20 Million Samsung Galaxy S II Units Sold Globally

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.

Samsung Galaxy S II

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.

LG Unveils The Optimus 3D Max Smartphone

LG recently unveiled its second 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D Cube. The company went ahead and announced another 3D smartphone on the same day, the LG Optimus 3D Max. The specs of both the smartphones are almost similar. The LG Optimus 3D Cube will be exclusively available in Korea. Hence, the LG Optimus 3D Max is expected to be an another variant of Optimus 3D Cube for international customers. However, the company has not yet officially confirmed it.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said,

“The Optimus 3D Max was born from LG’s constant efforts to bring user entertainment experience to a higher level. The introduction of the Optimus 3D last year ushered in a new era for smartphones and Optimus 3D Max is real proof of LG’s commitment to portable 3D entertainment.”

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LG Optimus 3D Max features a 4.3 inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Glasses-free 3D viewing, 1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP4430 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, 1080p video recording and playback in 2D, 720p video recording and playback in 3D, and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, 21Mbps HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, DLNA connectivity, A-GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) support, LG Tag +, HDMI connection, and a 1520 mAh battery.

The LG Optimus 3D Max will be showcased next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset will be available from next month in Europe, followed by other markets. The device will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, shortly after the launch.

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Coming To T-Mobile For $149.99

Last month, Samsung announced the Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be T-Mobile’s third smartphone to take advantage of 42Mbps HSPA+ technology. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, however the device will be updated to the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the coming months.

“The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is loaded with rich features and services to keep consumers entertained and connected virtually anywhere they want to go,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Paired with T-Mobile’s fast 4G network and our unlimited data plans, we’re making it easy for consumers to enjoy the benefits of 4G experiences at a price they can afford.”

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G features a 3.97 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, micro USB, A-GPS, full HTML web browser, Samsung Kies Air, and Android Market.

This handset comes pre-loaded with a some useful apps such as Yelp, DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner, and LinkedIn. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available from next month at T-Mobile retail stores and T-Mobile online store. You can get this handset for just $149.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.

LG Announces The Optimus 3D Cube Smartphone

Earlier this week, LG announced 5 new smartphones – the LG Optimus Vu, Optimus LTE Tag, Optimus L3, Optimus L5, and Optimus L7. Now, the company unveiled the much-awaited LG Optimus 3D Cube smartphone. This handset is the successor of the highly popular LG Optimus 3D smartphone. This device will be exclusively available to the SK Telecom subscribers in Korea. LG Optimus 3D Cube is the world’s first smartphone which offers 3D image and video editing features.

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LG Optimus 3D Cube features a 4.3 inch IPS LCD display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Glasses-free 3D viewing, 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, 1080p video recording and playback in 2D, 720p video recording and playback in 3D, and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication), LG Tag, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, microSD card slot, DLNA connectivity, A-GPS, and a 1520 mAh battery. This handset measures 126.8 x 67.4 x 9.6mm and weighs 148g.

The LG Optimus 3D Cube will be showcased next week at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona. This handset comes with a price tag of 847,000 won (approx. $750). The LG Optimus 3D Cube will go on sale from next month in Korea.

Samsung Galaxy S II For US Cellular Announced

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. It is also the largest selling Android smartphone of 2011. Samsung managed to sell 10 million units of this handset within five months of its official launch. The Samsung Galaxy S II is also the largest selling smartphone in its home country. Samsung manages to sell 5 million units of Galaxy S II in South Korea alone.

This handset was announced last year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. It was first released in South Korea, followed by other Asian and European countries. However, the folks living in the US were left behind. Finally, during the Q3 of 2011, Samsung launched the much-awaited Galaxy S II smartphone, exclusively for the customers of AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US. Now, we have good news for the US Cellular customers. Samsung recently announced the availability of this amazing smartphone for the subscribers of US Cellular.

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“The Galaxy S II is the ultimate phone for people looking to simplify and organize their lives,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “The features combined with U.S. Cellular’s unique benefits, like our Battery Swap, make it the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.”

The US Cellular Galaxy S II features a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core Samsung Exnyos C210 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Samsung Media Hub and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Swype, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, NFC (Near Field Communication) and a 1850 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S II for US Cellular will be available for $229.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate.

Panasonic Eluga Smartphone For Europe Announced

Panasonic recently announced its first smartphone for the European market, the Panasonic Eluga. This handset features a 4.3 inch qHD display as well as a 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor. This device will run on the Android 2.3.5 at launch, however the handset will be updated to the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS from June 2012. The Panasonic Eluga is a IP57 certified waterproof and dustproof smartphone.

panasonic eluga

Panasonic Eluga features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, Digital zoom, Image stabiliser, Video recorder, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication), DLNA connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, G-sensor, Ambient light sensor, GPS receiver, Accelerometer, up to 240 mins of talk-time, up to 300 hrs of stand-by time and a 1,150 mAh battery.

