Samsung’s world-beating smartphone, the Galaxy S 2, has already passed five million sales worldwide, the Korean giant has revealed.
Chasing the success of the original Galaxy S, which sold more than ten million units since launch, the S 2 is already half way there in just just 85 days of its release. And with the recent launch in the US, it’s well on track to overtake its predecessor by the end of the month.
The S 2 is currently the best-selling handset in the UK on the uSwitch tracker, ahead of its closest rival, Apple’s iPhone 4, for the second month running. It commands 56 per cent of the South Korean market and is also the top selling kit in more than ten European countries. At this rate few would bet against its chances to emulate that success in North America, too.
News of developments comes as Samsung engages Apple in a legal tug-of-war over alleged copying of each other’s products. The S2's strong showing will no doubt ruffle some feathers in Cupertino, which has accused Samsung of ripping off the design and technology of its iDevices for the Galaxy product range.
Apple could yet have the last laugh as it prepares to launch its fifth-generation iPhone, which now looks increasingly likely to land in September.