Samsung Galaxy S 2 beats Apple iPhone 4 in UK charts
Samsung's Android-sporting Galaxy S 2 smartphone lands as the UK's most popular smartphone, beating rival Apple's popular iPhone 4 handset to punch
Samsung has topped the UK smartphone sales charts as its newly released Samsung Galaxy S II device topples Apple’s iPhone 4 to become the highest selling handset of the past month as HTC and Android dominate the top 10.
Taking the top spot from last month’s leading handset, Apple’s iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S II combines an impressive 1.2GHz dual-core processor with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display for impeccable content output.
Add to this 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities and a second 2-megapixel forward-facing snapper as well as Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile operating system and you have a dominant force in the mobile market.
“Samsung has leapfrogged Apple and HTC's best handsets this month with its Galaxy S II deservedly stealing a march. With a number of great deals being offered by networks and retailers, this powerful and slick Android smartphone could be around and dominating the chart for a while,” proclaimed Ernest Doku of uSwitch.
With Samsung’s Android powerhouse taking the month’s smartphone top spot, Android’s hugely popular OS went on to dominate the top ten claiming eight of the leading sports interrupted only by Apple’s iPhone 4 in second and RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 8520 in ninth. Of these Android device, five were HTC branded with the original Samsung Galaxy S and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc the remaining two device to make the top ten.
"HTC and Android are still big winners this month, with HTC claiming half of the Top 10 handsets and Android now powering 80% of the chart,” said Doku. “This really stokes the fire in the manufacturer wars, which is set to intensify with an amazing selection of mobiles. This could include iPhone’s oft-rumoured follow up – due to launch in the coming months.”
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