According to a statement released by Samsung, the mobile phone manufacturing company has now seen the sales of its new Galaxy Note – a device which offers users a combination of a smartphone and a tablet – have now reached the five million mark. If these figures are accurate then it means that this device from Samsung has sold somewhere in the region of one million a month in the five months since it was officially launched, which would make it an outstanding success for the company thus far.
Samsung has attributed the rapid sales of the Galaxy Note to features such as the Super AMOLED screen display – which measures 5.3 inches – and the S-Pen stylus, but the unusual combination of smartphone and tablet has probably played a significant role in the public enthusiasm for the Galaxy Note as well. Nonetheless, some industry observers are suggesting that these figures released by Samsung should be treated with a degree of caution, because the mobile phone manufacturer has not provided much in the way of details concerning whether these sales constitute actual consumer purchases of the Galaxy Note, or simply sales to the channel. They also point out the Samsung proved to be equally sketchy when it came to a detailed sales breakdown of the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone – a mobile phone which has come to represent the company’s flagship mobile device.
A spokesperson for Samsung stated that:
[code]“Thanks to the fast-selling Galaxy Note, Samsung Electronics has gained about two thirds of the South Korean mobile phone market share, making Samsung the leading mobile phone provider in Korea, in addition to China, France, Spain and others.”[/code]
An upgrade to the Galaxy Note is expected from Samsung sometime during the second quarter of 2012, which will make the mobile device compatible with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which is now considered the cutting edge OS available.