According to figures announced by Samsung this week, their Samsung Galaxy Note II phone / tablet hybrid has now sold over 5 million units. Just last month they announced that they had sold 3 million units, which makes for over 2 million sold in November alone.
While the Galaxy S III has thus far seen sales of 30 million (as of the beginning of the month), it’s still an encouraging sign for Samsung to see 5 million Galaxy Note 2 sales. The original Note sold about 12 million in its first year of availability, for comparison. It’s an impressive result for Samsung, who are looking to extend their dominance with the Samsung Galaxy S series into other form factors and areas.
It’s a success that rivals LG have failed to match thus far, with their Optimus Vu not offering the same level of polish and added stylus features as the Note. Thus far LG have reported sales of only 500,000 units of the Vu from March to mid August.
Of course, the market for 5.5″ hybrids may be a closing one. With the release of the 5″ 1080p Droid DNA this month, and many similar phones from almost every major manufacturer to be released in 2013, the 5.5″ form factor may not be as novel as it once was.
Even Samsung are reportedly moving to 5″ and 1080p for their Galaxy S4, so we may not end up seeing a Note 3. If we do, it’ll have to be on the strength of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 stylus as the adaptation between a 5″ Galaxy S4 and a 5.5″ show is not that vast.
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