Samsung Galaxy S2 Hits 20m Mark

Last year saw Samsung became the largest seller of smartphones in the world, selling 95 million smartphones in the 12 months to the end of 2011. And Samsung has revealed that part of that success was the huge volume of sales for its flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S2.

The phone initially launched in the company’s home country of South Korea last April before launching in Europe in May and finally in the US in September. The phone which outsold the iPhone 4 last summer, hit the 10m mark by October and in the last four months has doubled that figures, showing that its popularity has held up well.

Apple, which was the second largest smartphone seller last year selling 93m units, relies solely on its iPhone models, while Samsung has a much more diversified range of smartphones, based on the Android operating system.

Samsung is set to launch a number of new phones at Mobile World Congress, including the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy mini 2, but will not be launching the update to the Galaxy S2.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is set to feature a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel camera on the rear, the same 4.3in AMOLED screen as the current version and it will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

With Samsung looking to bring the European and American launch dates for its flagship phone closer together, it will launch the S3 later in the year and considering the Galaxy S2 is continuing to maintain such high sales figures, Samsung will be in no rush to replace it.

Source: Reuters

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