It wasn’t easy to predict how successful the Samsung Galaxy Note would be when we were first introduced to the device at IFA in Berlin early this year. With it’s 5.3-inch display, the Galaxy Note seems a little too big to be an everyday smartphone, but a little too small to be branded a useful tablet. But despite its awkward form-factor, it’s been a huge success since it launched in South Korea almost exactly one month ago.
Samsung used its Samsung Tomorrow Flickr feed today to announce that it has now shipped over one million Galaxy Note handsets worldwide, with sales of the device “on the rise in Europe and Asia including France, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan.” It accompanied the announcement with a photo of the Galaxy Note displaying the impressive milestone (above).
As is common in the smartphone and tablet industry, the success of the Galaxy Note is likely to spawn a new generation of “phablet” (phone/tablet) devices that exceed the 5-inch form-factor while remaining just small enough to replace the smartphone in your pocket. But competing with Samsung’s device could prove to be a difficult task.
In addition to its 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display, the Galaxy Note sports a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The only thing that is missing is the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, but the Korean electronics giant has promised that this is on its way.
Of course, even with one million shipments in its first 30 days, the Galaxy Note hasn’t quite matched the success that Samsung has seen with its Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones, the latter of which sold five million units in just 85 days. But I don’t think anyone expected it to exceed that number.
Are you one of those one million to have already adopted the Samsung Galaxy Note?
[via The Next Web]