We were very taken with the Samsung Galaxy S II when we looked at it in May, and it is therefore no surprise to see that three million of them have been sold in less than two months.
When we reviewed the original Galaxy S we were also impressed but had a couple of quibbles with the build quality and battery life. That model sold very well with three million units being sold in 85 days and over ten million units selling in total. Now the updated version has smashed that record selling three million units in just 55 days and in the process becoming the fastest-selling handset in the company’s history. The rate of sales has been calculated by Samsung at one unit being sold every 1.5 seconds since the phone launched – which is pretty brisk however you look at it.
It has also emerged that the Galaxy S II has been the UK's most popular phone for the past two months beating the iPhone 4 into second place. The statistics are from price comparison site, uSwitch, which takes into account both actual sales and online interest, making the table more like taking the pulse of the UK mobile phone market for each given month. Samsung said that in the UK, it was the most sold mobile phone brand for 17 straight weeks. While the Galaxy S II may have kicked the iPhone 4 off top spot, it is worth remembering that Apple’s handset is over a year old and will soon be replaced by the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S).
Samsung will be hoping that its latest smartphone will go on to the success enjoyed by its predecessor and sell over 10 million units and with the phone only launching last week in Latin American markets, it seems destined to succeed.
Source: Samsung (Flickr)