LG’s not the only company bragging about sales numbers today. Sure, it may have pushed 5 million LTE devices so far. But its No.1 competitor at home and worldwide, Samsung, has an even bigger number to share.
It turns out that the Galaxy Note still is incredibly successful. Up until this point, Samsung has sold more than 10 million units of the world’s first phone / tablet hybrid device, or phablet.
This comes after Samsung announced crossing the 1 million threshold at the end of last year, and then 5 million at the end of March. Judging by these numbers, the upcoming Galaxy Note II has to be a success too. It will be interesting to see if Samsung will continue selling the original Note once its successor launches (like in the Galaxy S world, where the Galaxy S II is still mostly available even now). If so, whether it will discount the price of the older model, hence helping it to reach even more sales milestones.
That remains to be seen. What’s already pretty clear though is that the phablet form factor is here to stay, and is successful – regardless of how laughed at it may have been at first.