Samsung Galaxy Note Sells Five Million Units In Five Months

Samsung has announced that it sold five million of its Galaxy Note tablet/phone devices (otherwise known as a Phablet) in five month which compares poorly with what Apple achieved with the iPhone but is still a decent run given that it brought in roughly $2 billion worth of revenue over 150 days.

The tablet went on sale in the UK late last year and in the US since February which means that sales (and shipment) figures are likely to rise when Samsung sells the phablet in more territories.

On the whole, the device - which now has a 10.1-inch tablet equivalent called the Galaxy Note 10.1 - is a high end smartphone aimed at an audience unfazed by a big screen size, one which now costs as little as £438 or £402 on a contract.

At 5.3-inch, the Galaxy Note has the biggest screen of any smartphone on the market (only the 7-inch Galaxy Tab surpassed it). It is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, comes with 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 1,280 by 800 pixels capacitive touchscreen, an eight megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel front facing one, a microSD card slot, WiFi, GPS and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.