Say what you will about Samsung‘s large-screen Galaxy Note devices, but the company has reportedly sold 40 million devices in just two years, with about 30 million accounting for the year-old Note II.
Some critics were skeptical about how the 5.5-inch “phablet” smartphone would perform on the market, but it didn’t take long for the company to prove otherwise. Competitors such as Nokia and HTC have since launched larger-screen smartphones.
The Note II found success right out of the gate: Nearly two months after it launched in September 2012, it had sold about 5 million units.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III just hit the market last week. According to Samsung CEO J.K. Shin, the company expects 10 million units will be sold.
The Galaxy Note II is a 5.5-inch smartphone-tablet hybrid that comes with a stylus pen. Under the hood, there is a 1.6 Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB for storage.