Samsung marks 30 million Galaxy smartphone sales

The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone has sold over 10 million units since its release earlier this year.

Beyond being the quickest-selling mobile device in the company’s history, the Galaxy S II has won a number of awards from various organisations.

It received five out of the total ten Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2011 in the UK; as well as the 2011 Gadget Award – chosen as the best smartphone of the year by T3.

The Samsung Galaxy S also posted strong sales figures, selling nearly 20 million units since the device’s launch in 2010 – making it the highest-selling mobile device in the company’s portfolio to date.

“Since its launch 5 months ago internationally and only 3 months locally, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous sales success and garnered enthusiastic reviews from consumers and mobile industry watchers across the globe,” said Paulo Ferreira, Head of Mobile Product and Business Solutions at Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S II exploded
Samsung Galaxy S II exploded

Read the full press release below:

Samsung celebrates 30 million global sales of Galaxy S and Galaxy S II

Global popularity with customers drives momentum for Samsung’s flagship smartphones

Johannesburg – 20 October, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile handset provider, today announced that its Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones have achieved a combined total of 30 million global sales.

Galaxy S II has set a new record for Samsung, generating more than 10 million sales – quicker than any device in Samsung’s history. The device also recently received five out of the total ten Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2011 in the UK as well as 2011 Gadget Award for being chosen as the best smartphone of the year by T3, confirming it as a run-away favourite smartphone with consumers this year. It continues to gain traction as Samsung’s flagship smartphone – a stylishly designed, slim and ultra-portable device combining an unrivalled viewing experience with powerful dual-core processor performance.

Launched in 2010, Samsung Galaxy S reached almost 20 million sales, making it the highest-selling mobile device in Samsung’s portfolio to date and another record-breaker for the company and the mobile market.

Since launching to high critical acclaim two years ago, the Galaxy S range has continued to gain popularity among consumers and propelled the Galaxy brand to one of the most recognised mobile brands in the world, with Samsung now the largest Android smartphone vendor and the second largest phone vendor overall worldwide, according to IDC.

“Since its launch 5 months ago internationally and only 3 months locally, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous sales success and garnered enthusiastic reviews from consumers and mobile industry watchers across the globe. This is in addition to the continued sales momentum behind Galaxy S, which we launched at Mobile World Congress 2010 and continues to be a run-away success with consumers,” said Paulo Ferreira, Head of Mobile Product and Business Solutions at Samsung.

“The phenomenal success of these smartphones once again demonstrates how the Galaxy S smartphones is setting the standard for smart mobile technology around the world,” concludes Ferreira.

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