The Samsung Galaxy S, which was released last year, was the most popular Android smartphone of 2010. Its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S 2, seems to be doing even better. We had earlier reported that the Samsung Galaxy S 2 had sold over 3 million units in about 55 days. That was a great milestone, and crossing it made the Galaxy S 2 the best selling Android phone of all time.
Today, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has stated that they have sold more than 5 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S 2. It has been less than 3 months since the initial debut of the Samsung Galaxy S 2, and it hasn’t even been launched in many major markets like the U.S. yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is the best Android smartphone yet, and comes with a 4.3 inch SuperAMOLED Plus display. It has an 8 MP camera and is powered by the 1.2 GHz dual core Exynos processor and 1 GB RAM. It runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, the latest version of the Android OS.
It is expected to be launched on all major carriers in the U.S. next month. That should increase the sales significantly, since the demand for the phone has been very high in almost all the regions it has been available in.
I expect the total sales to reach 10 million by the end of September.
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When Samsung announced the hotly anticipated Galaxy S II at the MWC 2011, the company did not mention anything about a Tegra 2 version of the device. However, soon after the announcements, rumors started popping up on the Internet that the Galaxy S II will come in two variants one with Samsung’s own Exnynos chip, and another one based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset.
Now, an Nvidia spokesperson has confirmed to ITProPortal, that the Galaxy S II will indeed come in two flavors. Samsung will be shipping the Nvidia Tegra 2 version in certain regions of the world.
The reason cited behind this move from Samsung is because the company won’t be able to produce enough Exynos chips to fulfill the supply.
At the moment, it is unknown as to which countries or regions of the world will get the Tegra 2 based Galaxy S II handsets. The performance of these 2 SOCs should be similar, so users need not worry about which version they buy.
It may be also possible that Samsung may not ship the Galaxy S II with the Super AMOLED Plus screen in some regions.
The folks over at Pocket Now have managed to get their specs of the hotly anticipated successor to the Samsung Galaxy S the Galaxy S 2 thanks to Expansys.
Rumors floating around the Internet suggested that the S2 will be powered by a dual-core 1GHz Orion processor.Sadly, the leaked specs suggest that the handset will be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm 8260 Snapdragon processor running at 1.2GHz.
The Galaxy S successor will sport a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with a WVGA (800×480) resolution. The leaked specs from Expansys also suggest that the phone will pack a measly 512MB of RAM along with 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot.
The back of the handset will sport an 8MP camera with a LED flash, which will be capable of recording videos in full HD (1080p) resolution. Other key features of the phone include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA, mini-HDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB port, a 2MP front facing camera and NFC capabilities.
I will suggest readers to read this piece of news with a pinch of salt. I highly doubt that Samsung will use a Snapdragon processor on Galaxy S2 instead of their in-house Orion processor or the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform. Also, I don’t think Samsung will equip the handset with a paltry 512MB of RAM.
Nevertheless, all these rumors will be killed by Sammy next week when then announce the Galaxy S2.