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Samsung Galaxy S II Pre-Orders Outnumber iPhone 4's

Authored by: Steven Blum — May 3, 2011


Samsung has claimed an early victory for their new Galaxy S II. The company received over 200,000 pre-order across all three major Korean carriers between Monday of last week and the launch of the phone on Friday. Pre-orders cracked 10,000 units in the first half an hour and then doubled in just over an hour.

The results look especially strong when compared to iPhone 4's pre-orders last August in Korea. Apple took in just over half as many pre-orders last year, though it was only offered on one Korean cell network at the time.

Not only is the Samsung Galaxy S II available across all three carriers, but it is also a Korea-based company, which might partially explain the high numbers. Samsung is hoping to sell 10 million Galaxy S II's by the end of this year. While this number sounds enormous, it is actually rather modest compared to the 18.65 million iPhones shipped last winter.

Source: Phandroid

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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