In record breaking sales figures Samsung Galaxy SII reached the magical one million mark within only a month of its launch. Its previous version, the Samsung Galaxy S had reached the same figure in 70 days.
The Android handset, which runs on a dual core system on a chip (SOC), hit Korean stores in April and received a rousing welcome perhaps for its good hardware.
The phone has an improved Super AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) screen which is 4.3 inch large. It ensures that colours don’t appear saturated and that images remain sharp.
Also, Galaxy SII’s TouchWiz interface proved to be a critical factor which attracted users to the stores.
Although the initial data is only from Korea, Samsung Galaxy SII is also expected to sell in good numbers in Europe and other key markets of the world.
Users will only have problems with the back plastic cover, which seems almost to be a Samsung tradition.
A huge plus of the device is that users can see missed calls or SMSs without even unlocking the screen. Performance-wise there doesn’t seem to be a lag in response, which is extremely smooth to say the least. The dual core processor shows its power very clearly when users launch an app. Pinch to zoom works well on Flash videos too, and the feature performance is among the best on all phones.
Samsung Galaxy SII has an improved GPS (Global Positioning System) feature, which connects with the satellite quickly and remains connected — better than before. Battery life is also good, though when the phone is used on 3G networks in India, users may expect battery life to be slightly less.