Samsung's Galaxy S II sells 10 million units

Last July, Samsung announced that its Galaxy S II smartphone had sold 5 million units worldwide in just under three months. The sales success has apparently continued even as the Android-powered smartphone is just beginning to be sold here in the US. Now it seems that sales of the phone have actually accelerated since that previous announcement. On Sunday, Engadget reports that a press release from Samsung stated that the Galaxy S II has now sold 10 million units worldwide since its launch last April.

The US versions of the smartphone are just beginning to be sold here in the US after being announced at a press event by Samsung in August. Sprint launched its version of the device, under the name the Samsung Galaxy II Epic 4G Touch, on September 16 for $199 with a two-year contract. The Sprint version has a 4.5 inch screen. However, AT&T's version of the smartphone, due out on October 2, will have a slightly smaller 4.3 inch screen. It will also be sold for $199 with a two year contract. T-Mobile is supposed to offer its own version of the Galaxy S II but pricing and a release date have yet to be announced.

While the US versions of the Galaxy S II all support the 3G wireless networks of the carriers, Samsung has already announced plans to offer a version of the smartphone that will connect to the faster LTE-based wireless networks. Today the company also announced the Samsung Galaxy S II HD that will have a larger 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720. Those two phones will first be released in Korea but the company has yet to announce a US release.

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really dont understand why Verizon is not carrying this phone.... I wonder if it has to due with the problems they had with the Fascinate

So tempted to upgrade from my Captivate, but I fear my wife would kill me. Then again, I could almost cover the upgrade cost with what I'd get on E-bay. Hmmm, decisions, decisions...

I've got a dell streak, love it! So it's going to be this or the Note for me...that is if the carriers in the USA will ever get it.

Gaara sama said,
You are 100% right it doesn't surprised me at all , it's an amazing device Awesome and run great fast as usual Android .

Fast doesn't do it justice, it blazes through anything I throw at it!

Really cool figure! Does this make it the second best selling smartphone in the world after iPhone 4?

Hardcore Til I Die said,
Not surprised, it's an amazing device

Agreed, I love my SGS 2 ... My only complaint is that the battery life is atrocious!

Ently said,

Agreed, I love my SGS 2 ... My only complaint is that the battery life is atrocious!

Really?!

I get amazing battery life out of mine... well, amazing compared to my HTC Desire, which was atrocious.

Here's a post of mine on another forum about my battery life:

Had my phone off charge from 6:30am yesterday until around 1am this morning.

2 hours display on, 50 minutes GPS, 20MB data use (web browsing / apps).

Phone was still on the lower end of a green battery. I didn't actually check the percentage but I would guess it was around 25% ? It was before the low battery warnings.

+ took 20 photos.

I actually have to deliberately drain the battery if I want to drain it completely.

Hardcore Til I Die said,
Not surprised, it's an amazing device


And the sales alone is the reason Apple wants to stomp them into the ground. It may be a little of the infringement on design, but mostly those sales. If LG or HTC were to rip off the design they wouldn't really care because the sales aren't so close to apples. They are the only company with android that can compete with Apple on a global scale.

Nexus- said,

And the sales alone is the reason Apple wants to stomp them into the ground. It may be a little of the infringement on design, but mostly those sales. If LG or HTC were to rip off the design they wouldn't really care because the sales aren't so close to apples. They are the only company with android that can compete with Apple on a global scale.

Agreed. I've made no secret of the fact that I think the SGS2 and iPhone 4 look very similar, but like you say Apple isn't pursuing other companies through the Courts anywhere near as hard as it is Samsung.

They are scared.