Samsung announced that over 40 million devices belonging to the Galaxy Note family were shipped over the past couple of years. As you probably guest, the best-selling Note device was the Galaxy Note 2, as the smartphone managed to sell about 30 million units of the total.
The 40 million milestone was reached only a couple of weeks after Samsung announced that 38 million Note phablets were sold world wide. The figures show that there’s a high demand for the 5.5+ inch smartphones with stylus input.
Even though Samsung Galaxy Note 2 sold over 30 million units in a year, the South Korean company’s estimations for the new Galaxy Note 3 are reserved: only 10 million units.
The Galaxy Note smartphone series is the most popular in the 5.5+ inch segment, being the one that made the phablet niche go mainstream. The success of the Galaxy Note family has stimulated other big players of the smartphone market to develop their own tablets, therefore this year we will have three main competitors on this segment: Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and HTC One Max.
I will remind you that the latest member of the Galaxy Note tribe, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, comes with an impressive 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 386 ppi. The phablet also sports 3 GB of RAM and either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, plus microSD card extension.
Samsung will launch two Galaxy Note 3 variants, the I9000, powered by an octo-core Exynos 5420 SoC with quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 CPU + quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU and Mali T628 GPU, and the I9005, underpinned by Qualcomm’s mighty Snapdragon 800 chipset based on four Krait 400 core clocked at 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU.
Galaxy Note 3 brings a faux-leather back cover which accommodates a 13 MP camera with LED flash, image stabilization, HDR, 4K video recording, and 1080p@60fps video capture. The connectivity features include 4G LTE, all standards of WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IR blaster, and microUSB 3.0.
The device is running Android 4.3 out of the box, customized with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface. Are you one of the 40 million Galaxy Note owners?