Samsung has proudly announced that it sold 3 million Galaxy S II i9100 Android smartphones around the world since its initial launch (55 days ago). Thus, the new S II has become the fastest selling smartphone in the company’s history. The previous record was held by the original Galaxy S (i9000), sold in 3 million units in 85 days back in 2010.
At the current rate, a Galaxy S II is being sold every 1.5 seconds – meaning about 57,000 devices per day!
The handset’s huge global success isn’t really a surprise: it definitely has a place among the best smartphones on the market right now, regardless of what OS you prefer, and more than 1 million units have been shipped in South Korea only.
With the new Galaxy’s upcoming launch in Canada and the US, we’re expecting to see a few more million units sold pretty soon.
Running the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the thinnest smartphones ever (8.5 mm) and, as you probably already know, it offers an awesome set of features, including a Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display, dual-core processor, and 1080p video recording.
I can’t help wondering if the S II would’ve been this popular had Android not existed – let’s say, if it ran Windows Phone, or Bada, or Symbian. But I guess we’ll never know the answer to this question.