It’s probably fair to say that the original Samsung Galaxy Note exceeded all expectations, shifting five million units in five months.
Its successor, the aptly named Samsung Galaxy Note 2, achieved the same feat in just two months, and now we’re hearing it’s hitting – or about to hit – all sorts of other crazy records.
For starters, on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s home turf of South Korea alone, it’s sold an impressive one million units.
Interestingly, the LG Optimus Vu is making the same claim. Really? Unwired View suggests that LG might be combining sales of the Optimus Vu and Optimus Vu 2, which would make a tad more sense.
In any case, while it took the original Samsung Galaxy Note around 10 months to hit 10 million sold worldwide, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is - according to MK - expected to reach that landmark within the next couple of months. Cripes.
Clearly “phablets” are proving incredibly popular, and indeed smartphone display sizes continue to creep up across the board. The Samsung Galaxy S IV is rumoured to be in the 5in vicinity, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is tipped to hit 6.3in.