Samsung has sold over 120,000 Galaxy S II handsets in the first 72 hours of availability in South Korea. The original Galaxy S debuted to 50,000 units sold in the same time period. THe nearly tripled figure is thanks to the availability of the Galaxy S II on multiple carriers — SK Telecom sold 65,000, KT sold 40,000, and LG Uplus sold 15,000. The original was only available initially through SK Telecom.
April pre-orders for the Galaxy S II are estimated to be 270,000, so expect the three day numbers to double in no time at all. Samsung is aiming to eventually move 10 million handsets between the 140 carriers in 120 countries launching the new dual-core Android smartphone.