Samsung sells 3 million Galaxy Note 2 phones in first month

Samsung has announced an impressive first month of international sales for the Galaxy Note 2, selling 3 million units in 30 days.

Samsung has announced an impressive first month of international sales for the Galaxy Note 2, selling 3 million units in 30 days.

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More surprising is that these sales were made in only a few markets, primarily South Korea and the UK. Samsung is rolling out the Note 2 in more regions throughout November, importantly into the US on all four major networks, so it will be interesting to track sales of these larger phones again at the end of the current month.

These figures make the launch of the sequel three times more successful than the original Galaxy Note, which took 90 days to reach the same milestone. This itself was an impressive achievement, given how divisive Samsung's 5.3-inch "phablet" was among tech circles.

Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Note 2 in Australia on 14 November, with in-store dates and pricing to be announced at this event.

The Galaxy Note 2 is the latest Samsung smartphone to have a screen in excess of 5 inches. This model pushes farther than previous models, with a 5.5-inch display and a quad-core processor. It comes with Samsung's S Pen stylus accessory for taking handwritten notes and drawings, and launches on the Android Jelly Bean platform.

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