Samsung Galaxy II flies off shelves

Samsung Electronics has announced it has had global pre-orders of more than 3 million for the Galaxy S II, having reached the milestone at the end of April, before the smartphone even hit UK stores on 1 May. Since hitting the shelves the handset has proved a huge success with UK consumers.

David Johnson, Head of Devices Commercial and Product Management at O2 comments: “More and more of our customers are looking to move to smartphones and, as the home of the smartphone, we’re keen to bring them a range of the best devices to suit any budget. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been a real hit with customers and, alongside the rest of our Samsung Galaxy range, gives customers another way to experience the unique O2 and Samsung Take That offer.”

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The Galaxy S II, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S and Galaxy Mini have all exceeded expectations. There are three things we want our Galaxy range to stand out for – superb hardware, the latest OS and the greatest and most relevant content. Above all, we work very hard to make sure people are getting the best smartphone experience, and so it’s great to see products like the Galaxy S II proving to be so in demand.”

The Samsung Galaxy S II is Samsung’s slimmest and lightest smartphone yet. It’s the first handset to offer Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus screen technology the largest, brightest and most colourful screen available in Samsung’s portfolio of devices, making it the best screen for viewing movies, games, TV and apps. Super slim (8.49mm) and lightweight (116g) with a long battery life, the Galaxy S II also features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording and playback.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is now available in the UK across all major networks and retailers.