5 million Samsung Galaxy S II units sold before U.S. launch

Following up on the 3 million sales benchmark a few weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy S II is now officially in 5 million pairs of hands. By the sounds of it, Samsung is eyeballing 10 million next, which seems likely after the imminent U.S. launch.

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 boasts a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 4.3-inch 480 x 800 display, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording (plus forward-facing 2 megapixel shooter for video calling), and the usual stuff like mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, 3G (or even WiMAX for Sprint’s model). We have a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 over here, if you want to see what you’re missing.

Samsung regularly releases sales figures for their big-name devices, just as they did for the original Galaxy S, but how does the GS2 really fare in the grand scheme of things? Well, Apple sold 20 million iPhones last quarter. Regardless, Samsung is poised to beat out both Apple and Nokia in smartphone sales. It’ll be a tight race, and I have a feeling that the winner will depend entirely on who gets their next phone onto shelves first, and if legal squabbles slow down that rollout. Anyone been holding out for the Samsung Galaxy S II?

[Samsung Tomorrow via PhoneArena]

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