Samsung's Galaxy S II "Gingerbread" smartphone sold 1 million units in Korea in a month, the company said May 30. Moreover, Samsung is targeting the Galaxy S III for an early 2012 launch.
it has sold more than 1 million Galaxy S II handsets in Korea in one month,
selling one every three seconds.
selling the Galaxy S II, which runs
Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" on a 4.3
inch Super AMOLED Plus (Super active-matrix organic LED Plus) screen and 1.2GHz
processor, April 29 in its home country.
phone went on sale, it's been selling "like a hotcake," in Korea, Samsung
said in a press statement
May 30. The company added:
been breaking every selling record relating to cell phones in Korea. Since its
release on 29th of April, Galaxy S2 passed 100,000 sold in 3 days, and 200,000
in 8 days, and reached 500,000 sold after a fortnight. This fastest 1,000,000
sold record, in particular, shortens its predecessor Galaxy S's previous record
by a whopping 40 days.
That is no
mean feat. Worldwide, the Galaxy S line sold over 10 million units in 2010,
whipping Motorola and HTC in Android handset sales.
Android helped Samsung double its smartphone market
share, so it's
especially sweet for Samsung to sell 10 percent of that figure in one country
in a single month.
The Galaxy S
II handsets are expected to hit
the U.S. this summer. If the
product's sales in Korea are any hint, Verizon Wireless, AT&T and
Sprint should see solid sales figures for the phones this year.
Samsung is already revving up its Galaxy S III launch for early 2012. That's
what J.K. Shin, president of Samsung Mobile, told The Wall Street Journal
at Computex May 30.
commented briefly on Samsung's ongoing lawsuit with Apple, where the two
companies are suing each other for various patent infringements.
didn't copy Apple's design," Shin told the Journal. "We have used
many similar designs over the past years, and it [Apple's allegation] will not
be legally problematic."
also gaining steam in Android-based tablets. Shin said Samsung is riding the
Android "Honeycomb" horse exclusively for its tablet offerings.
a 10.1-inch version of its Galaxy Tab
tablet computer in June, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 later this summer and a 4G Tab
later this year, Shin told the Journal