Samsung's sales milestone comes as competition increases with Apple in the United States and abroad. It looks as Samsung's Galaxy S II mobile phone has become a very popular seller around the world, the company announced that they have reached sales of just "over three million units in a little less than two months of hitting store shelves in May."
The company posted photos indicating the 3 million sales to Flickr on June 28 and 30. The official 3 billion announcement came yesterday.
From Samsung's Flickr account, regarding the 55 days: "Within the period, a unit of Galaxy S II was sold in every 1.5 seconds. This record shortens the record of 85 days of its predecessor Galaxy S, a ten-million global seller, by 30 days".
In a statement, within the period, JK Shin, president of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business says: "This milestone reflects the continued strong support from our carrier partners around the world who have chosen the GALAXY S II as their flagship Android device".
The Samsung smartphone was announced in February, features a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED display with 800 x 480 resolution; dual-core Samsung processor; 8-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras; Android 2.3 (Gingerbread); 1080p video recording; Bluetooth 3.0+HS; and HSPA+ network support, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy S II sales success also partly explains the ongoing patent claims and counter-claims spat going on between the companies. In its boldest move yet, Apple on July 1 requested a preliminary injunction barring Samsung from selling Droid Charge, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Simon Stanford, the Mobile managing director of Samsung UK and Ireland said "The Galaxy S II is our most advanced smartphone to date and has been a huge hit with customers. This latest sales milestone reflects how devices from our Galaxy range continue to exceed expectations, thanks to a combination of superb hardware, the latest OS and the greatest and most relevant content."
Here's the full press release:
[Source: Samsung Tomorrow (Flickr)]