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Samsung has Already Sold 3 Million Galaxy Note 2 Units

Can’t imagine a device with a 5.5″ display being a massive global hit? It is. Again. Samsung announced last night that Galaxy Note 2 sales have already topped the 3 million mark. What’s even more remarkable about that number, is the fact that it’s only available on a couple of U.S. carriers, none of which are AT&T and Verizon. You can imagine that the number sold will only spike again or accelerate faster once it becomes more widely available here.

The original Galaxy Note eclipsed the 10 million mark long ago, something that surprised many, but the new Note 2 looks to top its predecessor’s numbers in no time.

Is the Note 2 still topping your list?

Via:  Samsung Tomorrow

  • “What’s even more remarkable about that number, is the fact that it’s only available on a couple of U.S. carriers, none of which are AT&T and Verizon.”

    I pre-ordered this phone about 10 days ago on Verizon. You don’t think the numbers include pre-orders?

  • Piotr G.

    Maybe if I get lucky and pick it up for a good price, I’ll get it. Other than that, I’m quite happy with my GS3

  • Sam’s Son

    I think it’s nice to see Samsung shinning without all the blown out of proportion media coverage Apple receives when they release a product.

  • Between this and the upcoming DNA, I have to ask: Is this 5.5″ screen maybe a big too big? Any of you guys who already have the Note II have thoughts on adjusting to a larger screen? I like my DX2 and honestly, I think it’s about the perfect size, but I can see where bigger could be better. Any words of wisdom?

    • I have normal hands and I use it mostly with one hand. The one hand keyboard is particularly handy. It goes into my jeans pocket easily. You will take a couple of days to get used to the size. After that it’s hard to like a smaller phone

    • JasonIvers

      It all depends on how you use your phone… if you want to be able to completely use your phone with one hand, yes, this is too big. If you don’t mind using two hands, or you like the Wacom digitizer (it isn’t the same as other styli, trust me), the size is great.

  • I will more focus on the large 5.5 inch screen than the little button. At least we are getting the darn it.

  • Kevin Rees

    indeed it will be mine. I abandoned my cart at newegg and I’m waiting for a “come back and purchase and we’ll give you x% off” email to purchase.

  • When this comes to Verizon, I will be selling my GS3 and purchasing. 🙂

  • FAL_Fan

    I just went into the T-Mobile store to play with the phone in person (I’m with VZW BTW) but I can see how some would consider this a large phone. Mind you, I’m 6’2″ and wear XL gloves so this phone was very comfortable to hold and operate with one hand, but regardless they have a compatibility mode that makes the keyboard the S3 size and moves of to one side of the screen or the other without problem. I am actually excited to buy this phone, now to decide whether to stay with big red or not…

  • Finire

    I was watching Person of Interest last night, and noticed these popping up like crazy on the show. Talk about going for the ads

  • Michael33704

    The very moment it is released….which won’t be til the 29th since once again… Verizon is bringing up the rear and doing the same to their loyal customers….

  • jm

    It’s my next device. Bigger and better screen, camera, hardware, loudspeaker and especially battery, all huge improvements over my Galaxy Nexus.

  • KT

    Yes! As soon as it comes out, I’m getting it!

  • Anyone know if the 64GB version will be made available at Verizon?

  • curtisncali619

    thanks for making me wait Verzion!!!!

  • Very glad to hear its selling so well. It’s only been out for a month right? If Verizon and ATT were included I’m thinking that number would triple or more. Hurry up Verizon, and I hope someone figures out how to take that hideous logo off the front or find a way to cover it up.

  • Ben Modica

    Are you guys going to do a review of the Note 2? Or did I miss it somehow?

  • picking mine up today!

  • True fact on the Internet: the screen area of 3 million Galaxy Notes placed end to end could reach from Earth to Mars and back.

    • mustbepbs

      That would only be 260 miles (roughly) of screen area.

      • Thanks, Mr. Joke Killer.

        • mustbepbs

          Just call me Data.

  • I just got my Note 2 and I’m loving it! Bigger is better!! 🙂

  • Eric

    Sploosh. Wish I was upgradable. That button is ugly as all hell though.

  • Butters619

    The Next Big Thing is already Here.

    (Now I just need to find a way to get an AT&T one off contract without dropping $700)

  • I was sold on this phone after I bought the GS3 and wasn’t impressed with it’s battery life. I know it will be a least as good as the GS3 w/better battery life. Samsung is using their own display, chipset and battery. So I know function and reliability is gonna be top of the line. Verizon can put any logo they want on the phone becuz mine will be in a case. I don’t carry phones for fashion.

    • Droid Burgundy

      why not just get another battery for the s3 ? Doesn’t the s3 have more RAM than this?

      • Butters619

        Both 2GB.

    • Brandon Woods

      I’m grabbing this phone from VZW as well, but I don’t believe it will have better battery life than the GS3. With a much larger display and quad core processor, it will likely be comparable (only because they shoved a massive battery into it). Don’t be too disappointed if it only gets you through a single day of heavy usage instead of 2 or 3.

      • I own one. The battery easily outlasts that of GS3

  • Droid Burgundy

    Great job Samsung.. but I will still LMFAO whenever I see someone walking around with a tablet pressed up against their face, or a Verizon logo on their chin

  • Brandon

    Well since the nexus 4 isn’t coming to verizon, I guess i’m getting this

    • New_Guy

      I’m switching to T-Mobile and I’m still likely to get this.

