We already know the Samsung Galaxy S II (SGSII) is a huge success (even compared to the original SGS), but now sales of the uberphone have been kicked up even higher. In the last 8 weeks, sales have gone from 5 million to 10 million - or 625,000 units sold per week. And here's the real kicker: the press release expressly states "Model: GT-I9100," meaning these sales figures don't even include the United States.

Between the Sprint SGSII (the Epic 4G Touch), which just hit shelves, and the U.S. T-Mobile and AT&T variants going on sale soon, that number should ratchet up even further.

Full release:

Samsung GALAXY S II continues success reaching 10 Million in global sales

Global popularity with customers drives momentum for Samsung’s flagship smartphone

SEOUL, Korea – September 25th, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.

The GALAXY S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone device - a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched Super AMOLED Plus viewing experience with powerful performance, all on Android, the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes Samsung’s four content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

“Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in - and commitment to - the smartphone market” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.

“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.”

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Aatif Sumar

    How much do you think it will reach after US penetration? 15? 20?

  • djembeman

    Maybe this is why Apple is trying to stop the sale of Samsung products through bogus patent infringement claims??

  • http://www.tncnewscentral.com Chris Pagan

    It does not matter it's a great phone my hopes are that the Galaxy Note hits the US before the Holidays since Sprint changed the Premier Program here in the US.

  • gmhafiz

    They hit the target of 10 million phones with three months to spare. Nice!

  • Wam31

    unfortunately, a good enough reason for Samsung to delay the Nexus or at least not hurry.
    That would make the SGSII less attractive way too soon. Am I wrong ?

    • Letroy

      The iPhone 5 will make the SGSII less attractive, no matter what Samsung does. I'm sure they will release the Nexus Galaxy Prime or whatever the name will be pretty soon.

      • Wam31

        Well, that's very troll-y of you but I don't think so.
        As a matter of fact, iPhone will never be the best "top of the line" phone on the market ever. Releasing one phone per year and be the best is mission impossible.
        But that's OK because people who buy iPhones dont do it because it's the fastest (which it's not), or because it has more fonctionality (which it hasn't), or customizing capabilities (bacause it has none whatsoever) or even for freedom (here we go, trolling back at you !). They do because they want an iPhone !
        For some (many) it has a social impact to it. Apple is an ecosystem and customers are somehow bound into it. Very few people (from my experience) bought an iPhone after a full and extensive comparison between whatever is available at the time.
        So no, I really really don't think that it will make the Nexus less attractive. At least not to the people who do not already know that they will buy the iPhone 5 no matter what else is out there.

        • pax

          Very well put. Most people commenting negative about Android are: 1: Not Android users and 2: Because Android success just makes them furious. What biased people don't understand is that people buy different phones because they wish to do so and that doesn't make them smarter or any less smarter than the others. I own an unlocked Galaxy S2 and having had the iPhone 4 prior to that, I am just enjoying my GS2 so much.

        • TJ

          Excellent Post +1 if they had it.

  • trichome

    ^^^ you have to realize the nexus brand is relativaley unknown outside of the android community of developers and tinkerers. The Galaxy S brand is becoming increasingly more known with these huge sales. It is afterall a developer phone that has not really sold all that well. I own a NS

    • Wam31

      I know, and you're right, but I think that's the reason why they will probably name it "Samsung Galaxy Nexus", making it instantly identified by "normal people" ;-)

  • jeshan

    run Apple..... run !!!

  • http://www.mobile-arena.com mobile phone blog

    SGS II is realy better than the iphone 5, apple want to stop them by sueing each other...

  • Edd

    They've lost my sale...

    I'm holding out for the Samsung Note :P

    Sorry HTC, I've been loyal to you but the big screen wins out! And you always leave one aspect of your phones under-specced...

  • Seattle Tek

    I hardly ever post.

    I was a cell phone dealer for about 5 years.
    I've gone through pda smartphones since the handspring visor (palm) , pocket pc .
    Windows mobile and more.

    I currently have these phones. iphone
    iphone 3g 3gs 4
    galaxy s
    galaxy s ii
    htc sensation 3g

    and the galaxy s ii.

    The galaxy s ii is a great phone.
    But I choose the iphone 4. Because the apple OS is superior to Android OS in
    usability. I am much more productive in the same amount of time on my iphone then any android.
    There are many lacking features because of apples closed os.

    Android has more app choices, but i would put it as.
    Android is like using windows xp
    and using the apple OS is like using windows 7.