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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.

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.