Samsung announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from 5 million in just eight weeks. The company also rolled out a pair of LTE-capable Galaxy S II phones in Korea.
“In just five months the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the Galaxy S II as their device of choice have driven the device’s strong market position globally,” said JK Shin, president and head of Samsung mobile, in a press release.
The Galaxy S II, a successor to the company’s original Android-based Galaxy S smartphone, is Samsung’s flagship smartphone device. It comes running Android Gingerbread and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.
What is perhaps most interesting about this milestone is that it did it with little help from the United States. The only Galaxy S II model available in the U.S. right now is the Epic 4G Touch from Sprint, which launched on Sept. 16.
Samsung is currently embroiled in an ugly legal battle with Apple, which claims Samsung’s Galaxy devices infringe on its UI and design patents. Just last week, Samsung was ordered by a judge in Germany to stop selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country.