  • MichaelFranz

    I wonder if you can take a file and scrape off the verizon logo, and then use clear nail polish to make it smooth again…here’s to hoping. Maybe it’s an easy mod, need liek ifixit to tear it down and check.

    On topic though, i think im going to wait it out a little and see how this HTC DNA pan’s out. I like the development aspect of android so i would love to see that turns out. Having root is nice, but an unlocked bootloader is the bees knees 🙂

    • Guest

      I took a class in aviation maintenance, not sure if it applies but after you remove the logo you’d want to use a super fine grit sandpaper to smooth it out.

      • MichaelFranz

        Anything to get it to go away. A co-Worker got the sprint version and it is very very nice. Believe it or not it doenst seems as big as i thought it was.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Just buy a new button pull the phone apart and replace it.


    It is making it hard to wait on my iPhone 5 to come in the mail…
    For some reason I really want this phone!!!

    • Do yourself a favor and don’t even look at the screen of any modern Android phone. You’ll never be able to go back to the tiny baby screen of an iPhone.

      • Couldn’t disagree with this more, its just personal choice…Went from GN to 4S…Best choice ever. Don’t even want to move up to the 5, but I’m sure I’ll get whatever the next gen is. 4″ is still smaller than most Android phones, and I’m happy to have it that way, personally.

        • JoshGroff

          I have big hands, so I’ll take the G-Nex or Note 2 any day. It’s all a matter of preference. Plus, I love having me a large screen for browsing the interwebs.

          • ERIC REED

            I’m 6’4″ and prefer the smaller screen phones…I can roll with whatever size as long as I’m enjoying the experience!!

          • Bingo!

            Edit: Love how you got downvoted…I don’t get people.

          • JasonIvers

            Seriously? You don’t get how someone saying good things about iOS on Droid Life gets downvoted? To add my two cents to this remarkably civil discussion, I have previously preferred the iPad to Android tablets, but it’s NOT because of iOS, it’s because it was simply made better (hardware). I’m looking forward to trying out the Nexus 10, as I think it may actually even be better than the iPad, not just as good as.

          • You’re right. Guess the Droid Life readership is just less capable of having an open minded, reasonable, semi-adult conversation than I thought.

      • ERIC REED

        I had the SIII, Galaxy Nexus and the Razr Maxx!! I just prefer IOS, its works better with everything else I own. And also my wife and kids have iPhones so it is convient for us all. But I like trying new things when they come out, so I will be blowing my money on this in the near future!!

        • JoshGroff

          Apple’s ecosystem is solid, and the integration between devices is hard to beat. I just prefer modding my devices, which Apple frowns upon.

          • ERIC REED

            It does have its drawbacks…

          • Guest

            Agree with all statements, but I prefer android for my phone and ios for my tablet. Nice to have some variety and see both the pros and cons of each Os.

          • Andy Taylor

            Exactly my take. iOS for tablets and Android for phones.

          • Sam’s Son

            I must say, this is the most civil Apple vs Android talk I’ve seen. Nice

          • Fattie McDoogles

            So does Verizon, Motorola, HTC & LG…

          • JoshGroff

            I was referring to android as a whole, granted some companies don’t like you tweaking their stuff, but at least that can be bypassed.

            Motorola also sells developer edition devices, which are modifiable. (We are a small crowd after all, and I find that a perfectly acceptable middle ground.) Also, didn’t they release an unlocking tool for their new devices?

        • Butters619

          You should pick up the HTC DLX (DNA) when it comes out. My gf uses my One X every once in a while and prefers it to her 4S.

          • ERIC REED

            I just may, I never minded using HTC’s skins on my phones. And that was the Incredible and Thunderbolt versions!!

          • Butters619

            I hated Sense on Gingerbread. It made me want to throw my phone at children (yes that bad). Sense 4.0/4.1 is just so much better though. It’s not as close to stock as the new Blur, but they’ve done some pretty cool things and are much closer to stock than TouchWiz

          • ERIC REED

            That is some hatred bro..

          • ERIC REED

            You know come to think of it I probably wanted to hit some kids after using my Thunderbolt. After using it and the Bionic it drove me to IOS! But I’m happy on the sidelines and using Craigslist to get my Android fix.

      • Butters619

        Before I bought my One X:
        “but 4.7″ is just going to way too big. I’ll never be able to use it with one hand comfortably. I’m just going to end up returning it.”

        Now when I pick up an iPhone:
        “WTF is this tic tac container? Is this a phone for ants?”

        • New_Guy

          Tic-Tac container…hahahah! That made me laugh out loud =D

    • Butters619

      Can’t tell if serious…..or trolling Android blog…

      • ERIC REED

        Been here since my OG Droid days..

  • Destroythanet

    Samsung is on a roll. Nice work.

  • Seeing that Verizon logo on the home button fills me with rage.


      Don’t worry someone will come out with an insanely hard to put on sticker to cover it up!!

    • Greyhame

      This and the backwards, physical keys – that cannot be activated with the pen! – are the main reasons I would never consider this phone.

      • FAL_Fan

        How are the physical touch keys backwards? With Motorola phones the menu is to the left of home and the back is to the right, meaning it’s the same and therefore not backwards.

        • Bob

          And they are capacitive touch, not physical.

        • Greyhame

          The back button is on the right. The exact opposite of what makes sense and how Google implements them on Nexus devices.

    • Another dolt who can’t understand that EVERYTHING comes with a logo. Jesus Christ…