Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in two monthsBy Shawn Knight
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.