J.K. Shin says Samsung will sell more than 20 million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II

J.K. Shin says Samsung will sell more than 20 million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II
The son of phablet, the Samsung GALAXY Note II

The son of phablet, the Samsung GALAXY Note II

What device sold in excess of 10 million units for Samsung, and in the process surprisingly became one of the hottest devices of the year while expanding the popularity of its category? If you guessed the Samsung Galaxy S III, you're absolutely...wrong. Well, yeah, the latter device had sold 20 million units in 100 days, but the success of the model was no surprise given the way that the Samsung Galaxy S II became known as the best Android phone of all time (a title which now belongs to its sequel).

Actually, the phone we had in mind is the Samsung GALAXY Note. With its 5.3 inch screen, the combination phone/tablet expanded the "phablet" category and surprisingly joined with the Samsung Galaxy S III as a potent 1-2 punch for the Korean manufacturer. No one was sure how phone buyers would respond to a phone with such a large screen being produced by a mainstream handset manufacturer. The demand for the device was so strong that Samsung quickly put together a sequel, the Samsung GALAXY Note II with a slightly larger 5.5 inch screen.

According to the head of Samsung's mobile unit, J.K. Shin, in 2012 the Samsung GALAXY Note II will sell 20 million units to double the amount sold by its predecessor, which had been launched last November. Rumors in South Korea were that Samsung would push up the launch of the device in order to beat  the Apple iPhone 5 to market in South Korea. Shin shot that rumor down, confirming that the Samsung GALAXY Note II will be launched in October. Samsung introduced the model during the Samsung Unpacked event just prior to IFA 2012 in Berlin last month.

source: YonhapNews via SammuHub

UPDATE: In a longer excerpt of Shin's comments, the executive tells Yonhap News that Samsung is looking for 30 million units in sales for the Samsung Galaxy S III. That would be quite a feat. The Samsung Galaxy S II sold "only" 20 million units.

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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43 Comments

1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

20 million when? In a quarter? year?

12. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

It's better to provide a time period . For all the people that thumbed him down , don't your economics teacher told you that to see how well a product perform there must be a time frame ? For example , you can't say the (slot in whatever phone you want here ) sold better than the GS3 if the GS3 is on the market longer than the (whatever phone you want )

2. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

...and I will be one of the owners.

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And me!

42. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Me Three.

3. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I want also one for me and one for my brother

4. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Communist South..

39. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

ignorance is bliss >only an ignorant person would say that

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Jk Shin expects 20 million units of note 2 would be sold?how about the s3?what are you're expectations?(how many units)

30. MeoCao unregistered

he said 30 mil for '12

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Why not??? U can do it in ease sammy....

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

weeeeehhh di nga?!

28. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Kaya ng Samsung yan!! (Samsung can make it) Galaxy note 2 has the best spec so far, and has improve the s pen. Samsung created this category and they succeed that's why they make note 2. I will definitely save my money for this.

36. hazzik

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

ifan detected.

8. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

and i will be one of them :-)

9. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I want four: one for my monkey, one for my mule, one for my donkey and one for my roo.

10. one81one81

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Because sheep will get the "youknowwhatimean".... LOL

17. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

well forgive me if you don't get it, but a phablet is too big for a human's head to hold it against your ear and talk, LMAO

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That's why there is a thing called Bluetooth ear-set....! I'd rather have, drive a BMW540 than 7series or 3series.... just be cool.

13. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

It's not like all your animals know how to use it , they would probably pee on it

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

it's only for smart human people, not for creautres.

37. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

This.. coming from a TROLL... LOL you believe?

40. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

TROLL is the last guy i trust on this site I will listen to sniggly , remixfa or even taco , just not TROLL

11. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

The note is supposed to be a niche device right ? Never liked one , too big for a phone too small for a tablet , I have a tablet and I have a phone (GNexus and iPad ) , why you need a cross between the 2 ? One of the reason the note sell so well it's because it has a Samsung badge on it , Samsung has a cool image , as cool as apple and most consumers buy a device because of the brand , If it's HTC that created the note it won't sell so well cause in most places , HTC brand is as cool and popular as Samsung

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yes, I agree with you, if htc made the note it might not sell well because some people are only after the brand. C'mon! Wake up people!

15. CyberianPirate

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

But its already proven that 'phablet' still have high demand in market... Regarding your second point about note sell so well it's because of Samsung badge, i can't agree 100% because before this HTC try to jump into tablet world but the outcome is not that good...

22. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You don't need a cross between the galaxy nexus and the iPad. I bought the Note because I don't want to bring both devices everyday. your tablet won't fit in your pants. I think you have yet to hold a galaxy note. You're reasoning seems off. The reason why people bought the Note is not just because of the Samsung badge. It's because Samsung have put the latest and the greatest to the Note at the time of it's release plus a few innovations. The Galaxy Note works so well that's why it's loved by many. The specs have beefed up to the point of awesomeness. If HTC have done it first, they would have been just as successful.

33. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

HTC brand is NOT as cool and popular as Samsung*

34. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I own GNote now but at that time I was waiting the same thing from HTC but they never made it.

38. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

30 million may be possible; they racked up 20 million before VZW yanked their head out and decided to put this Galaxy flagship in their lineup. This is based on my impressions and may not be correct, but it seems like the S3 has already made it onto more carriers--including regionals--faster.

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