Samsung Galaxy S and S II have sold 30 million

Samsung gets boastful about its smartphone sales, but legal tussles with Apple still a big problem
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Samsung has announced that its popular Galaxy S and S II smartphones have sold quite some numbers across the globe.

According to the company’s own estimates, the two handsets have achieved a combined tally of 30 million units shifted.

Apparently that’s actually numbers of the smartphone sold and not just units shipped.

The Samsung Galaxy S accounts for the majority of those sales, 20 million of them in fact, with its higher powered sequel managing to notch up 10 million sales thus far.

Samsung noted that the S II has become the quickest selling device in Samsung’s history, and that it has picked up a number of awards. Indeed it recently beat out the iPhone 4 to win phone of the year in T3′s Gadget Awards 2011.

JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, commented: “Since its launch only five months ago, GALAXY SII 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 [and it] continues to be a run-away success with consumers.”

While Samsung might be feeling in a boastful mood thanks to these figures, the current situation as regards the legal battle with Apple over tablets and smartphones doesn’t look so hot.

Apple has managed to get Samsung’s tablet banned in Germany and Australia currently, and Samsung has also been forced to look at tweaking its Galaxy S handset to attempt to avoid a ban in Europe.

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