Samsung Has Sold 30 Million Galaxy S & S2 Handsets

Just hours after Apple confirmed that it had sold four million iPhone 4S in the first three days after its launch. Samsung has announced that it has managed to sell (rather than ship) 30 million Galaxy S and Galaxy SII handsets in all.

The SII has sold more than 10 million units, making it the fastest selling device in Samsung's history. As for the Galaxy S, 20 million units have been sold making it the highest selling mobile device from Samsung to date.

"Since its launch only five months ago, Galaxy S II has seen tremendous sales success and garnered enthusiastic reviews from consumers and mobile industry watchers across the globe. This is in addition to the continued sales momentum behind Galaxy S, which we launched at Mobile World Congress 2010 as it continues to be a run-away success with consumers," JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, said.

The Galaxy S2 was announced at the Mobile World Congress in February 2011 and Samsung managed to sell more than three million units in the first 55 days. It could have sold significantly more given that it only managed to release it in the US market from September onwards, nearly seven months after it was announced.