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Sales Of Samsung Galaxy S2 Reach 10m Units Days Before iPhone 5 Launch

Samsung has announced that its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy SII, has passed yet another milestone, reaching 10 million units sold.

The phone took only 55 days to sell three million units and sold five million units in 85 days in Europe and Asia; it has just been launched in the US under a number of monikers.

According to the Korean company, 3.6 million units were sold in South Korea alone, 2.3 million in the rest of Asia and 3.4 million in Europe.

As for the unaccounted for 700,000 units, it is likely that Samsung has accounted sales (or preorders) for the phone in other territories like Africa or the Americas.

Interestingly, it is worth noting that Apple sold the first three million units of the iPhone 4 in 21 days and is likely to sell around 10 times as many iPhones over the same four month period since the launch of the Galaxy S2.

The handset is a dual core monster with a 1.2GHz SoC (whose exact name has yet to be determined), 1GB RAM, a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive super AMOLED touchscreen (although some US models have a 4.5-inch one), HDMI out, a front facing camera, 16GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.