You may have realized by now that Samsung’s super smartphone, the Galaxy S II is pretty special. If you haven’t realized maybe the news we have for you here will open your eyes to just how amazing the device must be, as it has just become the company’s fastest selling smartphone ever.
Samsung has managed to shift over three million of the advanced handsets and just fifty-five days after it released in the UK. It beat its predecessor, the Galaxy S’s record by almost a month as that smartphone did not manage to reach the three million mark until eighty-five days after it was launched.
What’s most significant about these sales is the Galaxy S II is still yet to officially launch in North America. That means the great folk of the US are yet to experience the thinnest smartphone on the market for the moment, at just 8.49mm, which also features a 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
As far as competition goes as from the likes of the iPhone 4, the Galaxy S II has already proved that it can hold its own, knocking the Apple device of the top in the UK sales charts when it launched and still maintains the top spot now. One of the reasons for the success in sales is thought to be the Android’s vulnerability to hacks. It provides an attractive incentive when choosing a smartphone particularly for those wanted to jailbreak their devices.
It appears the UK is not the only country in the world where the Galaxy S II has had a successful launch. As we previously explained to you, sales in Korea reached the one million mark just a month after the device was released there, selling 100,000 of them in the first three days. That’s an average of one purchased every three seconds which is a phenomenal amount but made to look slow compared to the UK average of one every one and a half seconds.
Rumors of a North American launch for the device have been circulating like crazy recently. Canada expects to launch the Galaxy S II July 14th. It will be supported by SaskTel, Virgin Mobile and Bell. As for the US, most of the rumors have been surrounding which carriers will be supporting the smartphone, with no official launch date for any of them so far. Will you be purchasing the Android device once it launches in North America?