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Samsung Expecting Record Galaxy Note II Sales Despite High iPhone 5 Demand

by Brandon Russell | September 26, 2012September 26, 2012 4:00 pm PST

samsung-galaxy-note-iiApple’s uncanny ability to break its own records was once again on display when it sold over 5 million iPhone 5 units in just three days. That’s an incredible achievement, and confirms that consumers are more ravenous than ever to cop Apple gear. But that isn’t worrying Samsung one bit. Not with the Galaxy Note II in the wings.

According to Bloomberg, the South Korea-based company expects the 5.5-inch sequel to sell three times faster than the previous model in its first three months of availability. Samsung was coy on sharing hard projection numbers, but it’s confident the hype surrounding the phablet will project it high up the charts, even with the iPhone 5 cleaning up shop.

Samsung’s approach is aggressive, to say the least; the Note II will go on sale in 128 markets across 260 different carriers. Here in the U.S., the device will be available on five different carriers with that coveted quad-core and LTE combo in tact. Also, it runs Jelly Bean, Google’s latest mobile OS, straight out of the gate. From specs alone, it’s easy to see why the device is so highly anticipated.

The device went on sale in Korea today, with wider availability set for mid-November. And while that’s an almost two month head start for Apple’s iPhone 5, Samsung isn’t concerned. This is gearing up to be quite the fight and we can’t wait to see the post-holiday sales figures.

[via Bloomberg]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...