South Korean iPhone 4S Sales Beat Samsung’s Galaxy S II

Last month, Apple  announced  a brand new version of its iPhone iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S features the new A5 processor, a redesigned antenna, an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video, and supports AirPlay mirroring. People were expecting it to be the iPhone 5″ and folks weren’t expecting it to sell well. A few days after launch,  Reuters  reported  that AT&T is seeing an  extraordinary demandfor the new iPhone 4S, which became available for preorder at 12:01 am Pacific time on Friday, October 7th. Then, Apple blew everyone’s mind away when they announced that they sold 4 million iPhone 4Ses in just three days! This amazing sale number was generated just in the US. Speaking of sale numbers, when was the last time an Android or Windows Phone 7 sold that many in three days?

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Apple has been continuing the international iPhone 4S rollout, and recently they made the iPhone 4S available in South Korea with carriers KT and SK Telecom. Local news site  Chosunilbo  reports that combined sales of the new iPhone 4S from South Korean carriers KT and SK Telecom reached 200,000 units when pre-orders opened on Friday. Just like when pre-orders opened in the US, due to  unexpectedly high traffic the companies’ websites crashed at one point.

200,000 sounds amazing, eh? Not so fast! What’s even more amazing is that first day South Korean sales of the iPhone 4S  beat those of Samsung’s copycat Galaxy S II. Samsung’s Galaxy S II only raked in  120,000 over three days  in its native country despite accumulating 3 million pre-orders worldwide after being launched in April. Ironic, haha. The demand for the iPhone 4S in the region outpaced pre-orders for the previous generation iPhone 4 in the region, which totaled 130,000 in August 2010.

Unfortunately, the report also says that the company that isn’t copying Apple  is still considering whether to file an injunction that would ban Korean sales of Apple’s device as part of its worldwide patent battle against Apple. Honestly, it sounds like they are desperate since Apple is raking in 52% of mobile profits  while they are making a loss.

 

Benchmarks of iPhone 4S Crush Galaxy S II’s in Every Way

In March 2011, Steve Jobs at the  iPad  2 event explained how technology just isn’t enough to create a quality product. It is a combination of hardware + software that makes a great product, and that held true for the  iPad  2. Once again, it has held true for the iPhone 4S. Yesterday, it was reported  that the iPhone 4S has just 512MB of RAM. Today, AnandTech reveals that the iPhone 4S’s A5 processor is clocked at 800 MHz, which is 73% faster than the iPhone 4.

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The new figures also from AnandTech reveal that the iPhone 4S scores a Geekbench score of 623, easily beating the A4 processor found in the iPhone 4. Geekbench score is a method of measuring a system’s performance. In fact, the iPhone 4S processor is underclocked slower than the 1GHz A5 CPu found in the iPad 2, which earned a score of 751.

In terms of graphic processing, the iPhone 4S is seven times faster than the iPhone 4 (just like Apple claimed). One test shows that the iPhone 4S scored a 73.1 while the iPhone 4 took 11.2, and in another the iPhone 4S clocked a score of 122.7, compared to 15.3 for the iPhone. The GPU and CPU score for the iPhone 4S were a bit slower than the iPad 2, but also smoked the competition, including the Samsung Galaxy S II (1.2 GHz), Samsung Infuse 4G (1.2 GHz), and Motorola Droid Bionic (1 GHz), all of which feature processors with higher clock speeds than the iPhone 4S. In addition, while Android phones have 1GB or more of RAM to power the OS, the iPhone 4S  just  has 512MB RAM to power the world’s best OS and its features. Things might change when Ice Cream Sandwich arrives, but I’m skeptical (lol).

“At a lower operating frequency than its Android competitors, Apple does have to exploit its strengths in software to avoid any tangible performance penalties,” authors Anand Lai Shimpi and Brian Klug wrote. “Apple has traditionally done this very well in the past, so I don’t expect the loss of frequency to be a huge deal to the few who cross-shop iOS and Android.”

