Samsung’s sales achievement ushers in as competition increase with Apple everywhere. Galaxy S II sales success also puts into place the ongoing patent war between the companies. In what might be called a bold step, Apple on July 1 sought a preliminary injunction barring Samsung from selling Droid handsets.
Thumbs up from the gadget gurus
“The Galaxy S II’s screen is nothing short of spectacular,” writes Vlad Savov for Engadget. His Praise ranges- from the “onscreen keyboard is terrific” to a “general responsiveness is exemplary.” Savov also concludes in the following words, “It’s the best Android smartphone yet, but more importantly, it might well be the best smartphone, period.”
Another critic Sascha Segan was quoted as saying that, “The finest Android phone we’ve seen so far, the Samsung Galaxy S II isn’t just a competitor to the current iPhone. It competes with the next iPhone.” Hence, with all such thumbs ups, Samsung already seems ahead of the game.
The Samsung smartphone which was announced by the company in February this year features a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED display with 800 by 480 resolution; dual-core Samsung processor; 8 MP hind facing and two Megapixel front-facing cameras. It has Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is also laced with a 1080p video recording. Its Bluetooth is a raging 3.0+HS, and HSPA+ network support is one of its many other excellent features.
Galaxy S II
We somehow can’t figure out Samsung. The company was very well seen posting photos indicating the giant 3 million sales to Flickr on June 28 and 30. The official-3 billion announcements came barging in yesterday which was one of the busiest holiday weekends in the United States of America. It is a fact for granted that Samsung is a South Korean company and the products that it launches are sold all over the world however the United States of America nevertheless is one of the largest markets that can be offered to Smartphones. A move from Samsung maximizing the PR value better, mainly when almost all blogger and journalists in the USA belong to the Apple Fanclub would have been visible. This leads us to presume that since the phone is still coming to US carriers, a certain somebody in Seoul did not feel it necessary for more significant promotion here. Nevertheless, this might make Samsung pay through the nose in the times to come.
If nobody else but Samsung’s own Flickr account, regarding the 55 days is to be quoted, it says, “Within the period, a unit of Galaxy S II was sold in every 1.5 seconds. This record shortens the record of 85 days of its predecessor Galaxy S, a ten-million global seller, by 30 days”.
In a statement, within the same period, JK Shin, head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business seemed to suggest the following, “This milestone reflects the continued strong support from our carrier partners around the world who have chosen the GALAXY S II as their flagship Android device.”
Samsung GT-I9100 Galaxy S II Full Specifications:
Stylish, lightweight design with powerful multimedia performance
1080p HD video recording and playback
3-axis gyroscopic sensor
XMM6260+1GHz Dual Core CPU
Instant access to music, games, ebooks and social networking services
Users can sync their phonebook with their social networks, IM and email accounts
Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
4.27″ inch (480×800 pixels) WVGA Super AMOLED Plus Screen
8GB + 16/32Gb Flash memory + Micro SD up to 32GB
8 Megapixel Camera with AF, LED Flash and Single shot, Continuous Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
Front Camera: 2MP
Google maps with Latitude, Places, and navigation
FM Radio with RDS
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Quicktype by SWYPE
Android Browser/RSS Reader