Samsung exec: Over 38 million Galaxy Note phones sold to date, Note 3 sales will pass 10 millionAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Just days after taking the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 3 in Berlin, a Samsung executive has shed a little bit of light on how well the new phone's predecessors have sold and what he expects from the new Note.
A new report from ETNews notes that, during a recent meeting with the press in Germany, Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin revealed that the original Galaxy Note and the Note II have combined for sales of over 38 million units. Shin didn't dive into that stat any further, so it's not clear how many of each model have been moved. The exec did provide a prediction for sales of the Note 3, though, proclaiming that Samsung's latest phone/tablet hybrid will sell over 10 million units.
The Galaxy Note 3 is slated to begin arriving in stores later this month, and Samsung has said that the device will be available in over 140 countries around the globe. The Galaxy Note family of smartphones may not have the widespread appeal of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S line, but total sales of nearly 40 million Notes isn't a stat to sneeze at. Combine that figure with Samsung's marketing efforts, the public's recognition of the Galaxy brand and the Note 3's widespread rollout, and Shin's prediction of over 10 millions Note 3 sales doesn't seem far-fetched.