Samsung has claimed that it has sold five million Galaxy S II handsets.
Samsung’s rival to the iPhone has been well received since its launch in South Korea back in April. The handset went on sale in Europe in May, before hitting shelves in Japan last month. Now the company is gearing up for a US launch, as well as releasing the Android phone in China this week.
And it is certainly not shy of drumming a bit of a fanfare ahead of its latest launch.
The five million figure being talked up by Samsung means that the firm is pretty much on schedule to reach the ten million target for the phone announced earlier this year.
“Since being launched into the retail market in late April, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth,” said the firm’s boss JK Shin in a statement today.
This comes not long after it was claimed that Samsung may have surpassed Apple in terms of total number of smartphones flogged. Up to 21 million smartphones may have been sold in total by Samsung from April to June this year. This compares to 20.3 million iPhones.
But Samsung may not have reached that 21 million target (analyst estimates say it could equally pitch in at about 18 million), plus of course Apple has the iPhone 5 ready to launch. That will undoubtedly swing momentum back in Cupertino’s favour.
Further details have also emerged about the impending release of the Galaxy over in US, with rumours of a QWERTY keyboard concealed in the phone.
According to Boy Genius Report the phone will be available on AT&T.