KOREAN PHONE GIANT Samsung expects its second-generation Galaxy Note smartphone to double the sales of the original model, which shifted 10 million units in nine months.
On the eve of the Iphone 5 launch, Samsung remained confident that its top-end smartphones will continue to fly off the shelves despite stiff competition from its arch-rival Apple.
Speaking to Korean daily Yonhap News, a Samsung spokesperson boasted that the firm expects to sell at least 20 million Galaxy Note 2 smartphones in the nine months following its release in October.
The firm also predicts that its flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3, will continue to sell in the millions too. Samsung has said that it expects sales to reach 30 million by the end of the year, after hitting the 20 million milestone just last week.
We can't see this being too difficult either, as Samsung's top of the line smartphone will be one of the first 4G LTE handsets to arrive in the UK on the newly launched EE network.
However, this news does come just hours before the launch of the Iphone 5, which is widely expected to sell 10 million units in the first week after its release, and that potentially could cut into sales of Samsung's Galaxy lineup. µ
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