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Samsung sells three million Galaxy Note 2 smartphones

02 Nov 2012
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 in hand

Samsung has announced that it has sold three million Galaxy Note 2 smartphones since launching the device.

Samsung said its 5.5in smartphone reached that figure in just 37 days, adding that it's selling three times faster than the original Galaxy Note handset.

What's more impressive is that Samsung sold more Galaxy Note 2 handsets in about five weeks than Nokia sold smartphones throughout the entire third quarter this year.

"It means the new product category we pioneered has successfully established itself among global consumers at last," Samsung said in a statement.

With its 5.5in screen, the Galaxy Note 2 won't appeal to everyone, but it clearly has impressed smartphone buyers worldwide.

It impressed us too when we reviewed it, thanks to its vibrant screen, nippy quad-core processor and two-day battery life.

The handset also features Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, an 8MP rear-facing camera with HD 1080p video, a 1.9MP front-facing camera and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card.

The sales will no doubt help the firm's finances continue to grow after it revealed third quarter profits of £4.6bn – a 91 per cent year-on-year increase – which it attributed to phenomenal demand for its Galaxy S3 smartphone.

However, while the rampant demand for its devices is clear to see, it's still behind Apple, which shifted five million iPhone 5 devices in its opening weekend.

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Carly Page

Carly Page joined The INQUIRER as News Editor in April 2012. Before becoming a full-time geek, Carly studied Journalism at the University of Lincoln, and dabbled in the music journalism industry. Carly's main coverage areas include mobile devices, mobile software, telecoms, mobile operators, social networks and anything Breaking Bad related.

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