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Samsung’s Galaxy S II Claims Title of Best-Selling Smartphone You Still Can’t Get in the U.S.

Although you still can’t get your hands on one in the U.S., Samsung’s Galaxy S II has now surpassed its predecessor in sales pace, hitting the three million unit mark in just 55 days.

The 8.5-millimeter-thin phone, announced at February’s Mobile World Congress, features a 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus screen, the Gingerbread version of Android and a dual-core processor to improve upon the original Galaxy S line, which has sold more than 10 million devices.

The milestone, however, is less than shocking, given that the cellphone maker announced in May that it had three million preorders for the device.

As for its U.S. launch, details are still unclear, though it is expected to be broadly available in the not too distant future on a number of carriers, though none are offering up official information.


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