Those who regularly keep abreast of what is going on in the smartphone industry will be more than aware that Samsung and Apple are constantly battling it out for sales supremacy, with Samsung managing to come out on top thanks to their array of extremely popular Android powered devices. Samsung have relied on their Galaxy S II and S III smartphones to bring in the big sales numbers, but it was only the start of this month that they announced the Galaxy Note II had been received extremely well with three million units sold. Less than four weeks later, the statistics are back with Samsung announcing that an additional two million second-generation Notes have flown off the shelves in November.
Shifting five million units in total doesn’t really represent an earth shattering statistic when you consider the iPhone 5 reached those numbers in its opening weekend, but when you consider the type of device we are talking about, the total number of sales of the first Note ‘phablet’ and the relatively short period of time it has been on sale for, then it is immediately evident why Samsung are so happy to report the figures. Five million units shipped in the first two months of availability is definitely something worth shouting about when talking about a 5.5-inch device that sits in a class of its own.
In addition to the announcement of the five million sales, Samsung has also taken the opportunity to let the world know how the Galaxy Note II is faring in all available markets. Rather than spikes of sales in certain territories the Korean electronics giants are reporting that sales of the gigantic device are fairly even across all countries and regions that the device is available for sale in. The Asian, European, North American, Latin, Middle Eastern and African markets have all responded positively to the gadget.
As a company, Samsung show no signs of letting up on their marketing of the Note II. A new advertisement campaign has just begun which should give sales a fairly sizeable increase just in time for the holiday shopping season, and for those who thought the original Note was a success with over ten million sales it looks like its successor is well on its way to surpassing that mark.