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Samsung shifts three million Galaxy Note 2 handsets

Puts rivals to shame
Fri Nov 02 2012, 11:25
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 in hand

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung must be feeling pretty pleased with itself today, as it has revealed that it's already sold three million Galaxy Note 2 handsets.

Proving that bigger really is better, Samsung said its 5.5in smartphone reached that figure in just 37 days, adding that it's selling three times faster than the original Galaxy Note handset. What's more impressive is that Samsung sold more Galaxy Note 2 handsets in about five weeks than Nokia sold smartphones throughout the entire third quarter this year.

"It means the new product category we pioneered has successfully established itself among global consumers at last," Samsung said in a statement.

With its 5.5in screen the Galaxy Note 2 won't appeal to everyone, but it clearly has impressed smartphone buyers worldwide. It impressed us too when we reviewed it, thanks to its vibrant screen, nippy quad-core processor and two-day battery life.

The handset also features Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, an 8MP rear-facing camera with HD 1080p video, a 1.9MP front-facing camera and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card.

It looks like Galaxy Note 2 sales could reach 20 million. µ

 

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