Samsung Galaxy Note II sales hit 1m in South Korea, tipped to reach 10m globally in Q1 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note II sales hit 1m in South Korea, tipped to reach 10m globally in Q1 2013It’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.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 16:50

Size aside, it is the best phone around imho... For every element there's a better alternative, but for the overall package I can't think of anything better. Frankly: if anyone considers a 4.8-incher, I'd suggest the sllightly bigger Note 2 instead. It doesn't add that much more bulk, but delivers so much more in terms of applications and functionality.

Too big for my taste, though. Well...and I'm still waiting for Android to mature :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 20:15

I agree (as did my £425) it's not let down in any one area, as so many phones are nowadays. There's even an LTE version, the N7105, for those who want to be ripped off by EE.

Also, you say it's not the best in any one area, but I think it may well be the fastest phone (in real usage), on the market, no? It's blisteringly fast (and out-benchmarks the Optimus G/Nexus 4) when you overclock it to 1.92Ghz. It also helps that you can do most stuff without zooming in, makes the web experience seem much faster and more fluid.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 20:42

Yes.... There were about three weeks between my using the SGS3 and the Note 2. You may be right: the Note 2 seemed a tad snappier.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 3, 2013 at 00:00

Yeah, the N2 is definitely a wee bit quicker than the S3. If you OC the N2, it's a lot quicker than a stock S3 (unsurprisingly).


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