• Mini budget: Lost trust

    The elephant in the room is a bigger danger to SA than weak finances, says Jaco Leuvennink.

  • Time to tackle floods

    Government isn't doing enough so it's up to us to take responsibility, says Mandi Smallhorne.

  • Conquering prejudice

    Every workplace would benefit from a self-critical process relating to prejudices, says Ian Mann.

Loading...

Galaxy Note II sales top 3m in a month

Nov 02 2012 11:39
AFP
Models show off Samsung Electronics smartphone Gal

Models show off Samsung Electronics smartphone Galaxy Note II. (AFP)

Related Articles

Samsung posts record profit

New Samsung Galaxy heads for SA

Judge: Samsung did not copy iPad

 
Seoul - Samsung Electronics said on Friday that global sales of its large Galaxy Note II smartphone had topped three million since its debut in late September, as archrival Apple's iPad mini hit stores.

The South Korean electronics giant said sales of the gadget - sold in some 100 countries - grew far faster than its predecessor and would likely be more than three times those of the Galaxy Note in the first three months after launch.

Samsung, the world's top smartphone maker, sold about two million Galaxy Note phones in the three months after its debut last November.

Galaxy Note II - about 15.1cm long and 8cm wide - is slightly bigger than the firm's flagship smartphone Galaxy S series and comes with a stylus to write notes or draw on the screen.

"It means the new product category we pioneered has successfully established itself among global consumers at last," the firm said in a statement, adding sales in the US, Europe and Asia were growing rapidly.

Samsung's rival Apple on Friday launched sales of its new iPad mini in Asia including South Korea, Japan and Australia, entering the market for mobile devices sized somewhere between smartphones and tablet PCs.

The iPad mini's touchscreen measures 20cm diagonally compared to 24.6cm on the original iPad.

The two tech giants have been embroiled in a long-running patent battle in 10 countries, including the United States and Germany, with the pair accusing each other of stealing designs and technology.

In August Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1.05bn in damages for illegally copying iPhone and iPad features for its Galaxy S smartphones, but a Japanese court later rejected Apple's claim that Samsung stole its technology.

samsung  |  galaxy note  |  smartphones

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about...

Calling all social entrepreneurs - apply for The Venture now!

Are you running an innovative social business that's helping to create a better future? Then pitch for a share of The Venture’s $1m fund and receive world-class mentorship to help accelerate your business growth.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

Pick n Pay launches new website for easier online shopping

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...