Samsung has announced it has shifted ten million Galaxy S2 units, six months since the handset's release and a month less than its predecessor the Galaxy S took to hit the landmark figure.
Back in July, the Korean giant confirmed that its world-beating smartie had broken the five million barrier in just 85 days. It has now revealed the handset has already doubled that figure, which excludes any sales in the US where it only debuted this month.
“Since its launch in late April 2011, the Galaxy S2 has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in – and commitment to – the smartphone market” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.
“In just five months the Galaxy S2 has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the Galaxy S2 as their device of choice have driven the device’s strong market position globally.”
The news comes as the tech world looks to Apple to respond to the growing stature of Android with a much-anticipated successor to the iPhone 4. The Cupertino-based phone-maker is expected to announce a new handset on October 4th. However, industry experts are divided in their opinions whether the phone will be a radical design rethink or a cheaper, slightly upgraded edition of the current-gen model, or both.
Samsung is not resting on its laurels, though, as leaks begin to surface that it is already working on a threequel to its own blockbuster kit. However, according to analyst Eldar Murtazin, the Galaxy S3 won’t arrive to market until February 2012 at least.