Samsung confirms Korea is the home of the phablet: 10 million Notes sold since launch
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 16, 2014, 6:14 AM
If you have to name one country where the phablet category is red hot, it's Samsung's home turf of South Korea. A research firm pointed out last summer that South Korea is the home of the phablet, with full 41% of its mobile users carrying a phone with a screen larger than 5", compared to only 7% worldwide. Of course, this is the land of Samsung with its Note line, as well as LG and Pantech, but the trend seems to be gradually spreading in the global market as well.
Galaxy Note, and is certainly an impressive feat in a country of 50 million.As if to bring home a point, Samsung just boasted that it has broken the 10 million mark with Note handsets sold in its home country alone. That includes three years and change of sales, since the introduction of the original
Here are some charts from the last South Korean mobile market survey, that show how popular big-screen handsets are there. It is also the first mobile market to reach full saturation, and the first with commercially available LTE-A network, so it's definitely now at the forefront of developments in the mobile industry.
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The note series is just the right size for many, not to small for a phone and not big for a tablet. They deserve this huge response in sales
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 6:24 AM 9
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True. I just can't understand why competitors make similar devices without including a stylus. It's a must have for many of us and until I see that on other services, the Note series is my only option.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 7:18 AM 3
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Yuk.. still Android inside...
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 8:42 AM 0
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it's funny how people with small hands use bigger phones comfortably but people with big hands keep complaining about big phones...
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 6:29 AM 16
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Is all psychological my amigo. Notice the people whom, are driving oversized pick trucks, usually short people. Is all part of the human experience.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 8:40 AM 0
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I want a korean chick.....................
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 6:43 AM 2
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Well, u can go to a Korean restaurant to try one, but most of their dishes are spicy. :P
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 7:30 AM 2
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They know what's up. "Too big" is just another Apple creation just like retina display and others, ppl. should use whatever THEY feel comfortable and not what they are told comfortable, and Koreans do so.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 7:03 AM 4
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Actually people in Seoul, South Korea has like really fast 4G connection and their phones always comes with extra battery out of the box with a TV antenna... Yes, u guys read correctly... A TV antenna and they watch their favourite drama on the go and always have a spare battery with them... That is why they prefer a bigger screen coz its more convenient to watch movies on it.... Plus people here walks around with earphones in their ears...} By the way, price of phone here is not cheap.... Unlike US where you guyz can get subsidized gadgets, well here its about 900 USD for the newest product.... Then goes lower by time...
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 8:03 AM 2
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