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Samsung Galaxy Note shipments hit 5 million

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Samsung Galaxy Note shipments hit 5 million
More and more factual evidence suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note is doing more than well with the latest statistics showing the gigantic device hitting the amazing 5 million shipments. That’s tremendous success for what’s seen by many as a rather niche device.

The Galaxy Note has been available globally for a mere five months. It launched in October, and stateside it arrived much later, but it seems that the US launch gave it a big push. 

Back in the beginning of the month, Samsung reported 2 million Notes sold, and now shipments are said to be 5 million.

To better help its sales, Samsung is launching an LTE version of the Galaxy Note in Japan next month, available on local carrier NTT DoCoMo.

The Samsung Galaxy Note with its humongous 5.3-inch display is a high-end device that won’t suite everyone. It comes with a built in stylus and the big display all point to creative artists as its main audience. And it was plain and clear that Samsung took a risk by introducing such a weird device, a “phablet,” somewhere between a phone and a tablet, an uncontested territory in the mobile market.

source: Samsung via SammyHub

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posted on 28 Mar 2012, 02:55 8

1. android_hitman (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


can't wait for the 2nd generation of galaxy note! it's and awesome phablet

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 03:12

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


It is a Niche device and 2 million has been sold.
Now shipment is 5million and by end of this year Samsung is aiming to sell 10million. So according to their target it is doing very well.
However shipment does not equal to sales, perhaps future sales.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 06:42 4

5. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


for a device that was initially mocked and was said no one would want or need it,it has done very well..2million has been sold to people from last we heard but their customers are the carriers etc and if they have brought 5million then that's a sale for Samsung and am sure the likes of at&t etc would be asking for more notes if it wasn't selling well..am sure 10million will be reached easily by end of year.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 03:26 7

3. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


Please make a correction in the article...it's supposed to be "suit" everyone, not "suite" anyone.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 03:33 4

4. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 364; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


this proves that gigantic phones are going to rule the market till galaxy note screen size 5.3 inch and hope not beyond that.nokia at mwc told that big screen size phones is stupidity.now guess who is stupid.after few years nokia is going to embrace stupidity and also it has started embracing stupidity by making 4.3 inch screen size lumia 900 phone which we already have i.e.samsung galaxy s2(smartphone of the year).screen till specific size is not an issue,the issue is performance and galaxy note is the performance phone.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:00 1

6. 0o0blackstar0o0 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Sorry was supposed to be thumbs up !.. I think 4.3 is Perfect for everyday use for good basic use phone .. But personally i love big screens :D So i got Galaxy Note . So much easier to type and browse with iv had it for a month now and i still look at the box and have a "to good to be true" feeling seriously best phone iv ever owned and i'm glad their having success with it.

Also i think Iphone screens are too small even for basic everyday touch screen use .. now that i got my Galaxy Note i'm 100% i will not be able to go any smaller than 4.3" + its a whole other experience with 5.3" People watch me using it out and about and go wow what phone is that!!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:25 1

7. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


2million sold 5million on shipment 3million waiting to be sold 10million by the end of the year i dont think so its for a niche market not your every day user.remember galaxy s3 and iphone 5 coming out later this year these 2 will sell by the bucket loads as they are classed as everyday phones.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:26 1

8. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


2million sold 5million on shipment 3million waiting to be sold 10million by the end of the year i dont think so its for a niche market not your every day user.remember galaxy s3 and iphone 5 coming out later this year these 2 will sell by the bucket loads as they are classed as everyday phones.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:46 4

9. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


More evidence that this will come to more carriers even in the U.S if they want to hit 10 million by years end.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:07 4

10. ZayZay (Posts: 560; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Love my sexy white note.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 15:14

18. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


So jealous. How is the call quality and speakerphone?

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:14 2

11. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


You know, and this is why Verizon sucks. I have had VZW for 10 years and I swear to god, if they don't get the Note, I'M LEAVING! F U Verizon for dropping the ball on this one in the 1st place. Now, if they get the 2nd generation Note, I can deal with that but come on, I WANT THIS PHONE!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:38 3

12. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


I'm a long time Verizon customer as well and it seems to me they've been dropping the ball on a variety of handsets lately. It could be exclusive deals that were made. I'm just interested in the Note as well as the Lumina 900 both AT&T exclusives. Step it up Verizon.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 15:11 1

15. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Exactly! This is getting ridiculous. I just went from a Samsung Fascinate to a Droid Bionic and while it's a great phone, I want better. It's also to hold me off until my contract expires to see if VZW will be smart enough to get the Note or something like that.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:51

14. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Dude, relax, I have the droid razr and it is just fine.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 15:12 1

16. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


So your telling me that if the Note came to VZW tomorrow and they gave you an upgrade option to the Note, you wouldn't do it? I bet you that Razr you have will be on ebay asap.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:50

13. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Apple with follow suit...they always do...eventually

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 15:13 1

17. Wildmanfan (Posts: 235; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Who the hell is talking about Apple right now?

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