Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Sales Hits A Million In Korea, Likely To Reach 10M In A Month
Samsung has yet another reason to cheer. The immensely popular Galaxy Note 2 has now sold over one million units in South Korea, a clear indication of the impending global dominance that Samsung might come to claim in its booming smartphone industry, having already crossed the 5-million mark in global sales last month. They can take pride in the fact that the Korean behemoth is now creating unprecedented records in smartphone sales and continues to offer novel products and features.
A year since the original Samsung Galaxy Note launched, the Note 2 has been a work of genius. Although there was initial skepticism regarding the massive size and the stylus-based interface which people thought had been done away with due to enhanced capacitive touchscreens, the Note (and the signature S-Pen) created a unique experience for millions of users, and restored popularity to the stylus, even though it’s only a niche device. The Note is allows users to sketch, write, and capture or crop elements quickly and easily, on its 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display. The Note 2 only got better, with a marginally bigger screen and a design that adapts the “river-rock finish” of the S3, the Exynos quad-core processor, twice the RAM and the latest version of Android. Not to mention the latest of Samsung’s software offerings, such as Smart Stay, and enhanced S-Pen utilities.
Samsung is reportedly on track to sell 10 million Note 2 units globally within the next two months, 4-5 months of its late-September launch, compared to the nearly 10 months that it took to meet that milestone with the Note. Currently available on North American carriers, it aims to achieve this through extensive advertising and publicity, including an internet meme focusing on the S-Pen and its features. Although the Galaxy S3 still remains the company’s flagship device with the largest sales, the Note and its successor are the clear pioneers in their niche. The 5.5-inch Jelly Bean superphone will be available across SKT, KT and LG U+ carriers, supporting LTE connectivity on all three, available in 32GB and 64GB storage offerings. The Galaxy Note II will eventually be available in 128 countries
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 currently has monopoly in this class of devices, termed the phablets (phone-tablets) that promise to be handy as well as feature-laden. LG is also reporting similar domestic sales for its aging 5-inch Optimus Vu (released in the US under the brand name Intuition), but its 4:3 aspect-ratio screen is a let-down. However reports suggest the likes of HTC, Sony, Huawei and ZTE all have 5-inch plus handsets on the way, many of which will apparently boast 1080p Full HD display, aiming to provide the Note some stiff competition. Watch this space.