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Samsung Galaxy S2 sales hit 5 million, even before US release

Worldwide sales of the Samsung Galaxy S2 have passed the 5 million mark, before the Android super phone has even been released in America.

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S2 smart phone have passed the mammoth 5 million mark, and the phone hasn't even gone on sale in the US yet.

Samsung reckons it managed to hit the mammoth figure in under three months -- 85 days to be exact, according to adorably named Samsung blog Sammy Hub. As the chart to the right clearly shows, that makes the S2 significantly better than 100 elephants, a football pitch and a mountain.

As we already mentioned, the Galaxy S2 hasn't been released to our stateside cousins yet, so sales could be hugely boosted in the next few months. We'll be watching carefully, using transatlantic spy-planes to monitor the S2's progress.

That impressive sales figure doesn't mean there are 5 million Galaxy S2 owners out there, however -- that number takes into account devices that Samsung has sold to operators and shops, who buy in bulk and don't necessarily shift all their stock.

To put it further in context, Apple sold over 18 million iPhones globally in the first three months of 2011, although that includes both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, and many of those were in the US.

Nevertheless, we know the S2 is incredibly popular, and with good reason. Rocking a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus (read: good) display, the S2 is uncompromisingly massive and bright, and yet defies gravity, weighing a mere 115g.

With an 8-megapixel camera and 1.2GHz processor somehow crammed inside a frame that's just 8.49mm thick, it's a luxurious piece of phonery.

It's not all good news for Samsung though. The South Korean tech giant is embroiled in a fierce legal feud with Apple, which is trying to block the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US. The company has also recently hit back at a ruling that unsafe factory conditions were responsible for two workers dying of leukaemia.

Do you own an S2? Are you happy with it, or do you yearn for an iPhone? Let us know in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page.

Image credit: Sammy Hub