Samsung Galaxy S Shipment Reaches 5 Million Worldwide

Samsung has announced that it has shipped more than five million units of the Android-based Galaxy S smartphone worldwide with more than two million sold in the US alone via T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T amd Sprint.

South Korean customers snapped more than one million units with the rest being sold in the dozens of countries where the phone has been released for sale three months ago.

The announcement by Samsung was made as the Korean giant launched the phone in Japan via NTT DoCoMo. Interestingly, the Japanese Galaxy S will come with Android OS 2.2 rather than version 2.1 and comes with Samsung's Super AMOLED display.

The launch of the Galaxy S in Japan comes ahead of the launch fo the Galaxy Tab tablet in November with Android OS 2.2.

The Galaxy S is part of a trio of portable devices to be launched soon by Samsung which also comprises a tablet and a portable media player. The phone can be purchased for as little as £315 from O2 (via Dialaphone) on an 18-month contract.