South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has just unveiled the fact that its latest flagship Android-based device, the Samsung GALXY S, managed to sell more that 5 million units all around the world.
The mobile phone was brought to the shelves this spring, when Samsung made it available for purchase in various European markets, followed by the handset's launch in its homeland South Korea and in the United States.
According to the leading handset vendor
, its Android-based device already managed to prove successful in all markets where it was made available for purchase.
Thus, the company confirmed that it managed to sell more that 1 million GALAXY S units in Korea, and that over 2 million units were shipped in the United States.
For those out of the loop, we should note that GALAXY S
landed on the market in the US via all major carriers in the country.
In order to maintain momentum, Samsung has launched the device in more markets, including China last month, and announced the arrival of GALAXY S in Japan for later this month.
The Android-based smartphone should land on Japanese shelves at NTT DOCOMO, accompanied by the first tablet PC the handset vendor brought to the market with Google's Android platform on board, the Samsung GALAXY Tab
“The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab will deliver true value and enjoyment through immersive, integrative and intelligent consumer experiences,” JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, commented.
“We are very grateful for the fantastic global response we have received for the GALAXY S and I am convinced that the Japanese market will feel the same.
“With the launch of the GALAXY Tab
and in partnership with NTT DOCOMO, we are bringing Japanese consumers a smart media device that has generated significant excitement across the world.”
Currently powered by the Android 2.1 OS version, the GALAXY S is expected to receive an upgrade to the latest OS flavor, 2.2 Froyo, later this year.