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Samsung Galaxy S II hits 3 million pre-orders

updated 11:00 pm EDT, Sun May 8, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II at 3m pre-orders by May

Samsung claimed unprecedented genuine demand for the Galaxy S II on Sunday night. The electronics giant said it had picked up three million pre-orders worldwide for its dual-core Android phone by the end of April, when it went on sale in Korea. Orders were expected to only go up as the phone reached global scale and peaked at 120 countries.

The number suggested pent-up demand beyond just Samsung's home country, where it sold 120,000 of the phones in the first few days. It may force the company to up its forecast for the phone since it had predicted 10 million Galaxy S IIs shipping for the entire year.

Demand is likely to taper off, but at this rate could see Samsung's rapid growth in smartphones continue and threaten companies like Apple. The Galaxy S II has earned much of its early buzz from being the fastest phone to date as well as its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display.

Its performance could change with the launch of the HTC Sensation by the summer as well as the next iPhone in September.

by MacNN Staff



  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm not exactly clear how this poses a threat to

    Apple's iPhone. Consumers aren't necessarily buying iPhones because of the hardware. I'm fairly certain from the people I know using them it has to do with the iOS ecosystem and Apple branding. Most of the people using iPhones say they have some sort of trust in Apple for customer service and such. I think the Samsung Galaxy S II will have more challenges from rival Android vendors all trying to outdo one another through hardware. The Galaxy S II will be rapidly superceded by some faster Android smartphone, so its shelf life will be shortlived. Android smartphones are not doing any harm to iPhone sales as Apple is still selling as many as they can produce. Once iPhone 5 is released on three U.S. carriers, sales will shoot up as BlackBerry users move to the iPhone.

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    That's 3 Million phones

    pre-ordered. Not shipped or sold.

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Galaxy S II

    I think there is genuine demand for the device, its main competitors are other Android devices but i think Apple will need to diversify on size and price with the iPhone 5 just like they did with iPod. A bigger screen with the same resolution and bulk is a logical next step.

  1. macnews1

    Joined: Dec 1969



    1. Competition is good. Apple needs to keep up

    2. The phone is only part of the issue with Android. Carrier limitations and super customizing doesn't get rid of the device and software fragmentation.

    3. That being said, competition is still good.

  1. shawnde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So that's why there is a shortage of iPads ....

    Because Samsung has been "copying"/duping/redirecting the Apple A5 chip supply, and re-branding it as some "Super Hummingbird Plus+" CPU, and telling everyone how innovative they are ...... :-) And I'm sure it was all their own technology and design work .... yeah yeah

    And here we are waiting for iPads to arrive !!!

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  1. shawnde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I think I'll pass .....

    I think I'll pass on this one ..... mostly because the girl is ugly. Most other Samsung phones come with a nice accessory: a hot Korean girl. This time she's ugly.

    I wonder if we have to pre-order the girl separately, or does it come bundled in the box :-)

    BTW, now it just clicked for me .... the dual-core thing is actually two separate single-core phones (see how the girl is holding two phones) ...... So basically you buy TWO single core Samsung phones, and you end up with a "dual-core phone" ... you can use one to make calls, and the other to send SMS ..... Why didn't I think of that? That's brilliant ! I wonder if they've got a BOGO sale on them (it would only make sense).

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Is the rest of that moniker: shawn de. . .

    From Jersey by any chance?

  1. EmceeGeek

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    if its pre-ordered that means its sold. people have paid for it, even if it hasn't shipped yet.

  1. facebook_Jay

    Via Facebook

    Joined: May 2011


    Please pay no attention to the Shawnde...........

    The girl is perfectly beautiful, however the look on her face does seem to be a bit confused, and sickened, I think she must be looking at two pictures of Shawnde, and thinking,,Oh S**T!!! I hope all americans are not this hideous looking!!!!!!! They need high priced and fun phones to keep their minds off of Grotesque persons like Shawnde walking around. This poor person's mother!!!!! As for the phone, it should be great, but i hope people don't think it will be updated quickly like other phones are, for some reason Samsung prefers to make their money and move on, customer service is not somthing they know the definition of.

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