Samsung confirmed early this Friday that sales of the Galaxy Note 2 hybrid Smartphone had topped the 3 million mark since its official global release date in September – proof that iPad Mini hysteria did little to quell the Note 2’s appeal. According to the South Korean technology giant, the Galaxy Note 2, which is now available in upwards of 100 countries, has garnered vastly stronger sales than the original Note and is expected to outsell its predecessor at a rate of three-to-one within its first 90 days.
Last year, the original Samsung Galaxy Note chalked up approximately 2 million unit sales in its first three months following a November release date.
With a screen-size of 5.5-inches and a total length of 5.9-inches, the Galaxy Note 2 is slightly though noticeably bigger than the company’s flagship Android Smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Note 2 also comes with a stylus which has proved to be a hugely popular addition.
According to Samsung, the figures confirm that “the new product category we pioneered has successfully established itself among global consumers at last.” The company’s statement also went on to state how sales were growing rapidly across Asia, the US and Europe.
Meanwhile, Apple’s official iPad Mini release date has arrived – effectively the Cupertino company’s closest equivalent to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. With a screen-size of 7.9-inches and a variety of connectivity options, the iPad Mini is targeting much of the same hybrid device market, along with those on the lookout for a more affordable tablet PC experience.
However, Samsung’s biggest rival has already attracted criticism for the pricing of the iPad Mini, which at $329 is effectively in an entirely different bracket to that of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7 – both of which are available for $199.