Samsung has announced that three million units of Galaxy S II smartphones were sold in just 55 days, breaking the company’s sales records. It has become the company’s fastest selling smartphone, 30 days faster than what Samsung Galaxy S, the phone’s predecessor, has achieved.
The report says that for every second, two Galaxy S II smartphones are sold, and more than a third of the phones was shipped to South Korea, where the company’s headquarters are located.
Samsung Electronics spent 17 weeks at the number 1 spot in the mobile phone sales charts in the UK, and shortly after its release, the Galaxy S II jumped to third place in Switzerland. The smartphone commands a 36 percent market share in Switzerland and 30 percent in Austria.
American customers have to wait longer to get their hands on this hot item as Samsung has not released a North American release date yet. Internet reports say that Sprint will rename the Galaxy S II to Galaxy Within, and will be shipped by the end of July. A report regarding Verizon’s Galaxy S II (renamed Galaxy Function) July release date was determined to be inaccurate, so it is still unclear when the smartphone is to be released.
The phone, at 8.5mm, is the thinnest smartphone on the planet and it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It features a dual-core Samsung Exynos 4210 SoC, 16GB internal storage, 1GB of Ram, a 4.3-inch WVHA Super AMOLED screen and an 8-megapixel camera.