Galaxy S II

Back in July Samsung announced that it had sold 5 million Samsung Galaxy S II units already, and it was only available overseas, and that they predicted they would hit the 10 million mark ahead of what the original Galaxy S did. Well, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S II has hit the 10 million mark in only six months, one month quicker than the original did, and that is without any of the US sales. As we know they just started selling the Sprint version, and the AT&T variant is due out Oct 2, so how long until we see them annouce that 15 million have been sold?

Full presser's after the break.

SEOUL, Korea – September 25th, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.

The GALAXY S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone device - a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched Super AMOLED Plus viewing experience with powerful performance, all on Android, the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes Samsung’s four content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

“Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in - and commitment to - the smartphone market” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.

“In just five months the GALAXY S II has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the GALAXY S II as their device of choice have driven the device’s strong market position globally.”


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Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy S II moved so far, beats previous record by one month


That is really impressive, although I am not surprised since it's truly great phone. Just don't tell Apple fanboys, they might have a stroke from the anger. Just kidding :P

what are you referring as no support, updates? because if so then your not aware Samsung galaxy S2 devices in Europe have been getting a lot of updates, and the slow updates in the US was not once again Samsung's fault, it was the Carriers themselves which decided not to release it earlier. Anyway it seems like you need to inform yourself.

I`ll disagree with you,on this issue! Am on Sprint network and I had Samsung devices before,No update for at lease first eight month if we`re luck, so the other carriers, like VZW AT&T T-Mobile,and Sprint kept it behind door. I don`t believe that for a second.
if so, than explain why the carriers releasing early updates from HTC all the time! Samsung will known for lacking update followed by Motorola too. DO your math.

You might be right that the late updates people were getting were all Samsung’s fault (I personally am unsure who’s to blame). Samsung did, however, promise at the last Mobile World Conference (I think it was there) that they, along with a bunch of other manufacturers, would release timely updates for their future devices. If you’re right about Samsung being to blame, given this new promise, perhaps people should give Samsung a chance to make good on their promise rather than fixating on issues they had in the past; after all, the SGSII is a pretty awesome device.

Well outside the US the galaxy line have been getting regular and timely the your carriers have to take some blame...example the galaxy s outside the US hot the gingerbread update like 6month ago...if it was a Samsung issue then updates would be coming late everywhere...I just think your carriers have too much power and like to decide the release date of phones and update otherwise you 2 would have had the gs2 back in April when it was released like everyone else and not 5 month late.

Rogers (the Canadian equivalent of AT&T)released the gingerbread update for the their captivate, so what is stopping AT&T.

Note: Rogers and AT&T are identical except for the carrier branding.

Your spot on with what you say. I had a SGS and updates came regularly, so I'm expecting the same service for my SGS II.

You can't please everyone all of the time. Some you can't please at all!

oh boy, here we we have to be subjected to ya negativity. There are other threads and posts for your negative sentiments.

IT will be interesting to see how the Galaxy Note does when it is released. I think that one is in my sites.

If you're in the US, it's worth noting (pun intended) that Samsung currently has no plans to release the device in that country.

First off when you get a phone, don't expect updates. Buy it for what it is at the time you buy. If the next year of a car comes out with an improved radio should you get it. Thats a big problem with some people is they expect phones to be updated and updated often.

I wasn't really looking for GB. I just wanted the system it had on it to work right. That was too much to ask I guess.

I love my SGS2. I get my updates via custom roms, network operators here in south africa very rarely if ever offer updates to firmware on any device.

I've always loved Samsung and am proud to support them and my other favourite company Google.

If you want updates.....Get a Nexus device...Easy as Pie. As far as the carriers they are all playing with their costumers emotions. ALL OF THEM. no matter how you put it we are all getting SCREWED!!!!

I love my SGS2. I was wary of Samsung, rightly so, but the SGS2 has changed my mind. Its lightening fast, has good battery life, lovely screen, tough and durable build and its really light.
As for updates, its a US problem. I updated mine on 19th Aug and as of today (26 sept) im now 2 updates behind! Still looking for a ROM i prefer with the newer builds.