Samsung Galaxy S II Reaches 10-Million Sales – Despite Apple’s Patent Crusade
Samsung’s popular flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S II has reached the impressive 10-million sales mark.
The self-proclaimed ‘World’s Most Powerful Smartphone’ arrived back in April, running Google’s Android 2.3 software and bringing along a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex processor, 1GB of included RAM with potential for 16 to 32GB on MicroSD, an 8-megapixel shooter and, of course, that Samsung exclusive AMOLED display – all within a slender frame measuring only 8.49mm deep.
Samsung’s Mobile Communications President, JK Shin says this of the SGII’s success “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. 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.”
Even after facing down the schoolyard bully, Apple, in its worldwide crusade to have Samsung’s Galaxy range of products including Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 removed from sale because of patent infringement claims over Apple’s own iPad, the smartphone has remained a strong worldwide presence and clearly still lives up to its reputation.
Samsung’s remains a host to the popular Android platform and its continuing partnership with Microsoft looks set to strengthen over the next year too, with the release of Galaxy branded Windows Phones featuring the new ‘Mango’ update and this has been promised until at least the end of 2012.
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