Galaxy Note II sales hit 5 million

Hitting a high Note
Adam Smith

November 26, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung has flogged 5 million of its Note II “phablet” (phone/tablet) globally in the device’s first two months on sale.

That beats analyst expectations, Computerworld notes, although the Galaxy S III still remains the company’s most popular smartphone.

The original Galaxy Note sold a million a month for its first quarter, so 2.5 million per month is, well, two and a half times better assuming the Note II can keep up that pace for the next month.

The Note II comes with a stylus and offers note-taking functionality which is a tempting added extra for those who don’t mind a larger phone (with a 5.5 inch screen which is starting to get towards the 7 inch tablet size – hence the moniker “phablet”).

Jack Gold, an analyst at J. Gold Associates, told Computerworld: “The Note form factor works very well for many users who don’t need a device that fits inside a pocket. The 5.5 inch screen is a great size for web surfing and videos. I even use it as a book reader and it fits in my shirt pocket pretty well.”

No other company offers a phone with such a big screen, although Dell did try its hand with the Streak a while back, but that flopped pretty spectacularly.


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