Samsung should send a thank you note to Apple for holding back the iPhone 5 release until September. Samsung managed to sell a record three million Galaxy S II Android smartphones in just 55 days. Eat your heart out Apple.

Samsung boasted the record Galaxy S II sales numbers in a press release on July 3, saying it beats the record of the original Galaxy S smartphone by 30 days. Samsung sold three million Galaxy S handsets in 85 days, it claims. Samsung sold more than 10 million original Galaxy S smartphones worldwide.

Most of the Galaxy S II sales, Samsung says, were in Europe and Asia, where the phone is now available, as well as Latin America. According to the company, Samsung Electronics topped the Austrian smartphone market with the market share of 30 percent. It also seized 36 percent of the smartphone market in Switzerland.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is an Android 2.3 smartphone, with a superthin design, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a dual core processor and 4G speeds. In the review of the Galaxy S II, we gave extra points to the phone for the big and bright display but noted the lack of a camera shutter button and the plethora of preinstalled software.