Samsung has announced that is has sold almost 30 million units of its flagship Galaxy branded handsets, in a telling sign of its rise as the leading Android manufacturer.
The Korean phone-maker revealed today in a statement that it has shifted close to 20 million units of the Galaxy S and over ten million of the latest, dual core-packing Galaxy S2 since its release in May.
“Since its launch only five months ago, Galaxy S2 has seen tremendous sales success and garnered enthusiastic reviews from consumers and mobile industry watchers across the globe,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
“This is in addition to the continued sales momentum behind Galaxy S, which we launched at Mobile World Congress 2010 as continues to be a run-away success with consumers.
The landmark figures from Sammy arrive the same day Apple declared record sales of its latest handset the iPhone 4S, which despite a less-than-stellar response from the tech press has already sold four million units in its debut weekend.
The two companies are currently embroiled in legal spats spanning ten countries over allegations of copying each other’s products. Samsung has recently filed a lawsuit to have the iPhone 4S (as well as the iPhone 4 and iPads) banned from sale in Japan and Australia.
The battle is only set to heat up as the Seoul-based giant prepares to unveil its next Google branded handset this week.