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Samsung GALAXY Note II sells 5 million units globally and stars in new ad

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5 million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II have been sold globally

5 million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II have been sold globally

Back in September, roughly a couple of weeks before the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung's top mobile dude made a prediction. J.K. Shin said that the Korean based manufacturer would sell 20 million units of the phablet in one year, twice as many as the original generation model sold. Once it became apparent that the device was going to sell like hotcakes, the clicks of the counter started to drown out all other noise. Inside a month, 3 million units had been sold and now, the latest count from the Korean manufacturer shows that 5 million Samsung GALAXY Note IIs have been purchased globally. At this pace, Shin's estimate might be a bit light.

We also wanted to show you the latest ad for the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The spot shows how the device, and the S Pen, can make people creative, especially when making a unique birthday card. If you haven't seen the commercial on your television yet, click the play button on the video below.

source: SamsungKorea (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 25 Nov 2012, 22:46 21

1. xDrizzyXx (Posts: 62; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Proud owner of a note 2 :D

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:33 6

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5531; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Sammy seems to have another win with the Note II. There is a lot to like about it. My only question is how long to the Note III?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:57 6

20. doejon (Posts: 317; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


next year in november with a flexibledisplay and
samsung own camerasensor!! o damn i love my note 2 already
its the best device i have every had..

and i will buy the note 3 too :-)

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:33 5

22. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


This is the best smartphone to date...period!
Granted the size isnt for everyone thats why it may not sell as fast or as much as the S3 but nothing beats the sheer number of features on this phone and that too features which are useful and fun!
Note 3 is gonna be EPIC (yes in caps due to size!)

1080p SAMOLED (alternative arrangement like Note 2)
Exynos 5 quad or even 8 Core (ZTE has announced so expect Sammy to compete)
3 or 4 gig DDR3 RAM
Tactile display
4000mAH battery
sd card slot
S pen (improved) with more buttons and functionality
and last but not least,.....
Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Baby!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 17:09 2

28. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


ik its nothing to do here but let me tell ya dude...
"proud owner of S3" :D

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 17:09 1

29. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


ik its nothing to do here but let me tell ya dude...
"proud owner of S3" :D

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 22:52 14

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I just got my first hands on with it today, and to be honest, it isn't such a niche product as I had once thought. Now, I don't think I have huge hands, but it was oddly natural to hold for me. It wasn't too big, it rested in my palm nicely, and one handed use was more easy than I had imagined. The size was practically perfect for my hand, and I'm only 15 years old, so I think there are people with larger hands than mine that could wield it more easily. Entirely more manageable than one might think, I was surprised.

Performance (in the short time I had with it) was pretty amazing. NO lag whatsoever, I tried as hard as I could and I could not slow it down. Instantaneous reaction time to whatever I did.

Build quality was also more solid than I had expected, though there was a bit of creaking and the S-Pen felt a bit odd (for lack of a better word), overall it was nice, but it doesn't hold up to HTC or Motorola.

Samsung deserves those 5 million units and all the more, great work. Though, get a new designer, would you?

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 23:54 1

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


hmmmm....well you're one i trust on here berzerk bro, but i know i would pass on it if i didnt really like the Galaxy S3 when i held it in Walmart a couple times.......So this phablet HAS to be out of the question .......for me that is

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 00:13 6

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Are you talking about size or build quality? Either one is understandable, but I still don't get how the Note II could possibly feel that natural to me in terms of size. One of two things are going on;

1) My hands are huge.

2) The Note isn't as unwieldy as most are led to believe, and fit more people's hands than once thought.

I was speechless when I held the Note II and it felt comfortable. If there were a Motorola, Sony, or HTC equivalent to the Note II (5.3"+), the only thing that *might* pry me away from it is a Nexus. But there is no such device, so I'll get the Nexus 4 and wait until next year to see if there is a quality built phablet that may or may not be a Nexus.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 01:00 2

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Im not sure what it was but the GS3 felt oddly "tall" to me and that was after holding a One X and an Evo 4g lte which are around the same size as the samsung......I did like the Evo's build and feel alot better than both the One X and the GS3 though..

The Note 2 seems ridiculous to me and i'd, without a doubt, pick it up.......but i also know, without a doubt, it wont be for me....

Glad you like it though and im perfectly fine being older than you and still having no interest in its size (for a, so called "phone" that is) lol

Thanks for posting though

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 00:43

30. oister85 (Posts: 393; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Are you going to get the xperia t.?

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 23:10 15

3. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Biggest apple fan boy and banned twice but have placed my iPhone 5 on eBay and plan on buying this gorgeous phone Thursday on Verizon! Can't wait!'n

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 11:41 3

25. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


u have made the right choice, the evergreen world of android welcomes u :}

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 23:14 6

4. oister85 (Posts: 393; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Wow samsung really step up this year

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 08:19 1

23. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Yup and there's more to come!
But according to a certain Samsung hater, those who bought the GNOTE II are the same people who already bought the GSIII this year. So actually, SS is not doing very well, it's just that the SS fanboys are ruining themselves to support SS. LMAO!

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 23:36

5. cncrim (Posts: 459; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Dont worry the next iphone will get bigger beyond the 4inches. WATCH.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 23:38

6. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


hah... alot of people buy the iPhone just because of it's size, if it gets up to the galaxy note size it's gonna sell like crap.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 00:41

10. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


because you miss the point.
galaxy note ii for creativity and productivity.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 00:32

9. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


good advertising by samsung makes note2 the best seller...

i wonder how much did the iPhone 5 sold..

and also the lumia 920...

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 00:41

11. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I 'm a fan of Lumia and I will say they sold less compare to ip5 ang gnII, but im sure next year is their big come back. Surging1 million orders a day.... hehe XD

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 00:45

12. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think they will sell many many more once it becomes available at Verizon.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 01:20

14. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


JK Shin's prediction of selling 20 million units might be wrong, I think it will sell more than just that

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 01:26

15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I said months ago it will sell around 30M

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 01:39 1

16. Mobilephile (Posts: 66; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


it might be more comfortable in the hands because it's now a 16:9 aspect ratio (narrower + taller) form factor vs Note's 16:10. I was surprised myself, seeing the Note + Note II side by side, the original actually looks bigger than the II. Wish they would of such with the same ratio though.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:05 1

17. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Lumia lol wtf.......u talking bout...... Samsung is king......

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:33 1

19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I got my Note 2 on Wednesday!!!!!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:44

21. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Damn you Verizon for being so slow. This phone should have came out before the DNA.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 08:34 1

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2101; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I got mine on Black Friday. Best phone ever. The fluidity of the multitasking blows me away & so does the battery life. After I fully charged it, I got 30 hours of heavy use out of it. I'm sure once I stop picking it up every 5 minutes, I'll be getting 3 days out of it easily. I'm a believer. Samsung has shown me the way.

EDIT: 5 million sold in 2 months & it's still not out on AT&T & Verizon, the biggest carriers in the U.S. This phone will sell 20 million in a year easily.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 12:26

26. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 962; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Im waiting for my moment to upgrade to one of the best phones of the year!! hopefully, hopefully I'll be a part of the 10 million that bought this phone being the Samsung Galaxy Note II

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 15:59

27. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Sales could surge again December 6th onwards ... :)

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