The news comes from Yonhap News, a Korean newspaper which states that the world’ssecond-largest mobile phone manufacturer has announced that their Galaxy S II smartphone has shipped and sold over 5 million units in just under three months after launching in select countries over the world in May.
From Yonhap News:
Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s second-largest mobile phone maker, said Wednesday that it has sold more than 5 million units of Galaxy S2 smartphone in about three months since its debut.
The Galaxy S sequel, which is at the center of Samsung’s smartphone push this year, was launched in South Korea on April 29 and was released in Japan and some European countries in the following month.
The news comes under thirty days after Samsung Electronics announced that the Galaxy S II had sold over 3 million units in 55 days, becoming the company’s fastest selling phone in history.
One has to keep in mind that the smartphone in question hasn’t even seen worldwide release yet. The Galaxy S II is still some time away from being launched in the United States States meaning these figures will only increase in sheer awesomeness as time goes by.
The Galaxy S II is considered to be the fastest smartphone in the market, having a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and 1GB of RAM. It also has an 8MP camera that shoots outstanding photographs and records video at 1080p. The GSII, then, flexes its muscles on a brilliant 4.3” Super AMOLED display.
So Should Apple really worry
Apple’s smartphone sold far more quicker than Samsung’s. The iPhone 4 sold 3 million units in the first 3 weeks (that’s 21 days) whereas the Galaxy S II took nearly 8 weeks to reach the same milestone.
With iPhone 5 news heating up that can come in the way of Galaxy S 2 USA’s release and past as evidence, iPhone launch is bad for other phone competing in the same segment.