Samsung claims to have sold (not just shipped ) 10 million Galaxy S II smartphones around the globe since launching it back in April, with five million of those sales coming in past eight weeks alone. That doesn't put Samsung's flagship device on par with the iPhone in terms of sales numbers, but it certainly shows one reason why Apple is so intent on blocking Samsung shipments whenever and wherever possible.
The Galaxy S II is a thin (8.49mm) and light (4 ounces) Android smartphone with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, Gorilla Glass, 8MB rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, HSPA+ connectivity, microSD card slot, and other features you would expect to find on a high-end smartphone. It also includes the latest version of Samsung's 3D TouchWiz UI.
Going forward, Samsung hopes to draw more attention to its Bada mobile platform it developed in-house. Bada is now in version 2.0 and expected to go open source , a move that could help the platform gain traction in the U.S. if it's received favorably by developers.
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