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The Most Popular Samsung Phone Is Something Called The Samsung Galaxy Prevail

For two years, from June 2010 through June 2012, Samsung sold 21.25 million phones. Its most popular model during that span? Not a Galaxy S II phone, not a Nexus phone but the not exactly vaunted… Samsung Galaxy Prevail on Boost Mobile.

How do we know this? Because of the Apple-Samsung court battle. Samsung and Apple lawyers had to file documents to the court that detailed the breakdown of their phone and tablet sales and some previously private information is being revealed to the public. Like how Samsung has only sold a relatively paltry 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices.

The Galaxy Prevail sold 2.25 million phones while the Galaxy S II series (with all its variants) reached 4.1 million of sales in that two year span but none of its variants beat the Galaxy Prevail. That Prevail, which is a decidedly low-end Android model, has a 3.2 inch, 320 x 480 pixel screen and 2-megapixel camera housed in a plastic body that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It’s not even close to being the best phone that Samsung makes and yet it’s easily the most popular. Crazy. [All Things D]


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