Samsung Surpasses 1 Million Galaxy Note II Sales In South Korea


Samsung has shipped its 1 millionth Galaxy Note II handset in South Korea, just over three months after the flagship “phablet” made its debut on the electronics giant’s home turf. The news comes just over a month after Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note II had surpassed 5 million channel sales worldwide.

The milestone is likely to apply to channel shipments — sales to carriers and retailers — rather than actual sales to individual customers, but it’s still a great achievement. If the handset’s momentum continues, and gets a nice boost from the holiday sales bump, then it could reach the 10 million shipments milestone as early as January.

But despite its success, the Galaxy Note II still has a lot of work to do to beat its smaller sibling. The Galaxy S III is Samsung’s most successful smartphone to date, with 30 million devices sold in just 150 days following its debut. There are also reports that suggest Samsung will unveil its successor, the Galaxy S IV, at CES in January.