Monday, 30 May 2011 21:33

Galaxy S II goes gangusters in Korea with superfast sales


It's not just Apple setting sales records with its iDevices, but Samsung too, which says it has sold over 1m Galaxy S II models over the course of one month, handily beating the previous record.

Although the Samsung Galaxy S II has had its Australian media launch, arriving through all the carriers over June and July, the superlative smartphone has already broken sales records in South Korea.

The news comes from the folks over at who noticed a posting over at Samsung's Flickr feed.

One of the photos celebrating 1,000,000 sales is shown below with the rest at the Flickr link above. 

The post accompanying the images states the following:

"Galaxy S 2 is literally selling like a hotcake in Korea! This Samsung's flagship smartphone released last month, and already has become a million-seller, just in a month. Samsung Electronics said on 30 May Galaxy S2 has reached the mark of 1,000,000 sold, which means it is sold every three seconds.

It has been breaking every selling record relating to cell phones in Korea. Since its release on 29th of April, Galaxy S2 passed 100,000 sold in 3 days, and 200,000 in 8 days, and reached 500,000 sold after a fortnight. This fastest 1,000,000 sold record, in particular, shortens its predecessor Galaxy S's previous record of 70 days.

The popularity of Galaxy S 2 is considered to be attributed to its 4,3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, HSPA+ 21Mbps, 8.9 slim design, along with its optimized environment for smartphone, and Samsung Electronics' customer-oriented O/S upgrades.

The Galaxy S II is clearly going to be a popular model for Samsung, with it and other premium dual-core Android handsets, along with Google, all doing their best to pre-empt whatever surprises Apple has in store for the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5.

If you're looking for a new smartphone, it certainly has shaped up to be a good year, and clearly, the year's not over yet!

Galaxy S II 1m sales from Samsung Flickr Feed

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