Big screen smartphones remain popular as Samsung reveals it has sold over 38 million Galaxy Notes

by: Gary SimsSeptember 9, 2013

note2-vs-note3-backside2During a press event at IFA, J. K. Shin – president of Samsung mobile communications, revealed some interesting sales figures for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2. According to Shin Samsung has sold over 38 million Galaxy Note devices over the past two years.

That is a very healthy number and raises the question yet again about large screen smartphones (5 inches and over) verses smaller screen smartphones (4 to 5 inches). Apple has rigidly stuck to the smaller end, but iPhone fans seem happy with Apple’s choices since the iPhone continues to sell well. However Samsung has taken a different approach in that it offers phones with a variety of screen sizes including the popular Galaxy S3 (4.8 inches) and the Galaxy S4 (4.99 inches). If Samsung, HTC, LG and others are able to sell millions of phones with 4 to 5 inch displays plus the very same companies are able to sell millions of units featuring even larger displays then it is clear that consumers cherish the choice and that larger screen phones are not just an odd statistical blip.

Shin didn’t elaborate any further or breakdown the number per year or per device, but he did add that Samsung expects to sell at least 10 million Galaxy Note 3 phones. The 10 million figure is probably low, or maybe only a short term prediction, as both the Note and Note 2 sold in greater quantities.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will go on sale internationally from September 25 except for in the U.S. and Japan where it will be released during October.

  • Bone

    And they haven’t started to sell their best Note yet..

  • Spruce Cycle

    Samsung is an unstoppable powerhouse.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Cause we had no choice but to buy their crap. First time ever we have Phablet competition.

      • Not true, the Note will be a hard platform to beat. Have you ever seen how accurate it tracks handwriting? It’s very well-made.

  • lil bit

    I think maybe Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 are included in these numbers. Still its impressive, well done and the best part is that they themselves created this market segment.

    Still no real competition to the Note series. I saw the Z Ultra in the store the other day, its stunning, such a beauty, but its a dead baby, the lack of led flash and the camera module well below todays flagship standards makes sure it will never compete with Note 3, the Samsung dominance continues, and its well deserved, they do not make stupid little mistakes like Sony loves to do.

    • sfasljkas

      The megas are not part of the note family and indeed I think the note 2 doubled the sales of note 1 they are very popular

    • Vikas Bhatt

      The Mega’s are not the part of the Note family, so they aren’t actually included in the figures.

  • chirag

    Damn. note 3 in above pic looks awesome.

  • n900mixalot

    Want to sell millions more Galaxy Gear, Samsung?! Then GET ON THAT Note II UPDATE!

    • Vikas Bhatt

      Samsung will roll out the update that will bring software features of Note 3 on the Note 2, the reason why they didn’t comment on any update for the Note 2 is all that, they don’t really want to disturb the sales of that device.

      • n900mixalot

        I heard that mentioned but I wasn’t sure. You really kind of never know with these manufacturers.

  • temirzhan

    Hey, Samsung, can you please reveal how many Galaxy s4s have you sold? huh? More than iphone 5?