Samsung says it has sold 30 million Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II handsets globally

Samsung says it has sold 30 million Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II handsets globally
Samsung said today that it has sold 30 million copies combined of the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy S II. The former, with nearly 20 million copies sold, is the best selling mobile device in Samsung history while the latter reached 10 million units sold faster than any mobile device in the history of the Korean based manufacturer.

J.K. Shin, President of Samsung's Mobile Communication Business said, "Since itslaunch only five months ago, GALAXY SII has seen tremendous sales success andgarnered enthusiastic reviews from consumers and mobile industry watchersacross the globe. This is in addition to the continued sales momentum behindGALAXY S, which we launched at CTIA 2010 as continues to be a run-away successwith consumers," and added, "The phenomenal success of thesesmartphones once again demonstrates how the GALAXY S smartphones is setting thestandard for smart mobile technology around the world."

The Samsung Galaxy S II continues to sell well as the company's flagship handset is available now on three of the top four mobile operators in the States. Of the top four carriers, only Verizon has decided to pass up on the model. Instead, it is expected to be the first carrier to offer the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, the handset that debuts Android 4.0, some time later this year-most likely next month.

Source: Samsung

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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
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

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89 Comments

88. pkingduck

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Samsung hands down best phone maker.

70. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I would love a sammy device but it for me is too locked down with its skin and adapters.

73. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It's android dude, install a launcher or even turn off touchwiz and use stock android.

75. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

That confuses me. Samsung is arguably the best major OEM for rooting and such. Their bootloaders are (almost) always unlocked and their phones have great modding communities.

67. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This is why Apple has been suing Samsung like crazy and basically been leaving LG and Motorola alone. With the release of the SGS2, Apple knew it was going to sell and sell very well and they were afraid of that. You can say what you want and accuse them of copying, but without Samsung you wouldnt have your iPhone. Samsung makes most of the iPhone's parts, so please get over it fanboys.

54. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

As many different galaxy this and galaxy thats as there are I'm not surprised. I'm on t-mobile and there are three different galaxies available. There's multiple on sprint, verizon, att, and I'm sure hundreds of other carriers have multiple galaxies. This shouldn't surprise anyone becasue it was easy to see coming. Most of them are solid, dependable, good smartphones. However, I hate touchwiz! HTC SENSE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

63. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

there are plenty of galaxy phones but this is about the galaxy s line(top of the range)only and there is only one version per carrier..you dont see multiple versions of the gs2 on t-mobile,you see one on t-mobile,you see,one on sprint and you see one on At&t. same with when the first galaxy s there was one per carrier that including verizon..samsung deserve credit where its due cause for a android manufacturer to sell 30million with only there top end devices only is amazing considering all the other top end phones such as the desire/hd and sensation etc also available. am sure if these numbers came about for all android OEM's then we would be hearing about this from all of them.

17. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

f**k you Samsung!! I'd rather have a simple phone that was released before android existed than to buy any other products especially the galaxy s series! 3GS was released before galaxy s yet they have ios 5 and now that galaxy nexus is announced the galaxy s series dont even have gingerbread or will get ice cream sandwich. What a great way of treating your customers! And I'm sure this will happen again to the galaxy s ii, cuz Samsung just keeps releasing phones without a proper baseline spec so that future os upgrades can be applied to the phone you bought today or tomorrow. I'll never buy an android ever again! It's like an os that makes all the phone makers do a spec war and it doesn't care who wins or looses. At the end of the dAy, the consumers loose.

24. apandya27

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You might want to research your s**t. Galaxy S is already at gingerbread 2.3.5 officially. ICS hasn't been announced yet but the GS2 seems likely. The Galaxy S might make it as well. Lets see

26. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

That is interesting. I can understand the updates concerns. Samsung does have a history of some problems. But the "spec wars" really isn't fair. I mean, if you buy a GS2 today, is it really going to be so far behind the curve that you think you have to throw it away by summer? I think it will hold up well in performance. Same with the Nexus. It is kinda like the Bionic vs. RAZR. Sure the RAZR seems like a serious step up, but not so much the Bionic owners should hate themselves. It is a very good phone. I think the GS1 owners who bought last year are fine to when their contract ends in 2012. GS2 owners will be fine until 2013, don't you think? Stupid question. You don't. You are done Android. My bad.

31. apandya27

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

During the initial months of the Galaxy S, Samsung did struggle with updates. They also had their Bell Canada fiasco where the froyo update bricked a lot of phones. But since February or so they have been pretty consistent with their updating. We've been through about 5 iterations of GB so far i think, mainly because of bugfixes and stuff. My current GB ROM gets almost 40 hours of battery life on my normal usage. Trying to get that a year ago from my phone was just wishful thinking. I think they started out a bit rough in the software department as it was their first high end android phone. They do seem to be improving a lot though.

82. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ha.. u must not be in the USA. we are still waiting for the official GB update. Of course XDA has had it since like 2 months after GB came out, so if u dont have it yet, quit being lazy... lol. Samsung said that all galaxy 1 and 2 devices are on track for ICS.. just dont hold your breath expecting it soon.. lol

60. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

actually samsung have been great with updates in europe...galaxy s got gingerbread 6+ month ago. its more likely US carriers that dont allow the updates cause it always seems like US people are always complaining about samsung and its updates..

45. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A spec war means consumers WIN. Companies competing to have the best smartphone can't sit on their laurels, they've gotta keep pushing the envelope - tech keeps advancing. Our products get better and better. We win.

57. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

exactly! some one who understands how business works!

55. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Any respectable American would know that this nation revolves around business competition. If manufacturers never push the boundaries with high spec phones, phones would never move forward and no one would buy smart phones. Quit your whining and just be lucky you have a phone!

15. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Fanboys....That's one manufacturer selling one OS---Android... 30 million globally...excluding HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Pantech...so I guess that adds up to the 1 million daily activations of Android devices....

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

dont confuse solded with delivered... those have been shipped but not all of those are in the consumers hands...

13. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

lol You wrote the same at least ten times...

18. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The headline is sold, galli. Not shipped. One must belive they have sold all these units. Feel free to share if you think the story is wrong.

89. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Sammys S2 kept being the number one phone for a while in europe and other places, so I think it's going to be sold not shipped

92. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I know but when a few days ago.. they stated how many were sold millions were sold for the iphone 4s fandroids were saying.. shipped not sold... so I returned the favor.. just as they didnt think it was funny.. neither did we...

48. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Definitely...Very true. Truer words were never spoken. Solded?? WTF is SOLDED? hmm..

49. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

i guess some have yet to learn how to read before commenting

93. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

my goal is to get my point accross.. ,,ok just like people use. wtf.... lol.... I use mine and people understand me.. so i dont see a problem,... I pass my spelling at school... dats al I kare

95. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Kinda made me laugh, galli. I never point out spelling errors. I use spell check and websters. Still screw up that stupid "i" before "e" crap....

9. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

If their phones didn't feel like they were made out the the little plastic containers you get out of the quarter vending machines I would definitely consider one.

7. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

i think this is pretty good considering that theres a lot of manufacturers who sells android phones..

6. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

And that's just the beginning

29. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Do you want in on mine and Remix's bet? Samsung vs Apple Q1 total smartphone sales. If Samsung sells more I leave PA forever. If Apple wins Remix leaves forever. I'd love to get rid of you too. Do you want in on the bet?

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