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Galaxy S II hits 3 million sales

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced their flagship Galaxy S II mobile phone have sold an unprecedented amount of handsets, by exceeding 3 million global sales and in just two months, a full month ahead of schedule.

Samsung launched three new devices at Mobile World Congress this year with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Bada 578 and the replacement to the 10 million best-selling Galaxy S from last year, where more than 50,000 were sold everyday or 1.5 every second.

The Galaxy S II has a similar look to the original phone, only with a larger screen and thinner 8.9mm body with a great deal more under the hood than just different aesthetics.

The handset runs from dual-core processor, with Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 and a 4.27-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen that uses RealStripe tech for an increased sub-pixel count with a much more detailed and clearer image.

On-board is an 8 megapixel camera that’s capable of 1080p video recording and playback, a significant increase from the 5 MP variant on the first handset that only featured 720p video capture with Froyo.

One Mobile Ring caught up with Samsung at MWC this year in Barcelona, where we published a hands-on set of images here and a video walkthrough here, along with a first impressions review here.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.