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Galaxy S II for Sprint Hits FCC with WiMAX, Device Sales Pass 5 Million Globally

A tech analyst excited all of us yesterday when he predicted that the Samsung Galaxy S II could land on Verizon before any other carrier.  With Sprint’s version now passing through the FCC though, are we still willing to make any bets on that?  We definitely know that the SGS2 is headed to the states some time in August and likely through all 4 major carriers thanks to JK Shin, but an FCC filing is usually a good sign of what’s to come.  The good news is that the Sprint version will be 4G and run on their WiMAX network, so let us hope that Verizon finds a way to force an LTE chip into theirs without turning the device into a tank.

And in related news, the device itself cruised over the 5 million global sales mark in just 85 days without a U.S. device in sight.  The press note below is a little confusing and mentions 10 million, but we’re thinking they are referencing the “turning point” as being the half-way mark to 10 million.

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Passed the Turning Point of 10 Million Global Sales

Galaxy S 2, which is becoming a global smart icon, finally passed the turning point of 10 million global sales. Samsung Electronics announced on July 27 that its flagship smartphone Galaxy S 2 has marked the accumulated global sales of 5 million units only 85 days (on July 22) after its release.

Galaxy S 2 reached the turning point 40 days earlier than its predecessor: Galaxy S did it in 125 days. Galaxy S 2 acquired 56% of the entire mobile phone market in Korea last month, and it has topped the mobile phone market share in more than 10 European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. And it seems Galaxy S 2 is ‘still hungry’ as it is now poised to spread its global sensation into other regions like Latin America and China

Getting excited yet?

Via:  FCCWireless Goodness, Phandroid

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  • John_clavis

    And it looks like it has a lanyard hole! Oh, joy! Oh, rapture! This is the best phone EVAR!

  • Anonymous

    Oh Verizon’s will be LTE alright. They’ll be able to shove it in that brick of a slider and claim they have an LTE GalaxyS2. But we’ll all know the truth won’t we…

  • Anonymous

    Sprint and Android are taking over!!! True story… Take That Scroat!!

  • Anonymous

    My contract ends in Dec. Right now it looks like I’ll be switching to Sprint for this (because I like Sprint better) or whatever carrier has the Nexus Prime or whatever it will be called.

  • Rayzkain

    Hay i just posted this up 20 mins ago. So Im 1st.HA! If Verizon know what is good for them it will be LTE. Bye Bionic, heellllloooooo SAMMIE.

  • EC8CH

    If the GSII comes out as 4G and the i*hone5 is still 3G, and the GSII doesn’t crush it…

    I will have lost my faith in humanity

    • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

      I will save you the wait. The iPhone 5 will be 3g and it will crush the GSII in terms of sales. The reason Apple sales are through the roof is because its a great user experience and is part of a larger iOS/iTunes ecosystem. It has nothing to do with download speed or CPU speeds. Even Google executives don’t use Android.

      • EC8CH

        it’s not “part of a larger iOS/iTunes ecosystem”…

        it’s locked into a walled garden where choice is restricted and you are forced to buy everything from your wonderful “ecosystem”

        go ahead and call that a great user experience if you want, I however value my ability to think for myself.

        • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

          seriously how old are you? no matter your perception of iOS/iTunes ecosystem people still enjoy the ability to get apps, movies and music in one place. i will bet you money you are probably 20 years old or less(give or take a year or two). consumers don’t want to think for themselves. they don’t’ want to be tech experts to have a phone to make calls, browse the net and take pictures. how is the fact that my mom doesn’t want to worry about malware and terribly written apps mean she lacks the ability to think for herself. You are obvisouly a child and you feel that this “principled stand” somehow makes you superior to those who want a product that just works. I actually feel kind of bad for you because you’ve just proven that you are not judging iOS vs Android based on the pros and cons but rather based on some perceived “freedom” you have. If your definition of freedom is what you put on your phone then you are going to be in real trouble when mom kicks you out of the house.

        • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

          seriously how old are you? no matter your perception of iOS/iTunes ecosystem people still enjoy the ability to get apps, movies and music in one place. i will bet you money you are probably 20 years old or less(give or take a year or two). consumers don’t want to think for themselves. they don’t’ want to be tech experts to have a phone to make calls, browse the net and take pictures. how is the fact that my mom doesn’t want to worry about malware and terribly written apps mean she lacks the ability to think for herself. You are obvisouly a child and you feel that this “principled stand” somehow makes you superior to those who want a product that just works. I actually feel kind of bad for you because you’ve just proven that you are not judging iOS vs Android based on the pros and cons but rather based on some perceived “freedom” you have. If your definition of freedom is what you put on your phone then you are going to be in real trouble when mom kicks you out of the house.

          • EC8CH

            It’s funny. You sound like a politician reading off talking points written by *pple.

            Fact is people should have the freedom to install whatever software they want and purchase it from whatever source they choose.  You don’t have to be a 20 year old living with their mother to appreciate that.

          • EC8CH

            Oh… and since you brought your Mom into this,

            Have her come over to my place and I’ll show her how to use a real phone if you know what I mean.

  • Michael

    I really hope this makes it to Verizon with an LTE radio. It kinda makes me wish I didn’t have LTE in my area.
    The Galaxy S II is still by far the best smartphone out there. The Bionic wont even touch it on performance, and like others have said the iPhone 5 will probably be it’s closest competition.

  • EC8CH

    Proof the US wireless industry is efd up…

    GSII has been out over 3 months, sold more than 5 million, and it still isn’t available on any US carriers.

    US wireless carriers have too much power and are slowing down innovation.

    • Anonymous

      Right. As long as profits are increasing who the hell cares about innovation? Fin corporate companies. 

  • Anonymous

    “5mm taller and 3mm wider than Euro-spec Galaxy S II”  according to Engadget

    Hopefully, its the same for Verizon :)

    • EC8CH

      I’d take those dimensional increases in exchange for an LTE radio!

      • Anonymous

        I would too anyday, but maybe its both seeing that Sprint’s GSII is for WiMax

  • Tbssawd07

    Screw the Bionic!

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Please be LTE. Please be LTE. Please be LTE.

  • Anonymous

    Come on Verizon get your shit together.

  • Gregb091

    An lte version of the s2 on verizon would make me drop my thunderbolt in a heartbeat.

    • Oddnumber003

      Agreed!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Excited?  Not if it’s a slider.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sarrants Steve Arrants

    Any guestimate of the phone’s price for Sprint? 

  • Anonymous

    Source!? J/K. LOL

  • Oddnumber003

    Come on verizonwireless. LTE galaxy 2 would be sick.

    • Vanilla Ice

      I laugh because DL post something about Verizon getting it first. Still NO sign of it yet. Verizons gsII is going to break so many hearts.

      • GotSka81

        If a news source gets it to DL, and DL thinks it’s reputable, I’d rather them post it and have it be false than not post it at all.

    • Vanilla Ice

      I laugh because DL post something about Verizon getting it first. Still NO sign of it yet. Verizons gsII is going to break so many hearts.

  • DroidzFX

    By the time this phone hits the market it going to be old news. 

    • Oddnumber003

      They will be announcing the galaxy 3 by the time the us carriers get it lol

      • DroidzFX

        Yep

    • Anonymous

      Doubt it. The only device that’s probably going to be in the same league as this phone for a while is the iPhone 5. The GSII is way ahead of the competition.

      • Oddnumber003

        It was a joke. And yes it looks like it is coming down to iPhone 5 and sg2. Everything else seems to be falling behind. Sanding really stepped up their game considering they made the omnia. And moto is doing the opposite. Getting worse. Screen quality? These horrible release dates? Moto blur? Lock boot loader? Xoom promise? They cannot make right decisions. Once google let go of their hand they a messing up.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        Nexus Prime?

      • DroidzFX

        Did you just reference the ■phone? It has not been in the same league since Android came out.

      • Anonymous

        Are you being serious?

      • Anonymous

        The iPhail 5 is already outdated, practically everything will beat it.

        • Anonymous

          That’s why the iPhone3GS is waxing half of Androids as already, while the 4 is still up to par with the upper 25% right?

  • Anonymous

    Sprint anybody?

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      Sprint +1

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      Sprint doesn’t even make it to my house.  It dies about a mile out.  Only VZW reaches me.  Which has been the source of much consternation because VZW can’t even provide a stable data connection in either of the two metro areas I go to.

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