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Sales of Galaxy Note 2 hit one million in Korea as it moves swiftly toward 10m sales worldwide

Galaxy Note 2 5 millionSales of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 have reportedly crossed the million threshold in its home country of South Korea. The so-called phablet has been received well by consumers everywhere, with Samsung announcing late November that it had sold five million units worldwide.

At the current rate, it shouldn’t be too long before the tech giant reaches the ten million milestone. The device first went on sale in September 2012, following the success of its predecessor which launched in the second half of 2011.

The Android-powered Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5-inch display, 1.6GHz quad core processor, 16/32/64GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front camera and comes equipped with the S-pen stylus.

Samsung told South Korea’s MK Business News that the device’s continued popularity among consumers was thanks to the wide variety of available apps as well as improved S-pen functionality.

There was talk in the middle of last month that Samsung was prepping the third iteration of the device, featuring a whopping great (“whopping great” for a phone, at least) 6.3-inch-display.

Even more recently it was suggested that a 7-inch Galaxy Note might even be in the works, though no official word has come from Samsung on the matter.

Heading into 2013, the electronics company said it’s aiming to sell a colossal 510 million handsets worldwide this year – 390 million smartphones and 120 million feature and budget phones. To achieve this, it hopes to make a bigger impact in developing nations with a wider range of attractively priced devices.

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