Samsung one-ups Apple iPhone 4S launch in Sydney with $2 Galaxy S II phones, sees people camping

Samsung one-ups Apple iPhone 4S launch in Sydney with $2 Galaxy S II phones, sees people camping
Samsung rented a temporary "popup shop" two doors from an Apple Store in Sydney, and started offering 10 Samsung Galaxy S II phones each day for $2, forming a queue this morning longer than the one in front of the Apple Store for the launch of the new Apple iPhone 4S.

Some of the first to get the phones Monday lined up again to get the next batch of ten on the next morning, so they have been staying there quite a while, and some are even camping outside, a feat usually reserved for iPhone or iPad launch days in front of Apple Stores.

Samsung has obviously rented the store on a short term basis for a few weeks until the dust around the iPhone 4S launch settles down, but it's unclear for how long it will keep doing this publicity stunt. Apple and Samsung are tied in a legal battle Down Under around a patent infringement lawsuit for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the judge is expected to announce a verdict this week regarding the sales and marketing of Samsung's tablet in Australia.

source: MuswellbrookChronicle via SlashGear


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36 Comments

1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

All's fair in love, war, and mobile which is kinda both ....

15. AppleFUD unregistered

true. . . and this is a classic move. . . just classic Samsung! well played. but let's face it. . . those that want and iphone are going to get one regardless of what else is on the market.

31. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

All is fair but this is bordering desperate, not gonna lie. I thought this was THE Android phone to have.

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Its quite sad actually. Their giving the impression that they're scrambling.

33. AppleFUD unregistered

I don't think it's that as much as they want apple to know that they will do whatever is necessary to hurt apple and take away sales as long as apple continues with these childish lawsuits over vague design patents. If you think Samsung is desperate than you aren't paying attention--within one year they have jumped into the Android Smartphone market to become the leader and are selling at or more smartphones than apple. They're just playing the childish game that apple started. and THE Android handset to have is the Nexus. . . it's always THE Nexus because that's the only true Android handset. All other Android handsets are OEM specific, thus all the buzz about the Nexus Prime with its 1280X720 HD super amoled plus screen, dual-core 1.5GHz, etc. ;)

35. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I definitely don't think that Samsung's a desperate company but that's the impression they're giving. From a business standpoint, I'd never sell my best device for $2 and rent a crappy shop two buildings down from Apple's glass building. Apple is not the one that looks silly. But hey, I'm sure they know what they're doing so ....

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, if you think your classy, your a bigger idiot than we previously thought.

6. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

you always sound stupid. you are a true douchebag.

8. the one unregistered

look at how ignorrant you sound there is nothing classy about you, there is nothing classy about being a lemming either, and if your talking wealthiest owners than both would lose to blackberry. Calm down its just a phone for godssake...ignorrance is bliss and so is obsession based on your comment

9. jacko unregistered

lol ur funny what u going to do when sammy bans the is**t over the 3G patents

10. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

...this guy is smoking something --_--`

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah you got the class of a rat with rabies. THE_GAME5 there are iSheep, but then there is you. You are worse than an iSheep, you are like the excrement of the iSheep, you know a foul smelling, less than human, uneducated, Mr. Hankey type of person. You know super ultra ghetto fabulous but not cool at all! lol I think I hit all the points here! lol Just keep typing your horrendous crap so we can all see your true genius! lol

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Rat with rabies??? ROFL ..... Gonna work real hard to not get you mad at me, Super EVO!!

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude the guy yesterday was completely belligerent to me, remixfa, Rory for no reason. If someone disagrees with him he gets very personal. Also he throws homophobic slurs & that is very uncalled for & disrespectful. I just call it the way it is. It you are going to act like a rat with rabies then I will call you that. lol

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

$2 SGS2 phones? they need to do that in america! lol

7. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

GET EM' SAMMY!

11. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Well done Sammy :D, do that even in Italy !

16. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Haha! Islaves are busy buying last years old phone now renamed iphone 4s in a slave zombie fashion handing over wallets and credit cards while aware people get the top smartphone os and the top android phone for almost free! The good part of the story is that these brain dead folks pumping cash out for same apple products continually is what keeps the economy going for those in awareness and freedom above them

18. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

you are absolutely right! buying smartphone once a year is just stupid!!! I should be buying a new phone every 2 months! just look, my sgs2 is already old now-guess its time for an upgrade.

21. JosephC

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

oh, you're so smart with your comebacks.. not... My sgs2 still performs much better than my friends iphone. The screen is also way too small to read anything on the iphone. 3.5 really? welcome to the last century. Heck even my Vibrant performs better than the iphone4

17. Perry83 unregistered

I think this is awesome. Ive been consistently bought hTC devices (hero, evo, evo 3d), but had the Nexus 4G. I thinks its amazing when companies do this especially in light of thier legal battle(s). Its like Samsung smacked Apple off its high horse, to me its pretty funny lol. *** i agree with remixfa, do this across the US, ill drive to get a cheap S2G2.

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Android fanboys are cheering this as a victory? Samsung is giving away their best phone and guess what? iPhone will still do double or triple it's sales. I guess this is why android touts activations and not sales lol

20. JosephC

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

no s**t this is a win. Have fun with your [seemingly] year old phone with a gimmick called siris. And get the facts right. SGS2 sold more than the iphone. Google "Samsung Galaxy S II beats iPhone sales, retains mobile crown" What? are you trying to compare a 6 month old sgs2 with iphone4s orders? How sad... GTFO to your iDied forums.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Check out yesterday's article where iPhone smashed android in benchmark tests. You're delusional if you think SGS II sells more than iPhone. Are you mad? You seem really angry. I know a new iPhone launch must be hard for you. Reality sets in and you have to cope with iPhone being a superior phone.

27. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

There are also a few benchmarks where the GS2 bested the ip4S as well. My point, each of these phones offer some pretty good performance measured in different ways. One benchmark doesn't make one phone superior to the other.

29. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

bc the 10 $2 SGS2 will really help the 1million android activations/day? Edit: Bear in mind, Google couldn't care less about sales. What's more important to them is people using their search and apps. The phones are designed to make less money so people use Google Search. Last time I checked, cheaper phones are a win for the customer...

30. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

Why do YOU even give a s**t about Apple's profit? You just make sure you get another iPhone to shove up your derriere, you pathetic queer.

22. JosephC

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

It just makes me happy to see all the fag ihomos here giving comments a minus rating. U fag really have nothing better to do, do you. Too bad I don't even know 1 single apple site, and I don't ever want to know :)

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Just so you know this is a tech site. You might be more comfortable on android central.com

26. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

There are plenty of Apple sites, but that's not why I thumbed you down. Those two words you used were very offensive and I think there is a better way to express how you feel.

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