Chloe Albanesius today reported on PCMag that Galaxy S sales have topped 30 million units for Samsung. Far away Samsung’s best selling line of smartphones, the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II have combined for 30 million units sold thus far. Just recently the Samsung GalaxyS II began selling in the US.
Previous to entering the US, Samsung reported sales of over 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S II in Europe and Asia in a five month period. With the tech hungry United States now able to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T’s 4G mobile broadband network, Samsung obviously expects those numbers to explode.
The sales information comes on the same day that Apple announced initial sales of more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones, and takes some of the wind out of the sails of that Apple announcement. And comparing sales of the Samsung GalaxyS II to the original Galaxy S shows superior sales momentum for the Galaxy S II. Moving 10 million units their first five months translates into reaching that number “quicker than any device in Samsung’s history,” according to a statement released by Samsung.
To compare the two devices saleswise, the Samsung Galaxy S was launched at Mobile World Congress 2010, and has sold those 20 million units in approximately 15 months. The 10 million units sold by the Galaxy S II in only five months shows an even more torrid pace for the most recent Samsung Galaxy handset.
The ATT Samsung GalaxyS II arrived on October 2, and AT&T opted for a very similar appearance to the original global version that was released overseas. The AT&T 4G Samsung Galaxy S II has a 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen display which offers multitouch gesture navigation, and 16 million color support thanks to Samsung’s own in-house Super AMOLED Plus display technology.
The resolution offered is 480 x 800 pixels, and a layer of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass also offers glare reduction. A light sensor is built into the screen to allow for the best possible display regardless of the amount of ambient light surrounding you, and a proximity sensor has also been added to allow for automatic shutoff when the device is not in use. Buy the ATT Samsung Galaxy S II starting at only $149.
The 0.35 inch razor thin appearance makes the Samsung Galaxy S II one of the thinnest 4G Android smartphones on the market, and Android’s 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system is built-in. Samsung also used their own in-house processing chip, an Exynos 1.2 GHz dual core model, supported by 1.0 GB of RAM memory. Learn more about the newest Galaxy phone with our detailed ATT Samsung GalaxyS II Review.