The iPhone 4S will launch this Friday, October 14th in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Can we stop comparing on hardware specs now?

T-Mobile Galaxy S II Price And Release Date Announced

Samsung Galaxy S II was announced and showcased at the MWC 2011 in Barcelona. It was first released in April in its home country – South Korea, followed by other European and Asian countries in May. It took nearly 3 months for Samsung to tweak the device, according to the needs of the US carriers. Last month, Samsung finally announced the much-awaited Galaxy S II in 3 new variants exclusively for the subscribers of AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US.

The AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S II is called as the AT&T Galaxy S II, Samsung Epic 4G Touch and T-Mobile Galaxy S II respectively. AT&T and Sprint has already released this amazing device for their customers, but T-Mobile subscribers were left in the dark. Today, T-Mobile finally announced the price, release date and complete specs of its Galaxy S II variant.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S II features a 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, Swype, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, etc.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, T-Mobile TV, Samsung Media Hub, T-Mobile Video Chat, Zinio, Netflix and Asphalt 6 pre-loaded, NFC-enabled, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot and a 1850 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a screen grab feature, which allows you to to take a screen grab of content on the phone screen. The T-Mobile Galaxy S II will be available for $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two year service agreement. You can purchase this device online from October 10, followed by T-Mobile retail stores starting October 12.

Samsung’s Galaxy S 2 Sales Surpass 10 Million In 5 Months

It was just 2 months ago that the Galaxy S 2 hit 5 million units, but fast forward and now it’s official – the Samsung Galaxy S 2 is an absolute success.

Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy S 2 has shipped over 10 million units in just 5 months of sales. What’s even more surprising, is that these numbers exclude the United States, where the SGS2 has only recently become available on carriers.

In a press release provided by Samsung, JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communication Business stated ‘Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in and commitment to the smartphone market‘. Not surprising considering the devices are the fastest selling smartphones in Korea. Ever.

The Galaxy S 2 is also one of the fastest smartphones currently available on the market and receives a lot of updates and support – both official and unofficial. The latest official update brings the device to Android 2.3.4 while unofficial updates allow users to bump to 2.3.5 to bring a host of fixes and new additions.

See below for the official Samsung press release.

Samsung GALAXY S II continues success reaching 10 Million in global sales

Global popularity with customers drives momentum for Samsung’s flagship smartphone

SEOUL, Korea September 25th, 2011 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.

The GALAXY S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone device a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched Super AMOLED Plus viewing experience with powerful performance, all on Android, the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes Samsung’s four content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in and commitment to the smartphone marketsaid JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

In just five months the GALAXY S II has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the GALAXY S II as their device of choice have driven the device’s strong market position globally.

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S II LTE Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular smartphone in recent times. This handset was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Samsung already managed to sell more than 5 million units of this powerful smartphone in just 55 days. I have been using this device from the last 3 months and it works like magic, thanks to the latest version of Android OS, 4.3 inch touchscreen display, 1.2 Ghz processor, 8 megapixel camera and more.

On the connectivity side, Galaxy S II offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi Direct, but it lacks the LTE connectivity option. To solve this problem, Samsung recently announced the new LTE variant of the Galaxy S II. This handset not only comes with the additional LTE connectivity options, but it also features a large 4.5 inch touchscreen display and a powerful 1.5 GHz processor. Even the design of the device is slightly changed.

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“This is a milestone in our commitment to lead the charge in 4G mobile telephony around the world, both in terms of back-end network solutions for service providers and the development of powerful consumer handsets,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE features a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 3D user interface, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, LTE Connectivity, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air, NFC (Near Field Communication) and more.

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE can also be connected with up to eight devices via WiFi. The price and release date of this handset is still unknown. But, the device is expected to be available from September in European and Asian markets.

White Samsung Galaxy S II Coming To The UK In Mid-August

Samsung Galaxy S II is the company’s most popular Android smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera and so on. Samsung managed to sell 3 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S II in just 55 days. This week, Samsung broke another record by selling 5 million units of this handset in less than 3 months. This is definitely a great news, but the folks living in the UK have an another reason to cheer.

