KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Note 2 smartphone has reached five million sales worldwide, just weeks after it hit the three million milestone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been on sale for just five months, which means Samsung has shifted an average of one million units each month. However, that doesn't mean that five million people have been quick to snap up the big screen smartphone, as this figure includes handsets shipped to retailers too.
Still, Samsung boasts that the Galaxy Note 2 has been doing pretty well since its release, particularly in Korea, China, Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. It's not been doing quite as well as the smaller Samsung Galaxy S3 though, which has rung up 30 million sales since its release in May.
Samsung better not be complacent though, since if Apple gets its way the Galaxy Note 2 might not be on shelves much longer. The Iphone-maker has added the 'phablet' along with the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, which could see a sales ban in the US on the Galaxy Note 2 handset.
"Apple has acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly released products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple, and in the same way that the already-accused devices infringe," Apple said in its filing.
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