The Galaxy Note 2 is well on its way to matching the bolt-from-the-blue success of its predecessor, Samsung’s latest sales figures reveal, as phablets continue their transformation from niche devices into mass-market contenders.
According to the South Korean gadget-purveyor, the Note 2 has shifted three million units in just 37 days. By way of comparison, the original Note’s lifetime sales stand at a shade over ten million, buoyed by strong take-up in the US where it was advertised during the Super Bowl.
Of course, impressive as those numbers are, they’re still some way off the likes of the iPhone 5, which did 5 million in its first weekend on sale and the S3, which is expected to hit thirty million by the end of 2012.
However, the Note 2’s strong showing still underlines the continuing growth of consumer demand for devices that blur the lines between tablets and smartphones, after early efforts (stand up the Dell Streak) struggled to find a market.
Earlier this week, it emerged that Samsung could be readying a seven-inch version of the Note to challenge the iPad mini.