Samsung officials confirm 5.9-inch Note III will come at IFA in September, Galaxy S4 to hit 10 million sales next week

Samsung officials confirm 5.9-inch Note III will come at IFA in September, Galaxy S4 to hit 10 million sales next week
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has already become the fastest selling Android smartphone ever having hit 4 million shipments within the first five days of availability.

And while we have already heard the Galaxy S4 would soon hit the 10 million sold devices threshold, we now have the official confirmation from Samsung chief executive JK Shin.

“We are confident that we will pass more than 10 million sales of the S4 next week. It is selling much faster than the previous model S3,” Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun said at an industry forum.

While many have pointed out its plastic build as a flaw, this is not stopping the GS4 from becoming the fastest selling Samsung device. Samsung has not just built an extremely powerful device with the Galaxy S4 - it is also pouring down massive marketing dollars to push its sales. The S4 launched on April 27th across the globe and is now sold in 60 countries.

“Samsung spent 50 days to pass the 10 million sales mark for the S3. The S4 will be Samsung’s first '10 million seller’ device less than a month after its official debut,” Shin added.

Along with this great news comes a slight disappointment as Samsung’s chief executive also confirmed the Note III won’t feature a flexible screen. We’ve already heard this in rumors, so it’s not a huge surprise.

“More time will be needed,” Shin explained. Samsung will debut Note III with a 5.9-inch OLED screen at IFA in Germany in September. Rumors say the third-generation tablet will be built in the same design language as the Galaxy S4 - glazed polycarbonate plastic with a dotted back pattern. 

Samsung grabbed 95% of profits in the Android ecosystem in the first quarter of the year, and its name has become synonymous with Google’s platform. Actually analysts believe Samsung makes more profits and revenue off Android than its creators from Google.

source: Korea Times via Android Beat

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95 Comments

1. papss unregistered

I was really hoping to see the flexible screen tech out in public this year.

22. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

it think note series ll remain non flexible ..... flexible ll be called some thing else

34. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

wow 5.9 inch is larger than S4, they should make 3840 x 2160 px resolution... and next year, note 4 would 6.4 inch with 7680 x 4320 px... lol....

58. poopApple

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

note 2 was perfect...but if the screen size reaches 5.9 inches then they should offer COMPATIBLE CLOTHES with it...lol

76. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

how about minimizing the bezel even lower than S4?

77. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You'll be holding the screen then.

96. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I worked out the math on 5.8, 5.9, and 6.0 in possible note III screens and compared it to current note II screen and body dimensions and found that to keep the same size body as the already huge Note II, the aspect ratio would have to be made taller/wider and thinner, the capacitive/solid buttons would have to e done away with, the earpiece thinned, the front camera would have to hug the top of the phone (making it more prone to shattering), and a programming solution would be needed to lock out accidental touches on the side of the screen due to the practically bezel-less sides.

62. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

6.4 inches will be for the Galaxy Mega line

72. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

2k would destroy the gpu. Not even a high end desktop card can run a game at 2k and no have problems with some of them.

74. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

oh come on guys, my point is, stick with their current size, 5.5" is already big enough... it's like putting a shoe in your ear when making a phone call with this 5.9" BS... S4 is already a big phone with 4.9", and now come this 6.9"... omg omg...

75. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Note 1 : 5.3 Note 2 : 5.5 Note 3 : 5.9 So in 5 years when the 21 inch note 8 comes just what kinds of pants should we expect to see

80. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The Galaxy TV

47. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

flexible screen is useless when device is not flexible, but flexible screen is useful when device is flexible.

49. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Unbreakable is the point of giving a flexible display for now.. A true flexible device is still unreachable

57. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

check on youtube: nokia flxible device in nokia world 2011

88. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

i have already seen ces 2012 flexible prototype of samsung and i already got the idea. Other's part doesn't need to be flexible..if you still think other parts need to be flexible then see this video from samsung. watch?v=YbONZTFjopc

52. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

But this device will have a cheap flexible plastic, so it's not so bad!

67. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

its either sammy or LG who can make flexible screens viable at the moment and in my eyes whoever gets there first will be the future leader of android so im sure there both working on it very much!

84. zacharynasty

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 2013

i heard LG is guna put out a flexible phone this year

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

OMG 5.9 inch. I love Note series very much but my current jeans are screaming. I am not afraid about the width, but the length... Maybe I need to buy new ones

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

dont wear skinny girl jeans? I can put a 7 inch tablet in my pocket so no worries.. now larger then that can be an issue

19. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

really!! :o

61. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Yeah, don't wear emo tight ass jeans and your fine, I can pocket my Note 2 in my "normal" clothes just fine.

63. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

What if one is a girl that likes to wear skinny girl jeans? :-).

78. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Her figure won't be the only thing that's 'bulging', would it? ;)

91. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

if she is hot sure lol

92. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

if you are a fat ass or a s8, for sure

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It all depends on how Sammy packages the display on the Note III. Thinner bezel could result in a Note III that is only slightly larger than the Note II. Personally, I am looking forward to the Note III. But then I don't wear skinny girl jeans.

85. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

5.9" is not big enough for me to upgrade, like the song says 'I need 7 inches or more!' Anyhoot, still curious. In the meantime, already rooted and hacked my Note 2 to use data overseas....lol.

42. moolotovzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

5.9 does not mean it will be bigger than note2. Example is S4 which has bigger screen than S3 but almoust the same size ;) If I am not mistaken even less in width

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