Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones have topped the 30 million global sales mark despite its continuous battles with Apple over patents.
The electronics giant says that its Galaxy smartphone ranges have both set new records for the Korean firm and have made the Galaxy brand a worldwide success.
Its Galaxy S II model, which recently received five awards at sister title Mobile Choice’s Consumer Awards 2011, has set a new record for Samsung, generating more than 10 million sales – quicker than any device in Samsung’s history.
Meanwhile, is predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S has reached almost 20 million unit sales, making it the highest-selling mobile device in Samsung’s portfolio to date.
Samsung claims that this success has set a record-breaker for the company and the mobile market, helping to make it the largest Android smartphone vendor and the second largest phone vendor overall worldwide, according to analysts IDC.
JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business said: 'The phenomenal success of these smartphones once again demonstrates how the Galaxy S smartphones are setting the standard for smart mobile technology around the world.'
The news comes despite continuous legal wrangling between Samsung and Apple. In August, Apple won the latest battle in its patent war against Samsung devices after a Dutch court ruled in favour of a sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones in the Netherlands and possibly another 29 European countries, forcing the company to reorganise its logistics chain in Europe accordingly.
Samsung and its mobile devices have been the subject of an aggressive campaign of litigation by Apple, which has also secured a German embargo on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The tablet war has continued to escalate and Samsung are now seeking a ban on sales of iPhone 4S in Australia and Japan.