10% of Koreans Own Galaxy S II
While we don’t know how many galaxies make up the universe, a recent report does tell us that there are five million Samsung Galaxy S II phones in Korea. Samsung, a proud Korean brand and the world’s second-largest phone maker by volume appears to be even more popular on its home turf than it is abroad.
In fact, given Korea’s population of about 48 million people, sales of five million Galaxy S II smartphones mean that just over 10 percent of Koreans are toting around this Android-powered communicator. That’s pretty impressive, given that the phone only went on sale last April.
Overall, Samsung has about 50% of overall smartphone market share in Korea. With an estimated 25 to 30 million smartphones in Korea and growing, that’s a huge market and market opportunity.
Samsung has sold around 20 million Galaxy S IIs globally, as of last week. The rumor mill has already started churning out reports of a soon-to-be-announced Galaxy S III. Stay tuned for more information.
Do you have a Galaxy S II? Are you eagerly awaiting the launch of the Galaxy S III? Let us know in the comments.