Galaxy Note II hits 5 million channel sales in two months

By on November 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

Samsung has revealed that its oversized Galaxy Note II smartphone just surpassed 5 million channel sales, less than two months after its launch. The company stopped short of mentioning actual sales to consumers, but the figure still provides an indication of how much demand the so-called ‘phablet’ is seeing, with estimates suggesting it is selling roughly three times faster than its predecessor.

The announcement was made in a Korean press release put out by Samsung this morning. The milestone is  significant in its own right considering a massive 5.5-inch phone is more of an acquired taste for a relatively niche market as opposed to more average sized smartphones. Thus, the Galaxy Note II can’t quite match the mainstream appeal of Samsung's own Galaxy S III, which cracked 20 million just 100 days after its debut, or Apple’s iPhone 5 which hit the 5 million consumer sales milestone in just three days.

The Galaxy Note II has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16 to 64GB of internal storage. Samsung has previously said it expects the device to sell as many as 20 million units -- around double that of the original Galaxy Note -- thanks to a partnership with 260 carriers around the world.

They might have to battle Apple in court to achieve that goal, however. Over the weekend, the Cupertino company added the Note II to its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, along with the Galaxy S3, and the Galaxy S3 Mini. The case is set to go to trial next year.

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Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

Awesome phone. I really love this thing, I got it about a week ago and no regrets. I upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S2

van_h van_h said:

Apple is fighting a losing battle. It is like old RCA trying to stop television and transistor radio imports from Japan in the 50s and 60s. Once the cat is out of the bag, it's over Johnny.

jizzyburnizzy said:

I really want this phone. contract is available for an upgrade in 2 weeks. just wondering if this phone might be too big...doesnt look like it will fit in my pocket

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I've tried it for a day, and didn't liked the size of this thing. Oh well it has one common thing with SGS3 I'm still stuck with, TouchWiz crashed twice during my usage, somethings .......... never change

Arris Arris said:

I agree with Archean, it's just a little too big if I'm going to be sticking it in a trouser pocket. Nexus 4 should be on it's way to me this week instead.

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Yup, plus one thing I forgot to mention in my OP, was its gyro sensor got stuck twice, even calibrating it didn't fix the issue, so I had to reset the damn thing to get it working again. I've seen this issue on at least five units, except for two, the rest had to be factory reset.

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