Samsung expects to ship 20 million units of the Galaxy Note 2, marking phablets’ somewhat surprising shift from devices aimed at hardened tech types to mass market contenders.
JK Shin, head of mobile at the South Korean gadget-maker, has revealed he anticipates sales of the device to double those of the original Note.
Samsung’s first Note confounded expectations that the stylus-toting half-smartphone, half-tablet hybrid was an innovation too far to rack up ten million sales.
That was despite some UK carriers refusing to even carry the handset on the grounds that it was ‘too niche’ (stand up, Three!).
Unveiled earlier this month, the Note 2 improves on its predecessor by adding a larger 5.5-inch screen of the none-more-Samsung Super AMOLED variety and the same Exynos quad-core processor that makes the Galaxy S3 such a brawny beast.
Other spec sheet highlights take in an eight-megapixel camera and an improved stylus for note-taking and sketching, plus a suite of new, optimised apps to use it with.
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