Samsung's Galaxy S II phone sells 5 million units

Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone hasn't launched here in the US yet but the Android-based phone is selling like gangbusters over in Europe, Japan and Samsung's home base of Korea. News.com reports that according to a Samsung statement the phone has now sold over 5 million units worldwide in just 85 days. The Galaxy S II is just entering the Chinese market this week which will likely see an increase in sales.

The Galaxy S II, based on Google's Android 2.3 operating system, has a number of impressive hardware features including a large 4.3 inch screen, a dual-core processor with speeds of 1.2 GHz, an eight megapixel camera in the back, a two megapixel camera in the front for video chat and more. The high sales of the Galaxy S II may have lead Samsung to sell a total of between 18 million and 21 million smartphone units in the quarter that ended on June 30.

The United States will soon be able to get our hands on the Galaxy S II fairly soon. The smartphone is scheduled to be made available from Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint sometime in August. All three wireless carriers will give the phone a different name. Verizon Wireless will call the phone the Samsung Function,  AT&T will name it the Samsung Attain and Sprint will put the Samsung Within label on the phone. So far there's no word on what the pricing will be like for the various versions of the Galaxy S II.

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Got mine a week ago. It's FREAKING PERFECT! ^^
Best user experience I have ever felt.

The saleswoman wanted to push me the Motorola Atrix. Suddenly, a guy showed up with a lot of just-arrived artifacts.... and there was my Samsung Galaxy S II shining like a D&D magic staff +50.

Perfect,

Got mine yesterday and couldn't be happier!

It has replaced my iPhone and I have no regrets making the switch!

Zulcun said,
Got mine yesterday and couldn't be happier!

It has replaced my iPhone and I have no regrets making the switch!


Well said!

Here in Thailand, I just bought it. It's an awesome piece of hardware. The AMOLED display is the best screen I've seen so far..... both colour and brightness... Dualcore 1.2 GHz is fast enough to do any tasks you throw at it. The phone itself is super thin and very lightweight....

Is Apple in collusion with the carriers to block Samsung? This strikes me as identical to Microsoft collusion with PC OEMs in the 1990s!

Why do the US carriers want to give it a different name? Just confuses things for consumers.

For comparison, iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million in its first day, and 3 million in just under a month. I don't understand why it's taken Samsun so long to get this into the US?

DomZ said,
Why do the US carriers want to give it a different name? Just confuses things for consumers.

For comparison, iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million in its first day, and 3 million in just under a month. I don't understand why it's taken Samsun so long to get this into the US?

you should ask Apple

Ricky65 said,
If only it ran WP7.

There's supposed to be a WP7 version, my bet is that it will be called the Focus II, or something to that effect

Gaffney said,

But it would be a better phone.

In one man's opinion maybe but what the others say is correct, it just wouldn't have been any were near as successful.

Sraf said,

There's supposed to be a WP7 version, my bet is that it will be called the Focus II, or something to that effect

Nooo... the Focus7.

thealexweb said,

In one man's opinion maybe but what the others say is correct, it just wouldn't have been any were near as successful.


I doubt that, if it had the same amount of promotion. The Samsung Galaxy S was heavily advertised in the UK, even more than Apple but WP7 has hardly had a sniff. I've not seen ANY ads for my Samsung Omnia 7.

But Nokia do a lot of advertising, with their switch to WP7 it will get more advertising exposure. There were one or two UK WP7 ads from Microsoft but they didn't mention any actual models. People prefer ads straight from the phone producer with the name attached.

WP7 had no straight UK phone put upfront, most people don't know what android is but know what a Samsung Galaxy is.

Microsoft_Bob said,

Then it wouldn't have sold 5 million units xD
Android is nice, I did like my Droid Incredible. However, WP7 is a beast in its own (with Mango). For out of the box experience, Android/ios have nothing on WP7. UI is so fluid + Xbox live integration + Zune = Win. Android has none of those services, and Apple's itunes sucks.

tsupersonic said,
Android is nice, I did like my Droid Incredible. However, WP7 is a beast in its own (with Mango). For out of the box experience, Android/ios have nothing on WP7. UI is so fluid + Xbox live integration + Zune = Win. Android has none of those services, and Apple's itunes sucks.

Droid is more powerful when customized, but WP7 is like a way better iphone, it just works.

Beyon_Godlike said,

Droid is more powerful when customized, but WP7 is like a way better iphone, it just works.

Yeah, the Incredible was awesome to tweak with, and try out new ROMS, and I still have that to play around with, but when it comes down to being a phone, it's WP7 for me.

Gaffney said,

But it would be a better phone.

Since when does software alter the specifications of hardware?

No -


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Open Minded said,
What's wrong with the screen?

Only thing I can think of is it's WVGA (800x480) while many of the newest super phones it will compete with have moved up to qHD (960x540). That said the Super AMOLED Plus screen is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous so I don't know if the loss in resolution would deter me.

Asmodai said,

Only thing I can think of is it's WVGA (800x480) while many of the newest super phones it will compete with have moved up to qHD (960x540). That said the Super AMOLED Plus screen is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous so I don't know if the loss in resolution would deter me.

My wife has the Sensation which has a higher resolution than my G2, however, there is no comparison, the G2's screen is far far far superior to hers.

Asmodai said,

Only thing I can think of is it's WVGA (800x480) while many of the newest super phones it will compete with have moved up to qHD (960x540). That said the Super AMOLED Plus screen is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous so I don't know if the loss in resolution would deter me.

Lower resolution with a crisper display anyday. Those extra couple of pixels each way dont bother me. If you used the original super amoled screen you know you cant go back to the others.

Nexus- said,
If you used the original super amoled screen you know you cant go back to the others.

Yes even with the original SuperAMOLED's problem rendering alpha blending cleanly, it's still the most vibrant display. SuperAMOLED Plus ftw!

smooth3006 said,
This will be my next phone if it comes to verizon.
This will be my next phone if it comes with Windows Phone 7.5

gzAsher said,
This will be my next phone if it comes with Windows Phone 7.5

There will be essentially a Focus II. It was revealed on engadget. Focus == SGS I (except with WP7.0).