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Samsung Galaxy S II Sales Hit Five Million Ahead of U.S. Debut

Samsung Electronics has sold more than five million Galaxy S II smartphones — and it hasn’t even brought the device to the United States yet.

The S II, Samsung’s latest marquee smartphone, debuted in South Korea at the end of April, and in Japan and Europe in May. So it has essentially been at market for about 85 days now, and passed the five-million-shipped milestone in 40 fewer days than its predecessor, the Galaxy S. (To be clear, we’re talking devices sold to carriers here.)

“Since being launched into the retail market in late April, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth,” JK Shin, head of Samsung’s mobile communications business, said in a statement.

Encouraging news for Samsung, which plans to launch the dual-core Android phone in the States sometime next month. The company announced in May that it had sold 3 million of the S II phones after unveiling the product at the Mobile World Congress back in February.

Samsung is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings this Friday.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik