Samsung Galaxy S outsells the iPhone in S Korea

Samsung Galaxy S outsells the iPhone in S Korea
The Samsung Galaxy S has been a huge success for Samsung and recent sales figures come to confirm that Sammy managed to deal with the tough competition from Apple's iPhone in its homeland and outsell it in the first six months after the release of the Galaxy S. The handset was the first one to pass the 2 million threshold for cell phone sales in South Korea. In comparison, the iPhone has sold 1.8 million units since its launch in November 2009.

The Samsung Galaxy S is not only a huge success for the Korean manufacturer, but also a great promoter of Android. It might be the first Android device to reach sales of 10 million units worldwide as just a week ago sales went over 9.3 million devices. Apple's iPhone 4 was still way ahead, however, with some 14 million units sold until the end of October only.

Samsung has also completed its ambitious target of 1 million sold Galaxy Tabs. The 7-inch tablet recorded robust sales of 100,000 units in South Korea only.

source: The Chosun Ilbo via UnwiredView

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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



8. Viru Bhai unregistered

Thanks to Samsung.... they launched another iphone like device and anyone can own it in any country without jailbreak hussles. Though I use iphone, I'm fed up of unlocking, jailbreking and reinstalling software. copying files from my pc to iphone is still a tough task for me! Thanks Samsung!

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have to rely on XDA for my 2.2 and 2.3 updates....

6. guyverv unregistered

now if only the could get the firmware updates out timely. of course with sales figures like these, what would be the incentive? people keep buying them anyway

5. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

At least Korea is smart enough to realize the iPhone is SHIT.

4. tonetone956 unregistered get informed

3. captain obvious unregistered

isn't samsung a korean company? this would prob make sense because it's almost like american buying ford products because it's made in the U.S. samsung does make great products but this article surpsises me

2. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Horay! Ive purchased 3 galaxy s phones this year :-)

1. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

And the phone could sell more if it were only for a couple of things...

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