Samsung Has Now Shipped 10 Million Galaxy Note Devices In South Korea Alone


Admit it, you laughed at Samsung and its oversize Galaxy Note when the handset first made its debut at IFA 2011 in Berlin. With its 5.3-inch display, the device was substantially larger than other smartphones at the time, and we all assumed no one would buy one.

But as it turns out, a lot of people like massive smartphones, and the Galaxy Note series has become a huge success. In fact, Samsung just announced that it has now sold more than 10 million Galaxy Note devices in South Korea alone.

10 million units is a pretty impressive milestone for any smartphone series — unless your name is Apple — so Samsung will be chuffed that it’s managed to shift that many in just one country. But as always, Samsung’s numbers relate to devices shipped, rather than those actually sold.

That means that 2 million of those devices could still be sitting on shelves in carrier stores — but still, they’re bound to sell at some point.

To commemorate this milestone, Samsung is holding a Galaxy Note fan festival which gives users the chance to claim free tickets to the musicals Mamma Mia and Jersey Boys. They can also enter a draw to win a Galaxy Camera.