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Samsung Electronics’ smartphones fared extremely well within our Top 5 of 2011 product listings. The Samsung Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Gio smartphones scooped the top two spots on our Top 5 Entry-Level Smartphones of 2011 list, whilst the Samsung Galaxy SII claimed gold in the Top 5 High-End Smartphones of 2011 category.  

It would appear that it isn’t only us who are fans of the Korean tech giant’s mobile devices, as the world’s number one smartphone maker has announced that during this year it managed to achieve an annual mobile handset sale figure of 300 million units for the first time.

Android smartphone Galaxy inhabited by many S-branded devices

According to company its flagship Galaxy S range of smartphones contributed significantly to this sales success, as these products have continued to gain popularity among consumers and propelled the Galaxy brand to one of the most recognised global mobile brands. The Galaxy S II launched this year and went on to set a new sales record for Samsung by generating ten million sales quicker than any mobile device in the company’s existence.

Beyond Android

Besides the popular Android-powered Galaxy S range, Samsung stated that its series of bada smartphones also continues to gain sales momentum around the globe, boosted in 2011 by the launch of the upgraded bada 2.0 and new bada-operating Wave additions.

The company also asked us to re-examine our idea of what a smartphone is and what constitutes a tablet with the launch of the Galaxy Note, a smartphone boasting a massive 5.3" HD (800 x 1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display and a user interface combining a touch-screen and stylus input technology.

“We are incredibly proud of this record-breaking sales milestone and have exceeded the annual target announced early this year, which is testament to the enduring appeal of Samsung phones with consumers around the world,” said Paulo Ferreira, head of mobile product and business solutions at Samsung SA.

“Our performance in the mobile industry remains unrivalled. Samsung is the only manufacturer bringing such an exceptional choice of handsets to customers across a broad range of platforms including Android, Windows Phone and Samsung’s own bada platform — and on a truly global scale. We look forward to extending this success going into 2012.”
 
In related news Samsung also recently announced that its Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) running Galaxy Nexus smartphone should be arriving early next year, retailing for between R6999 and R7299.

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