South Korean mobile handsets giant Samsung Electronics has declared that they have sold 3 million Galaxy Note II smartphone worldwide since its launch in late September. The sales figure of 3 million was achieved by selling Galaxy Note II in approx. 100 countries, and this sale grew far faster than its predecessor and was more than three times those of the Galaxy Note in the first three months after launch. Samsung had sold about two million Galaxy Note phones in the three months after its debut last November.
Galaxy Note II, which is also known as phablet because of its exta-ordinary screen size of 5.9″ inches is slightly bigger than the firm’s flagship smartphone Galaxy S series and comes with a unique stylus Pen to write notes or draw on the screen.
“It means the new product category we pioneered has successfully established itself among global consumers at last,” the firm said in a statement, adding sales in the US, Europe and Asia were growing rapidly.
To give tough competition to Apple’s new iPhone 5, Samsung has announced it is launching its much awaited Galaxy S III mini on 8 November, which will be compact version of its highly successful flagship and world’s best selling Galaxy S III smartphone. The compact version of Galaxy S III will feature a 4″ screen compared to the regular S III’s 4.8″ inch. It will offer a dual core processor rather than the quad core in the main model. It is expected that Galaxy S III Mini will be loaded with majority of its elder brother Galaxy S III’s features. The idea to launch this mini version is to give price benefit to the prospective customers who can’t afford its high-end Galaxy S III and desist them from buying their arch-rival’s iPhone 5.
The above two recent developments will not be music to the ears of Apple, but Samsung will continue to make life difficult for Apple products especially iPhone and they will continue to devise novel marketing and product strategies to remain dominant leader in the smartphone segment.