200,000 Samsung Glaxy S phones sold in South Korea in 10 days since its launch on June 24.On the other hand the iPhone 3GS has sold 800,000 units in South Korea since it launched at the end of 2009.
Samsung says it’s because the Galaxy S is better tailored to the South Korean market than some of its competitors, like, say the Apple iPhone 3GS.Samsung attributes this to the preloaded app package that serves South Koreans better than what the Apple offering comes with.
The Galaxy S smartphone is tailored to better cater to South Korean consumers, the company said, with pre-loaded applications from South Korean bookstores and portal Web sites.
The 9.9 millimeter-thin Galaxy S is powered by a 1-gigahertz Samsung chip and sports a sharper display visible in the sunlight.
Samsung hopes the Galaxy S model will help it gain a stronger footing in the lucrative smartphone segment.