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

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

1. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

Proud owner of a note 2 :D

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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?

20. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 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 :-)

22. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

28. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

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

29. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

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

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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?

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

30. oister85

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Are you going to get the xperia t.?

3. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 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

25. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

4. oister85

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Wow samsung really step up this year

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!

5. cncrim

Posts: 1534; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

6. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

10. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

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

9. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

good advertising by samsung makes note2 the best seller... i wonder how much did the iPhone 5 sold.. and also the lumia 920...

11. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 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

12. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

15. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I said months ago it will sell around 30M

16. Mobilephile

Posts: 164; Member since: Nov 25, 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.

17. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

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

19. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

21. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

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

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

26. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

27. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

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