Samsung Electronics’ strategic smartphone ‘Galaxy S2’ has sold more than 3.5 million units in the South Korean market as of mid September.
According the telecommunications industry on Wednesday, sales volume of the Galaxy S2 in the domestic market surpassed three million units last month and reportedly exceeded 3.5 million units this month.
Samsung saw its mobile phone market share increase up to 59% in August, driven by high sales of the Galaxy S2. It is a remarkable growth compared to the smartphone’s previous market dominance that remained in the lower 50% from June through July.
There have been signs that the Galaxy S2 would become a hit in the market as it sold more than one million units only a month after its release. On the 73rd day in the market, the smartphone’s sales volume surpassed two million units. Eventually, the figure broke the three million mark in August, four months after the launch. Compared to the previous version ‘Galaxy S’ that took a year to sell three million units, the Galaxy S2 was selling at a pace three times faster than the Galaxy S did.
The industry expects the sales volume to go above four million units within the year, keeping the current momentum. If the prediction turns out to be right, the Galaxy S2 will become the first mobile device to sell more than four million units as a single product.
The number of registered Galaxy S2 with the mobile carrier stood at 23,000 units as of September 1st, outnumbering that of Apple’s iPhone by more than seven times, which recorded around 3,000 units.
[Written by Sang-gyu Lee - Su-hyun Song / edited by Soyoung Chung]
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