Before iPhone War, Samsung Sells 5M GS2s in 85 Days

Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy S II (GS2) smartphones in 85 days, making it the fastest-selling handset in the company’s history. According to Samsung’s figures, the device sales are actually accelerating as the phone makes its debut on more carriers around the world. It took 55 days for Samsung to sell the first 3 million GS2s around the world, so in the past 30 days, another 2 million customers purchased the handset. With more countries waiting for the high-end smartphone, including the U.S. (which has a high smartphone adoption rate), Samsung estimates 10 million sales within seven months of the phone’s retail debut in May of this year.

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