Samsung, reportedly, has sold 3 million Galaxy S2 smartphones worldwide, excluding the US, which is a major concern for Apple Inc on the brink of release of the anticipated iPhone 5.

Apple, however, can take courage from last year’s announcement when the company said that they had sold 3 million iPhone 4s in less than a month, which is half the time for the Korea-based smartphone maker. Apple also managed to sell more than half of the smartphones in the initial 48 hours.

Apple’s success, however, was controlled as most of the expected features were missing. Now iPhone 5 is on its way and the company is expected to leave no stones unturned, according to an ITProPortal report.

Apple is rumored to arrive with a larger 3.7-inch glass screen, an 8MP dual-LED flash camera, a dual-core A5 processor and will be 4G LTE compatible. It is expected to be made available in September.

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