Sunday night revealed itself as a moment in history for Samsung - one where they revealed their newest flagship, the Galaxy S II to have achieved 3 MILLION pre-orders. That's a lot. That's a whole heck of a lot. That's worldwide pre-orders, and this is yesterday, Sunday, the 8th of May when the phone went on sale officially in Korea. This number is expected to up as the phone reaches a global reach, eventually going on sale in 120 countries. Wild and crazy! Best phone ever!
This is the next step after our article up a few days ago entitled Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone sells like crazy in first three days. Can you imagine a Samsung environment where this trend continues? It's like Apple out there! And what's all the fuss about? Isn't this just a new version of the best selling Android phone in history? Why yes, yes it is, and it's a freaking doozie. It's a dual-core TouchWiz 4.0 toting 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus having galaxy device with no less than Gorilla glass and a 2 megapixel camera on the front, an 8 megapixel camera on the back amidst an utterly sweet textured battery cover, and it smells great!
Samsung's predictions for the phone added up to 10 million Galaxy S IIs shipped for the entire year - perhaps they'll be off by a few million? Better start up the production factory again, call back in the robots. Have a look at some more benchmarks if you dare and see how it'll be blasting your face off (and everyone else's face off too) once it's release worldwide. It's currently out in just a few countries, Korea and areas in the UK included. EDIT YES I know the UK is not a country. Fah!
Check out our good pal Chris Davies review of the Euro version of this monster on SlashGear.
Check out the press release below:
Samsung Galaxy S2 Has Reached the Mark of 3,000,000 Pre-orders Globally
Samsung Electronics’ flagship smartphone Galaxy S II is becoming a global buzzword right after its release. Samsung Electronics said that its newest smartphone Galaxy S ll has reached 3,000,000 pre-orders globally as of the end of April.
The number of the pre-orders seems very likely to increase as Galaxy S ll is planned to release in 120 countries by some 140 carriers. IT product review channel Engadget praised Galaxy S II as “the best Android smartphone yet, but more importantly, it might well be the best smartphone.” Another IT channel Slashgear also reviewed that Galaxy S II’s 4.3 Inch Super AMOLED Plus is the most advanced OLED Panel technology.
Officials at Samsung Electronics mentioned that “There are quite a few demands in some countries to ask for preferred orders for the supply of Galaxy S II,“ adding that “We will do our utmost best to ensure that all the global demands should be met as quickly as possible.”
삼성전자 전략 스마트폰 '갤럭시S Ⅱ'가 출시와 동시에 세계 각국 이통사로 부터 주문이 쇄도하며 글로벌 돌풍을 예고하고 있다. 삼성전자는 지난 4월말 국내에 선보인 전략 스마트폰 '갤럭시S Ⅱ' 글로벌 예약 주문이 300만대를 넘어섰다고 밝혔다.
갤럭시S Ⅱ의 300만대 예약 주문량은 일반폰과 스마트폰을 통틀어 올해 출시된 삼성 휴대폰 단일 모델로는 최다 예약 주문량이다.
특히, 갤럭시S Ⅱ는 전 세계 120여개국 140여개 사업자에게 순차적으로 공급될 예정으로 주문량은 더욱 늘어 날 것으로 보인다.
일례로 미국 IT 전문매체 엔가젯은 '갤럭시S Ⅱ'를“최고의 안드로이드폰을 넘어 최고의 스마트폰으로 꼽을 수 있다”라고 호평 했으며, IT 매체인 슬래시기어는 '갤럭시S Ⅱ'의 4.3인치 슈퍼 아몰레드 플러스는 OLED 패널의 가장 진화된 기술을 보여 준다고 호평했다.
삼성전자 관계자는 "일부 국가에서는 '갤럭시S Ⅱ'의 물량을 우선 배정해 달라는 요구가 적지 않다 "고 하면서 "삼성전자는 '갤럭시S Ⅱ' 글로벌 공급에 차질이 없도록 최선을 다할 것"이라고 말했다.