May 2nd, 2011

In case there was ever a doubt that the Galaxy S II would be a hit in it’s homeland of Korea, Samsung is claiming that their newest flagship phone has claimed nearly 200,000 pre-orders in just one hour across all 3 major Korean carriers between Monday, March 25th and the handset’s launch that Friday.

This is a definite win over last years  iPhone 4 craze which saw roughly 110,000 pre-orders of Apple’s handset in the month of August just before it’s release. Just like the U.S. at that time, Apple was confined to only one carrier for it’s device which no doubt played a role in overall sales.

Samsung is planning on getting 10 million of the Galaxy S II’s in customers’ pockets by the end of this year which is the same number they recieved for the original Galaxy S phone. While this sounds like a huge number apparently Samsung is being a bit modest compared to rival Apple’s 18.65 million iPhones shipped last winter.

With it’s SAMOLED Plus screen, incredible battery life and kicky fast Exynos processor, I think the Galaxy S II will definitely be the smartphone to beat this summer(?). Early reviews of the handset are suggesting the same thing and I am itching to get my hands on one.

[Via Electronista]



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