Galaxy Note Still Going Strong: Samsung Confirms Selling 10 Million Phablets
The Samsung Galaxy Note. Credit:Samsung | iTechPost
At the launch event of Galaxy Note 10.1 on Aug. 15 in New York, Samsung announced that the company has sold more than 10 million Galaxy Note smartphones worldwide within the first nine months of its launch.
The phablet debuted in late Oct. 2011 in Europe and went on to hit the U.S. shelves in Feb. 2012. Within the first five months the Korean tech giant managed to sell an overwhelming five million Note smartphones worldwide. It took four more months to surpass the 10 million unit milestone.
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While Samsung's phablet received a lukewarm response from reviewers, it generated a good amount of interest among Android smartphone users from all over the world. The uniqueness of the device lies in its successful combination of the size of a tablet and features of a smartphone.
Galaxy Note features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a 1.5 GHz Scorpion dual-core processor, a 5.3-inch AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, 16GB storage, 1 GB of RAM, S-Pen stylus for sketching and making notes, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Li-Ion 2500 mAh. Unlike the AT&T version of Note, the T-Mobile version lacks LTE connectivity. T-Mobile, however, packs in 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity.
Reports claim that the maker of the phablet is planning to roll out the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note anytime in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, rumors about the next- generation Galaxy Note 2 are flying high. Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 is releasing on Aug. 29.