Even before the original Samsung Galaxy Note’s release date was confirmed by its creators, consumers and critics alike seemed to be rather perplexed with the idea of the Tabphone. Most seemed to agree that such a device would be too big to use as a standard cell-phone, though far too small to offer tablet PC functionality – essentially delivering the worst of both worlds.
Well, it seems that Samsung knew exactly what it was doing all along as the Galaxy Note went on to shift no less than 5 million units during its first five months on the shelves. Such success of course led to the creation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which has taken the torch in frankly superb style – apparently having chalked up a good 3 million unit sales in little over one month on sale.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 remains one of the hottest devices on the consumer tech market in the US today, with some retailers and carriers yet to announce the official release dates of their variants. Samsung is therefore primed and ready for an incredibly successful holiday season, which is likely to see the South-Korean giant extend its already sizeable lead over Apple in the overall global Smartphone stakes.
While Apple and Samsung account for close to half of the entire world’s smartphone market between them, Samsung doubled the sales of Apple during Q3 this year – 56.3 million units shipped to 26.9 million iPhones.
Among the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs and features making waves the world over are its superb battery life that delivers over 15 hours of talk-time, a blisteringly fast 1.6GHz quad-core processor under the hood, 2GB of dedicated RAM and a highly-capable 8-megapixel digital camera. The Note 2 also runs the latest version of Google’s market-leading Mobile OS, Android Jelly Bean.