We've known for a while that Samsung's Galaxy Note line has done exceptionally well for itself and the company behind it, but it always help to put things into perspective with a number of units sold. This is exactly what Andy Tu, Samsung's general manager for Taiwan has done during the launch of the Note 3 in the country earlier today. That number reads 10 million units of the original Galaxy Note and another 30 million of the Galaxy Note II sold worldwide. This number coincides somewhat with the figure given by Samsung's very own JK Shin half a month ago.
That's a pretty darn impressive growth rate, and more than indicative of both the booming popularity of Samsung's Note line and the phablet segment as a whole, which is now more crowded than ever. This obviously puts a lot of pressure on Samsung and its new Galaxy Note 3, and as positive as our first impression of the phablet is, it doesn't seem like the reception of the Note 3 has been so great. In fact, Korean ETNews cites sources within local carriers as claiming that preorders for the giant smartphone have been very disappointing, indeed.
Nothing is set in stone just yet, however, so we wouldn't jump to any conclusions just yet. Besides, we fully expect that Samsung will release the figures on its own sooner rather than later.