Samsung has announced that sales of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have topped the five million mark just two months after the device went on sale in regions around the globe. Sales should not slow down either as the Verizon model of the Galaxy Note 2, maybe the most sought after variant of the device in the United States is set to debut in just a few short days.
The announcement comes courtesy of Samsung itself who says worldwide sales of its new 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 phablet have exceeded 5 million sales, passing the three million mark record that the original Galaxy Note set back when it was released last year.
Samsung’s feat comes shortly after it announced that the Galaxy Note 2 had topped three million in sales. The new figure was likely buoyed by the Galaxy Note 2 launch on AT&T earlier this month and its previous launches on Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. It also likely has been bolstered by the fact that the device was available ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Verizon has yet to announce a release date for the Galaxy Note 2 though pre-orders are expected to ship out tomorrow with a full-on release taking place on November 29th. Thus far, the carrier remains mum about any specifics though we expect it to detail the device’s details tomorrow.
The carrier boasts the largest 4G LTE network, the network that the Galaxy Note 2 runs on, which should make for a few more sales. Verizon’s 4G LTE network now has over 400 markets in the U.S., far larger than AT&T’s network which has slightly over 100.
The Galaxy Note 2 is Samsung’s sequel to the original Galaxy Note phablet which met great success last year when it launched amidst skepticism. Many wondered whether a smartphone with this large of a display could succeed. The Galaxy Note went on to sell more than 10 million units worldwide. The Galaxy Note 2 looks poised to shatter that mark.