Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. This handset was announced last year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. The Samsung Galaxy S II is the successor of the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. Currently, it runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update will officially start rolling out from next month.
The Samsung Galaxy S was the most popular Android device of 2010, while the Samsung Galaxy S II was the highest selling Android smartphone of 2011. It took nearly 7 months for Samsung to sell 10 million units and 17 months to sell 20 million units of Samsung Galaxy S. On the other hand, Samsung managed to sell 1 million units of the Galaxy S successor in just 1 month and 10 million unit in 5 months.
Today, the sales of Galaxy S II reached another milestone. Samsung recently announced that the company has sold more than 20 million units of Galaxy S II in just 10 months, while it took 17 months for its predecessor. This handset is still selling like hot cakes in most of the Asian, European and American markets.
This handset is also the largest selling Android device in its home country. This handset was first launched in South Korea on April 28, 2011. Even before its official launch, SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG U+ customers pre-ordered 200,000 units in South Korea. Last month, Samsung announced that the company has finally sold more than 5 million units of this device in South Korea alone.
Initially, the device was launched only in the Asian and European market. However, the number of its global sales increased after its late entry in the American market. Samsung Galaxy S II is currently available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile in the US. This handset will also be available for the US Cellular customers from next month.
The Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II have collectively managed to sell around 42 million units worldwide. It means that the company has sold around 22 million units of the original Galaxy S until now. Samsung will launch the much-awaited Galaxy S III in the first half of 2012. Are you planning to buy the Galaxy S II successor smartphone and create another history? Let us know your views in the comments section below.