The Korea Herald: Global sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Note II top 5m
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Sunday worldwide sales of its Galaxy Note 2 have exceeded 5 million units since its rollout here two months ago.
Shipments of the 5.5-inch phablet, a hybrid of a smartphone and a tablet PC, achieved the landmark in two months after it was first released in South Korea in late September, the company said in a statement.
The Galaxy Note 2 recorded a much faster sales increase than the previous Galaxy Note model, which saw global sales top 5 million units five months after its release, according to Samsung.
Samsung, which rolled out the device ahead of this year’s IFA technology fair, has been ramping up its marketing drive by hosting media events in markets including Hong Kong, South Africa and the United States.
The Galaxy Note 2, which comes with a complimentary electronic stylus, runs on the latest Jelly Bean Android platform and is powered by a quad-core processor. The device is accessible on the long-term evolution network.