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Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S2 Smartphones in South Korea in 2011

On Thursday, Samsung disclosed that since April of last year, the company has sold more than 5 million units of its flagship smartphone, Galaxy S2, in South Korea.Company officials confirmed this is the first time sales figures have crossed 5 million in the country.

With this huge number, Samsung earned a 53 percent market share in the South Korean mobile phone market in 2011 to become the number 1 mobile phone maker in the local market. The company also became the number 1 smartphone maker globally from the 3rd quarter onwards for 2011.

One out of every four smartphone owners in South Korea has a Galaxy S2, which means there are almost 20 million smartphone owners in South Korea, stated officials, as reported by Asia One.

"We have secured a firm lead in the local smartphone market with our customers supporting the Galaxy S2," Samsung stated

About their future plans, the company stated, "We plan to showcase an increased lineup of gadgets that reflect the customers' needs in the future."

At next month's Mobile World Congress 2012, the company is expected to launch Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone to further strengthen their market position.