Many thought that Samsung was out of their mind when launching the original Galaxy Note smartphone, a device that blurred the lines between smartphone and tablet. Surprisingly enough, however, the handset sold incredibly well and effectively ushered in the phablet era as we know it today.
Samsung is now on the third iteration of the Galaxy Note and consumers are showing no signs that they are tiring of the oversized smartphone. The company recently revealed that the Note 3 is the most successful of the bunch thus far, having sold 10 million units in just 60 days time.
That means the Note 3, which is now available in nearly 60 countries, is selling twice as fast as the Note II did and is pretty close to being as successful as the Galaxy S4. The latter device took just 50 days to reach 10 million units sold. Samsung highlighted the fact that the device is doing especially well in China thanks in part to the popularity of the S Pen and two new color options: red and rose gold.
Looking to the future, Samsung’s next phone to join the 10 million seller’s club could very well be the Galaxy S5. This device, which will likely launch sometime in the first few months of 2014, is rumored to include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.5GHz, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and an eye-catching 2K HD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,400.
The Note 3 is part of Samsung's ever-expanding Galaxy line. It features a new soft textured leather-like plastic cover, a 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU for LTE models or a 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octacore for 3G variants, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a microSD expansion slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a 3,200mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is slimmer and thinner than its predecessor. The Galaxy Note II has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16 to 64GB of internal storage to handle your daily activities. A microSD slot adds even more memory by providing the option of supporting an additional 64GB of storage.
The Samsung Galaxy Note measures 147mm (5.78in) tall and 83mm (3.27in) across, which means that it feels absolutely massive when held in the hand. However, despite its large dimensions, the Note remains very thin at only 9.7mm (0.38in) thick. Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note with impressive internal hardware: a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (with just under 13GB available to the user). It comes with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and Samsung's TouchWiz interface.
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