updated 08:00 pm EDT, Wed May 2, 2012
Phablet crosses two million mark in just five months
Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Note has sold two million units since its release five months ago. The stylus-enabled "phablet" hit the two million mark in the shortest period for any Korean LTE phone to date.
The Galaxy Note, which will soon receive a software update to take better advantage of its unique capabilities, received mixed reactions upon its announcement, as its 5.3-inch form factor straddles the border between phone and tablet. The hearty reception in South Korea, though, signals a degree of validation for Samsung's gamble on the in-between device.
Electronista spent some time with the Galaxy Note back in February, noting that its huge screen was ideal for reading, web surfing, and some apps. We were also impressed with its photo and movie quality, as well as its strong camera app and photo editing capabilities. The overall size of the device could be a drawback for some users, though, and, at release, the stylus was more of a novelty than a difference maker.
In March, Samsung announced that it had sold two million units and shipped five million units of the Galaxy Note worldwide.