Samsung Sells 3 Million Galaxy S II Smartphones Worldwide (In Just 55 Days)

There's reason for Samsung to celebrate the 4th of July. The company just recently crossed the three million mark for units sold on their Galaxy S II smartphone. That happened in just 55 days, compared to the 85 days it took the original Galaxy S to sell that many units. It's a wild milestone. It means that a Galaxy S II device was sold every 1.5 seconds since launch around the world, and here's the really crazy part: it's not even available in the U.S. yet, among other places. Those in the U.S. have had to import them, and while it's highly likely that it will ship to AT&T at some point, it hasn't yet -- just think what those sales figures could be once it hits even more nations.

Congrats to Samsung for producing a killer phone that people are obviously crazy about -- it's good to have the competition!

Samsung GALAXY S II reaches 3 Million global sales

SEOUL, KOREA--(Korea Newswire) -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II(Model: GT-I9100), has reached global channel sales of 3 million units.

The GALAXY S II is Samsung's flagship smartphone device; a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight, dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched Super AMOLED Plus viewing experience with incredible performance, all on Android, the world's fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes exclusive access to Samsung's four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

"Announced at Mobile World Congress 2011, the GALAXY S II represents our most advanced smartphone to date and demonstrates Samsung's commitment to deliver premium, market-defining devices,"and "This milestone reflects the continued strong support from our carrier partners around the world who have chosen the GALAXY S II as their flagship Android device." said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.