Samsung has just announced that its Galaxy S and S II are doing extremely well in sales, registering over 30 million units sold for the 20 months since the first device hit the shelves. The Galaxy S II alone accounts for more than 10 million of those - truly stunning results, solidifying the Galaxy S series as the best selling in the high-end Android world. 

It still falls short of the iPhone as the latter has been breaking sales records recently, managing to sell 1 million on day one of pre-order availability. If we are to calculate an average for Galaxy S and S II sales, it will appear that 1.5 million of those together were sold per month.

The Galaxy S is in the very core of the current legal battles between Samsung and Google as its looks bear some resemblance to the iPhone according to Apple, just as the TouchWiz skin on top of Android, which Cupertino claims copies some visuals from iOS.

Back in its day, the Galaxy S shocked with its huge 4-inch screen, but nowadays the display standard has moved upward in the Android world. Actually, it’s exactly the smaller screen on the iPhone 4S that most of you were disappointed in. In either case, sales show that both phones are doing extremely well, and it’s that very cash dollar vote that counts.

source: Cellular News via TNW

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
Galaxy S
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware , 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.5



29. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I finally had some time with this phone. All I can say is if it wasn't for the Prime. I would get this phone next. The speed and the display was incredible. Can't wait to see ICS and Prime soon.

18. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Iknow a lot of people (specially Apple Fanboys), are hurt in their orthos due to the fact that the GS2 is a wonderful handset. I just hacked my phone to 2.3.5 via odin with the latest root & kernel & this just got better. Respect the beast..... Respect to the MAX...!!!

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Try CM 2.3.7 - it rocks....

26. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I always wanna try CM7 on my desire hd, but theres no stable release yet..

15. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Congrats Sammy! I'm glad I added to the stats byafter purchasing this device a week and 2 days ago. Guess what, I'm glad I bought this house -of-power device. Super sexy and elegant beauty. Cheers Sammy!!!!

14. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

good job sammy

13. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009


12. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

considering samsung are competing with android aswel with many high end android phones available for choice,this is just that much more amazing


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Haters can say what they want but this is a great achievement

11. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

Everyone has haters, and it seems this site is filled with them.

6. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

5 Days with my T-Mobile Galaxy SII and it is running flawlessly. Zero lock-ups, GPS is 100% accurate, no lag what-so-ever, and SuperAMOLED Plus at 480x800 is not bad looking at all. Galaxy S, Galaxy SII, and oh yes I will have a Galaxy SIII.

7. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

give it more time and 20 apps later let us know if the device is still laggy-less...

9. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

I have 34 new apps installed and 6 of which are large games like Back Stab and Dungeon Defenders. Calander, Weather, Active Apps, along with 7 individual contact widgets(which are linked to FB) and Live Wallpaper and it STILL runs exactly like it did out of the box. You must be an iFanboy.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

concidering the tmobile sgs2 is the weakest sgs2 of the bunch and it still doesnt lag, that should tell you how strong the exynos powered ones. There is a reason the SGS2 just won phone of the year over the iphone. Maybe you people that think the iphone is god should step out of your box and find out why.

28. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

taco is will never change don't worry about him

27. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Six months in, almost 80 apps, and my HTC Thunderbolt is flawless and lag free. I was using BAMF Forever 1.07, but yesterday flashed to BAMF SoaB 1.02. Sense 3.5 is so much nicer than iOS. Plus, I get those 20Mbps LTE download speeds. The iPhone4/4s beats it on ppi and battery life, but that's all. With the Nexus Prime and HTC Vigor landing soon, the ppi advantage will also be lost.

23. ahmedra2ol

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 01, 2011

I have SGS2 with 250 apps and no problem at all its now with me for 5 months and it works Like a charm... . . . . .ahaa I WILL BUY Samsung Galaxy S3 too :D waiting.....

24. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

had the gs2 for 6month and have had no issues at all and have been getting timely updates...some people are just have there head up apples as* that they start making things up to make themselves feel better...

5. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Congrats Samsung! Competition is great.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Simple knockoffs don't do this well. Samsung made a great series of phones in their own right.

16. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Small correction....."Samsung made a great series of copy cat phones"

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You've seen the Captivate, right? Tell me, apart from the app icons/launcher, what about that phone looks anything like the iPhone?

25. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

You guys probably won't be saying that if Apple didn't sue Samsung about it. They might be similart in form factor but to me they look very different. Have some common sense.

3. Dave FL unregistered

When we went to the ATT store yesterday to order my wifes iPhone4S, I thought it looked old and boxy with its square edges. Thought the Galaxy looked much more sexy.

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung Galaxy SII will reach 60 millions sell World wide by next year if no lawsuits by rotten Apple.

1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

most people prefers non techie and easy to use phone like the iPhone.. so this is not a surprise at all..

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