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Sales of Samsung's latest smart phone top 200,000 in 10 days after launch


SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- Sales of the Galaxy S, the latest smartphone released by Samsung Electronics Co., topped 200,000 units in South Korea within 10 days of its launch, the company said Sunday.

   Samsung Electronics, the world's No. 2 mobile phone maker, rolled out the Android-powered Galaxy S model on June 24 in South Korea.

Apple Inc. has sold more than 800,000 units of its iPhone 3GS model in South Korea after launching its smartphone locally at the end of 2009.

   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.

   sam@yna.co.kr
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