KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung has confirmed that it has sold none of its Galaxy S II smartphones since it launched the device.
Last Monday Samsung issued a press release to announce that it had sold three million units of its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S II. Previously, in May, it had announced that it had taken 3 million pre-orders for the same phone.
This immediately made us wonder whether the firm had sold three million or six million of the smartphones, so we asked it straight away to see if its calculator was malfunctioning. It's been 10 long days since then while Samsung scrabbled around for an answer and we've finally got it.
Samsung told us today, "in response to your article, the figure is 3 [million]." So it hasn't sold any more phones since the launch, then.
What exactly has happened we don't know and so we can only speculate on the possibilties, since Samsung doesn't seem to know anyway. Perhaps a vast number of people cancelled their pre-orders at the last minute, or maybe it really hasn't sold a single Galaxy S II since launching the phone.
Clearing up the issue, Samsung said, "To sum up, Samsung received 3 million pre-orders for the Galaxy S II by early May, which was when the first press release was issued. The devices were then released to channels in late June, following that the press release announcing The 3 million sales had been completed was sent out in early July."
It has taken Samsung an age to answer our simple question, while its main reason for the delay has been the time difference between the UK and Korea, and its PR told us, "I realise it's frustrating to have to wait for an official response to a question such as [this], so please do accept my apologies." µ
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