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 which revealed some previously private information to the public. Like how Samsung has only sold a relatively paltry 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices. Or how a phone on Boost Mobile is Samsung’s highest seller.
The Galaxy Prevail individually sold 2.25 million phones while the entire Galaxy S II series (with all its variants) reached 4.1 million of sales in that two year span. Amazingly, none of the Galaxy S II variants beat the Galaxy Prevail head to head. That Prevail, which is a decidedly low-end Android model that only runs on Boost Mobile, 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 no where close to being the best phone that Samsung makes and yet it’s easily the most popular. Crazy. [All Things D]