One million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II sold in Samsung's backyard in 90 days

One million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II sold in Samsung's backyard in 90 days
Selling more than twice as fast as its predecessor, the Samsung GALAXY Note II has sold 1 million units in Samsung's backyard in South Korea in the first 90 days after launch. Globally, 5 million units were sold near the end of last month and the 5.5 inch phablet is on pace to sell 10 million units in its first 4 to 5 months on the market. That would put the newer model at a sales pace about twice as fast as the original Samsung GALAXY Note which amassed 10 million in sales in its first 10 months on the market. Samsung Mobile's top executive, J.K. Shin, predicted back in September that the Samsung GALAXY Note II would sell 20 million units in a year.

It is hard enough for a manufacturer to build one hot device, but Samsung keeps rolling out flagship Android models that are in heavy demand. You might recall that early last month, Samsung celebrated the sale of 30 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Consider that the original Samsung Galaxy S sold 10 million units in 2011 and the Samsung Galaxy S II sold 20 million by earlier this year, and you can see a pattern of increasing sales.

Talk now has moved to what we might see on the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the Samsung GALAXY Note III. The latter is rumored to have a 6.3 inch screen, two-tenths of an inch larger than the screen on the Huawei Ascend Mate that will be introduced next month at CES 2013. The Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected to launch in April with a 5 inch AMOLED screen offering 1080p resolution and a 441ppi pixel density. Other specs include a quad-core Exynos 5440 processor, and a 13MP rear-facing camera all in a slightly thicker 9.2mm body. This time around, Samsung will supposedly toss the S Pen in with the phone.

source: SammyHub

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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43 Comments

43. maxspecs

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

@phonearena i need your experience and recommendation, I am a man who cares only about processor, cpu, gpu and i want the cheapest phone possible to provide that. so would please make an article about cheap but yet powerful phones with a list in ascending order for increasing price and processor power. sorry for troubling and have a happy new year!!! :)

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The note 2 is a beast I'm surprised its not more

26. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I have it and so much better than my previous phone.

25. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

After my beloved Note 1 went for a dive in the bathtub because of my own damn stupidity, i'm eating the exception upgrade costs with AT&T and getting a Note 2 at long last this week. Needless to say, i'm gonna treat this one like it was licked and kissed by Eva Mendes and ditch Asurion and their craptastic $200 deductible crap

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

If you tape three iphone 5s together you may have something that is almost as good as the NOTE 2.

18. srgonu

Posts: 574; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Planning to get the international version of the NOTE II. Finally concluded on N7105 instead of N7100 as the earlier supports HSPA+ 42 mbps and the later supports only HSPA+ 21mbps. I could not find a proper store to buy this other than ebay. Can someone please suggest a retail/online store to purchase N7105?.

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

try Amazon wireless

14. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Getting my very own sexy Note 2 to replace my water damaged Note 1 this week, yahhh! No way I was gonna pay Asurions $200 deductible for replace it, screw that noise. Next time, im going with Square Trade

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I was the first at Verizon's Times Square store on November 29th; I've already contributed to being a part of MILLIONS of U.S. sales. My favorite thing about buying in-store was that I didn't have to wait for Mr. FedEx to come off of his perpetual lunch break. Or, worse, leaving itwith a "neighbor". Congrats to all Galaxy Note II owners [with or without Multi Windows] ☆ with lotsa' ♥

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Out of curiosity, if Sammy drops a Note III with a 6+ inch, 1080p screen, would you eat the fees to upgrade to the Note III?

15. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Yep, sadly enough...

16. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I would. But I have 2 upgrades a year on a 4 line family plan and I'm not upgrading my wife's iPhone 5. So that leaves 2 for me in 2013 but I'm only going to use 1. As a Note 2 user I'm already excited about the Note 3. I wonder how many iPhone 5 owners can say the same for an iPhone 5s with the same screen size and resolution?

29. metalpoet unregistered

i have a ghost line on my account so i try and get a new phone every 12-15 months :) i just upgracded in october and my ghost line is due in june so score!

