SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- Sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S2 smartphone in South Korea topped 120,000 units just three days after its launch, outpacing the initial sales of its predecessor, industry sources said Wednesday.
During the first three days of sales, SK Telecom Co. activated 65,000 units and KT Corp. sold 40,000 units, according to the companies. LG Uplus Corp., the smallest mobile carrier, said it sold 15,000 of the handsets.
The three mobile operators began sales of the Galaxy S2 smartphone, the thinner, faster and lighter sequel of the Galaxy S, on April 29.
The pace is much faster than that of the first Galaxy S smartphone, which debuted in South Korea in June 2010. SK Telecom, then the only operator selling the Galaxy S, sold 50,000 units of the smartphone in the first three days of sales.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy S2 smartphone stood at 270,000 units as of April, according to the companies.
Some 140 mobile carriers in 120 countries are scheduled to release Samsung's new smartphone starting this week. The company is eyeing 10 million in sales for the Galaxy S2 smartphone, Shin Jong-kyun, president of the company's mobile division, told reporters last week.