Samsung recently announced that over three million units of the Galaxy Note II phablet have been sold since it was first launched in September, 37 days ago.

Samsung has announced that the 5.5-inch smartphone is selling at three times the pace of the original Galaxy Note. 10 million units of the handset have been sold across the globe since the Note was launched. To know more about the Galaxy Note II, read our review on this stylus-enabled smartphone.

Latest Note unveiled

3 million units of the latest Note sold

The Samsung Galaxy Note II features most of the specifications that had been written about in the past but Samsung has thrown in a new feature that can potentially change the way mobile phones are used nowadays. Apart from the fact that it features the Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, the major talking point about the Galaxy Note II is that it features an all-new Air View feature.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Galaxy Note II:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 1280 x 720 pixel density
  • 4G LTE, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi HT40, NFC
  • GPS with GLONASS and A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with USB 2.0 Host
  • 8 megapixel AF/ Touchfocus camera, 1.9MP VT Camera, BSI front-facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, all with expandable support up to 64GB
  • 2GB RAM
  • MHL for AV out

As per a recent report, South Korea-based mobile phone manufacturer, Samsung Electronics has shipped more units of smartphones than its rival Apple, in the third quarter of 2012, as per latest figures released by research firm IDC.
Samsung sold 56.3 million smartphones, including the Galaxy S III, in the period between July and September, amassing a share of 31.3 percent of the global market. Apple's sales, in stark comparison, accounted for 15 percent – less than half of Samsung's. Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM) with its popular line of smartphones, BlackBerry, is at the third position with a global share of 4.3 percent, while China-based ZTE came fourth with a global share of 4.2 percent. HTC came fifth with a global share of 4 percent.

This information comes close on the heels of Samsung's announcement that its July-September net profit nearly doubled to 6.56 trillion won ($5.97 billion) from 3.44 trillion won a year earlier. Samsung added that its revenue for the third quarter jumped 26 percent to 52.2 trillion won. As per reports, Samsung is estimated to have shipped roughly 18 million units of the Galaxy S III in the period, in comparison with the 26.9 million units of the iPhone shipped by Apple.

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