This handset will be showcased next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The price of this handset is still a mystery. The Panasonic Eluga will be available in the European market from April 2012.

LG Unveils The Optimus L3, L5 And L7 Android Smartphones

Earlier this week, LG announced the LG Optimus Vu and LG Optimus LTE Tag. Now, the company went ahead and announced 3 new smartphones, the LG Optimus L3, LG Optimus L5 and LG Optimus L7. These devices belongs to the LG’s L-Style series of smartphones. The LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 will be showcased next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.

“Design is consistently the top or second most important factor for customers when choosing a mobile phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “With smartphones, we sometimes took a more functional approach to design but with L-Style we’re going back to our roots as a company focused on how our products fit into the lifestyle of our customers.”

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According to the company, L-Style’s design is comprised of ‘five aesthetic elements’ – Modern Square Style, Floating Mass Technology, Seamless Layout, Harmonized Design Contrast and Sensuous Slim Shape. The Optimus L3, L5 and L7 are the company’s first smartphones to feature the L-Style look.

LG Optimus L3 is basically an entry-level smartphone with a 3.2 inch display and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. On the other hand, the LG Optimus L5 and Optimus L7 are the high-end smartphones with a 4 inch display and 4.3 inch display respectively. These high-end smartphones will also run on the latest Android 4.0 OS.

LG Optimus L3 will be launched in March, followed by the Optimus L5 and Optimus L7 in the first half of 2012. The complete specs of these devices are expected to be available next week at the MWC 2012. The price of these smartphones will be announced later.

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE Now Available At AT&T For $299

Samsung Galaxy Note, the company’s first phone/tablet hybrid device is finally available for purchase in the US. Last year, Samsung announced this device and released it in most of the European and Asian markets. However, the folks living in the US were left behind. Samsung finally announced the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 for those who were eagerly waiting for the arrival of this device in the US. This handset is exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the US.

samsung galaxy note lte

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE features a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, S Pen, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, SAFE – Samsung Approved for Enterprise, GPS with A-GPS, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Games Hub, Android Market and a 2500 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note has already crossed the 1 million mark within 2 months of its official launch. With the launch of this device in the US market, the number is expected to double within a month. The Samsung Galaxy Note LTE is available for $299 with a 2 year service agreement. To get this device, head over to AT&T or BestBuy.

ZTE Unveils The PF200 And N910 LTE Smartphones

ZTE recently announced two new smartphones, the ZTE PF200 and ZTE N910. These handsets run on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The ZTE PF200 and ZTE N910 features a 1.5 GHz and 1.2 GHz processor respectively. These devices will be showcased next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.

“These LTE devices are the fore-runners of a wide range of LTE devices ZTE will bring to the market in the coming months, and as more and more LTE networks come on stream,” said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “They will be feature products – among a very wide range of devices on display at the ZTE stand at Mobile World Congress 2012.”

zte pf200

ZTE PF 200 features a 4.3 inch qHD capacitive display, 1.5 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calls, LTE Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA, Android Market, A-GPS, MHL and much more.

zte n910

ZTE N910 features a WVGA capacitive touch screen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel rear camera, front facing camera for video calls, LTE Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS, Android Market, DLNA and so on.

ZTE has not yet revealed the full specifications and price of these smartphones. The complete specs of these handsets will be available next week at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Stay tuned for more updates.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Coming Soon To Three UK

Samsung recently announced the new Galaxy S Advance smartphone. This handset comes with the curved glass design, which enhances the handling of the device and fits the user’s facial form easily. Sadly, this handset runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The folks living in the UK has a reason to cheer. Three UK recently announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S Advance will be exclusively available for its consumers in the coming weeks.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said, “The Samsung Galaxy S Advance combines eye-catching design with powerful technology specs that make for an outstanding smartphone experience. Coupled with Three’s fast 3G network, videos will download quickly so you won’t be left in the dark waiting for the latest movie trailers to download.”

samsung galaxy s advance

Samsung Galaxy S Advance features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz user interface, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, stereo FM Radio with RDS, 8 GB internal memory, 768 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, ChatON, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub, Polaris Office, Samsung Kies 2.0, A-GPS, Samsung Apps, Android Market and a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery.

Three UK customers can get the new Samsung Galaxy S Advance for free with a 2 year service agreement. Other major carriers such as O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange has not yet announced the availability of this smartphone in the UK.