Oct 17 AT 2:35 PM Dustin Earley 11 Comments

Samsung’s Galaxy S line breaks 30 million sold


In the battle for smartphone supremacy, one tactic used against Android is to question how many individual devices are sold instead of considering the operating system as a whole. It’s true that, for the most part, very few single Android devices make a huge dent in the overall marketshare. The original Droid was one of the first, and there haven’t been many since. Except for Samsung’s Galaxy S line.

Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy S II have been hugely popular. All around the world, Samsung has really set the standard for just how good an Android device can be. Google chose the original Galaxy S as the base for the Nexus S, and it looks like the Galaxy S II will be the starting point for the Nexus Prime as well. To date, the original Galaxy S has been the iPhone’s biggest threat as far as device vs. device sales go. The impact Samsung has had on Android as a whole is almost immeasurable. Almost.

Announced in a press release today, Samsung has outed just how many Galaxy S devices have been sold around the globe. Samsung already sold some 20 million original Galaxy S phones. Numbers for the Galaxy S II are equally impressive at 10 million, or one phone a second since launch. That’s a grand total of 30 million Galaxy S devices sold. With full US availability and the holiday season right around the corner, that number will rise very quickly.

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Samsung Electronics said on Oct 17 that its flagship smartphones Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 marked the accumulated international sales of 30 million units.

Galaxy S, which has become Samsung’s representative smartphone brand, is just around the corner to hit 20 million sales. And Galaxy S2 which was introduced in last April set the fastest record to hit 10 million sales for Samsung phone (A Galaxy S2 has been sold in every second since its release) owing to its super-AMOLED display, super-fast application processor, optimized software and etc.

Galaxy S2 was also crowned as ‘Phone of the Year’ in major awards like Gadget Award 2011, Mobile Choice and Consumer Award 2011. Thanks to the international popularity of its Galaxy brothers, Samsung Electronics became the second most sold brand in the smartphone market in the second quarter of this year, and continues to lead major European markets including Germany, Italy and France.

Source: Android Central

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • hinds

    Congrats to Samsung they have Android hardware evolution down! Top notch flagship phone for real!

  • Paul

    Nice. I love my Galaxy S II. I do wish every manufacturer would concentrate on 2 or 3 great models and stick to those across all carriers. There’s way too many Android phones out there now and it’s hard to keep track of who makes what and has what specs and how this compares to that, etc. Imagine LG, Samsung, Motorola and HTC make 2 awesome smartphones and then offer them to all carriers. You’d be talking 8 Android phones max and it wouldn’t matter which carrier, their names and specs would be the same across the board.


    I had the tomo version fora day. Great phone. Obviously waiting for nexus

  • Slith

    Wow that is a lot of S II’s in a very short time!

  • shinlenox

    is the SGS2 have the new Icecream sabdwich update??

    • Cwalden21

      I sure hope so man! A quick one!

    • T. Kemp

      man, me to, I hope it does get the update, i think a lot of people would be happy.

    • johnny

      it’ll come out about 8 months after they release it. samsung is super slow when it comes to updates. so honestly…..don’t get your hopes high about getting ics anytime soon.

      • BiGMERF

        they released the source code today.. good sign

  • http://www.darkthrone.com dave

    Great phone.
    Shame about a number of HD games not being availiable on the fastest phone out at the moment.

  • thechad

    that’s a lot of phones