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Dougie', in all honesty, it would have to be a DRASTIC update. Notwithstanding, 1080p and a 6+ inches, and we all know I likes' my inches, I don't think the Galaxy Note III will be that DRASTICALLY different. Therefore, at present time, I would have to use the following iAnalogy: if the Galaxy Note III is given an Apple'esque bump, like going from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S or like going from the iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 then, I would have to say that I would not upgrade [because then I would feel like some mindless farm animal]. But, if the upgrade in terms of hardware were substantial, and by substantial I mean, Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.5Ghz or higher; 4GB of RAM; 32GB on board storage [with Micro SD slot for expansion], true 1080p HD display, 16MP main camera with dual led and a 3MP Front Facing camera, then I [might] consider it. Incidentally, with me 'upgrade fees' are irrelevant since, I do not have any upgrades remaining [used it on my DROID RAZR December '11] and, even if I did have an upgrade I would forfeit my Unlimited Data feature to utilize it; it's out-of-pocket all the way [for me]... with much i♥ P.S. Very happy with my Note II, worth every penny of the $699 + tax I paid for it.

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am thinking along similar lines. An incremental upgrade wouldn't get me to bail on my Note II for a III. The specs you mention are probably going to be in the Note IV. Although, if Sammy rises to the challenge, I might be tempted. I did afterall, upgrade my GS III to the Note II as soon as the Note became available on VZW. But that was an example of a dramatic improvement....

24. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol.. agreed [and, we're no mindless farm animals because, if we were, it would be baaa-haaa-haaa-aad] Galaxy Note IV: the virtual keyboard alone will be worth the upgrade...lol :D

36. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The Note 2 is going to look slow when quad core exynos come out. The note 2 cpu is slightly faster than the dual core processor found in the nexus 10. just imagine what a quad core exynos CPU is going to do. I I think you might eat your words come next year.

38. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The Note II already comes with a quad core Xynos CPU. The Note III will have a faster CPU. Plus an improved GPU to feed the pixels to the 441 dpi 1080p display.

30. metalpoet unregistered

the only part thats scaring me about the technology and size of these screens is "whats next after 6 inches?" i lov e phablets but i will not carry a 7inch device, i will only carry what my pockets can hold lol

31. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well who says you have to carry it. Besides, I have big pockets so size is not an issue.

32. metalpoet unregistered

what am i going to do? carry a man bag lol! I want a super slim 6 inch phone but after that size i dont think ill go any larger unless they want to start popping out hologram cellphones lol

33. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Trust me, you will always want it a little bigger; the extra size makes everything more enjoyable. Don't worry about carrying around a 'man bag', men have been doing that in South America for decades (just don't carry a "murse").

39. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Maybe Sammy will release an improved 7 inch tablet for e-mail and surfing the web. Nexus 7 and iMini (aka iPod Touch XL) have proven the viability of the 7 inch segment. Then you could get a GS IV with 5 inch 1080p screen for calls, photos and texts. IMO, that would be the best of both worlds.

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

You got to love all the naysayers that said big phones would not sale. I think Apple will eventually enter the phablet market only because Samsung will continue to steal customers away. No different than what Apple is doing with the ipad mini vs the Nexus 7.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The folks at Apple are seething at Sammy's success. You can be certain they view every one of Sammy's sales of GS and Note phones/phablets as a sale stolen from them.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17536; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple considers every sale of EVERY smartphone as a sale stolen from them, because they feel they own all tech and designs related to smartphones. Got a buddy at work who has had only iPhones since the first. Just dropped iOS and got a Note II - and he loves it.

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I see an iphone XL in a year or two....

28. metalpoet unregistered

the iPhone 6M(MEGA) the best thing to happen to iPhone since they discovered that the phone is worth more in the trash ;) specs: the holy crap huge ultra display 5 inch 1.6 dual core processor because their tech is so far behind and it comes in the gloriously original black or white that will scratch up ;)

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Booooooooo

7. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Now tell me that is not innovation at its best. please do not get me wrong I am not here to feed negativity but only what is true. When apple introduced the 1st iphone that was innovation and consequently you already know there were going to be competition, and a lot of company dived in. Not everyone made it but one have to admit: Samsung is BADASS. I own a galaxy S3 and a Galaxy note 2, IPHONE is so far behind that I can't even see it on my rearview mirror. By the way I am comparing the iphone 5 with the galaxy S2( it is only fair, because the S3 is too much of a competition) on one screen and typing this review on my other scree on my note 2 thanks to the multi view window feature on it.

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