Samsung hits 50 million global shipments of Galaxy S and SIIBy Hanleigh Daniels 4 June 2012 | Categories: news
After hitting the 30 million mark for combined sales of its Galaxy S and Galaxy SII smartphones during October last year, the new king of mobile sales Samsung now passes the 50 million mark for combined sales of its first and second generation S-branded smartphones.
Samsung said that it has shipped more than 24 million units of the first Galaxy S smartphone since it was released to market in June 2010, whilst the company sold (including channel and distributor sales) over 28 million Galaxy S II smartphones over the past year.
In addition, the company revealed that it has also sold more than seven million Galaxy Note smartphones, after crossing the five million shipment mark with this smartphone-tablet-hybrid-device back in March of this year.
Samsung will also be making a Premium Suite upgrade available to Note users, which includes extra multimedia features as well as a range of new S Pen optimised applications, in addition to the upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The Korean electronics giant recently announced the local availability of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software upgrade for the Galaxy SII, with other models to follow later.
In related news, MTN has made the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone available to local buyers and contract subscribers. It is believed that the Galaxy SIII will be even more successful than the Galaxy SII, with pre-orders numbering nine million units worldwide.
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