Samsung said today it has sold more than 5 million Galaxy Note 2 devices worldwide, just two months after the product was first released.
The Korean technology giant said in a statement (Google Translate) that sales of the part-phone, part-tablet -- a so-called "phablet" -- hit the milestone around a month after Samsung in the first 30 days after its release.
The 5.5-inch device is selling at roughly three times faster than its predecessor, the original Galaxy Note, which took three months to hit the 3 million mark.
Earlier predictions by Samsung said the device could sell as many as 20 million units -- around-- thanks to .
Despite hitting the 5 million figure, the Note 2's sales are way behind that of the Galaxy S3:in the first 100 days after its launch. Nevertheless, the Note 2's sales are still no mean feat considering that the demand for larger 5-inch to-7-inch smartphones is significantly smaller than that for regular-sized devices.
But it's not all been smooth-sailing for Samsung with the Note 2. Apple recentlyagainst Samsung, along with the Galaxy S3, and the Galaxy S3 Mini.
The case is set to go to trial in 2014.