Samsung’s Galaxy S II smartphone has sold more than 10 million devices in less than 6 months
Samsung has sold 10 million units of its popular Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide, including 5 million in just the last two months.
The top Google Android handset OEM, which is locked in patent infringement suits with Apple in court over its Android handsets and tablets, began selling the Android 2.3.4 “Gingerbread”-based S II last April in Korea.
The handset, which employs a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor, sold 1 million units in that country in less than a month, and 3 million in 55 days.
Proving that this wasn’t just some aberration in a single country, Samsung reported in July that it sold 5 million Galaxy S II handsets in 85 days, spanning in South Korea, Japan and some European countries. This all happened before the handset launched in the US.
Samsung actually hit the 10 million unit sold mark with minimal US sales, as the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch from Sprint has only been on the market since 16 September.
With 10 million sales in roughly 6 months, the SII is on pace to shatter sales of the original Galaxy S line. That family, Samsung’s first high-end Android phones, sold over 10 million units total in the US in 2010, including one device each by Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.