Galaxy SII sales hit 10m PDF Print E-mail

The number of devices sold doubled in the last eight weeks.

Samsung claims it has sold 10 million Galaxy SIIs into the channel since it released the device in April.

The number of devices sold doubled in the last eight weeks, as according to reports, by the end of July, only five million handsets had been sold.

By contrast, Apple sold 20 million iPhone units in the second quarter alone. The two technology firms have been locked in intensifying legal battles in nine countries over their flagship smartphone and tablet products.

Apple cast the first stone, claiming Samsung had “slavishly” copied its iPhone and iPad designs. Samsung has since counter-sued, arguing that Apple has infringed on its mobile technologies.

The Galaxy SII is the updated version of Samsung`s flagship smartphone, and was released in SA at the end of April. The handset only became available in the US at the beginning of this month.

President and head of Samsung`s mobile communications business, JK Shin, said in a statement: “In just five months the Galaxy SII has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the Galaxy SII as their device of choice have driven the device`s strong market position globally.”

The Android-based Galaxy SII will, however, have to compete with the highly-anticipated iPhone 5, which is expected to be released next month.

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