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Samsung Galaxy S II is currently available only in Black. But, from the next month, a new shiny white version of the handset will be available for purchase in the UK. Thankfully, there are no changes in the specs. It will come with the same 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, 16 G internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air and a 1650 mAh battery.

The White Samsung Galaxy S II is already up for pre-order in the UK. It comes with a price tag of £492.95 (approx. $800). This handset will release on August 15. To pre-order white Galaxy S II, head over to this page at MobileFun. If you had a choice of selecting the black or white version of the Galaxy S II, which one would you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Software Update At Three UK

Samsung Galaxy S II needs no introduction. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. It is also one of the fastest and the thinnest Android smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S II runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Samsung has already managed to sell more than 3 million units of this powerful smartphone in just 55 days. This handset is available in most of the European and Asian markets, but the customers in the US are still left behind.

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Three UK is currently rolling out a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. The company has recently tweeted about this software update, but they have not yet released the official changelog. You cannot update your device using the Samsung Kies desktop software, since it is available only via. Over-The-Air.

There are no major changes in this update. This software update is expected come with minor fixes and improvements. To get this update on your Samsung Galaxy s II smartphone, go to Settings > My Phone > Check for Update. You might have to wait for few days, before the update reaches your handset. If you find something new after the update, please let us know in the comments section below.

Samsung Galaxy S II Is The Fastest Selling Phone In Korea, EVER!

At the beginning of this month, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S II has already been ordered in excess of 3 million units by carriers all over the world. Sammy also managed to sell 120,000 units of the Galaxy S II in Korea in just 3 days.

Today, Samsung has announced that they have managed to ship more than 1 million units of the SGS II in a month of its public availability. The original Galaxy S took nearly 70 days to reach the same milestone.

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This also makes the Samsung Galaxy S II the fastest selling phone in Korea, ever! One major reason behind this is that the handset was available at all major carriers right from its first week of launch.

The Samsung Galaxy S II has been getting ravishing reviews by reviewers all over the Internet, and is being dubbed as the best *smartphone*. I am pretty sure the handset is selling like hot cakes in other regions of the world, where it is already launched.

Looking at its popularity, the Samsung Galaxy S II is going to be one of the highest selling Android handset this year.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Launched In India For Rs.32,890

Samsung finally launched the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S II at an event in New Delhi. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. The powerful Galaxy S II runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and comes with a 1.2 Ghz dual-core application processor, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and more.

Samsung Galaxy S II

This handset features a new Live Panel service that aggregates live web and application contents to a single customizable home-screen. Samsung Galaxy S II comes with the WiFi Direct technology, which allows consumers to connect to wireless-enabled PCs and printers without the need for wireless access points.

Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800×480 pixels resolution, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 3D user interface, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air, NFC (Near Field Communication) and more.

Samsung Galaxy S II will be exclusively available at Vodafone Stores from June 3 and at other retail stores from June 9. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.32,890. Vodafone also offers 1 GB of 2G/3G data for the first 6 months, with the purchase of this smartphone. Are you planning to buy this amazing smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Two Software Updates

Samsung Galaxy S II is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.2 GHz dual-core proccessor, 8 megapixel camera and more. This handset have already received 3 million pre-orders by the carriers.

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Samsung Galaxy S II is currently available only in few countries and it is expected to launch in more than 120 countries by the end of this month. Even though, this handset is not available in major markets, but it hasn’t stopped Samsung from issuing software updates for this powerful smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S II have recently received two firmware updates. The latest update is numbered i9100XWKE2. Sadly, this update is not available via Over-The-Air (OTA). To install this update on your Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, you will need a computer and Samsung’s Kies desktop software.

The latest firmware update fixes the automatic brightness and some connectivity issues on this handset. It also makes the Swype more responsive. This update is also rootable, so you can go with custom ROMs and tweaks. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.