Jul 27 AT 10:41 AM Alberto Vildosola 15 Comments

Samsung sells 5 million Galaxy S II phones in 85 days


You want to know why Apple is desperately going after Samsung with bogus lawsuits? Here’s a clue:  The Korean company sold 5 million Galaxy S II devices in less than three months.

And sales of the Galaxy S II are accelerating as more and more carriers start selling the device. In the first 55 days, Samsung sold 3 million Galaxy S II phones. This means that, in the last 30 days, the company has sold 2 million more. As you can see in the graph below, the Galaxy S II is far more popular than even the Galaxy S, which was already very well-received by consumers.

What’s even more amazing is they managed to do this without even releasing the phone in the U.S. As soon as that happens, we’ll probably see those numbers grow even faster. In fact, Samsung expects to sell 10 million Galaxy S II phones before the end of the year. That’s no small feat.

However, the real test for Samsung and the Galaxy S II will be whether they can beat Apple and the iPhone 5 later this year. The Galaxy S II is doing very well right now. But what will happen once the iPhone 5 arrives? Will we see a drop in sales? Or will it continue to sell as well as it is now? What do you guys think?

Via: GigaOM

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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