Bloomberg Reports that Samsung expects sales of its new Galaxy Note 2 smartphone launched yesterday in South Korea” to sell three times faster than its predecessor, even after Apple sold a record number of the iPhone 5 in its debut weekend as more carriers are set to offer the product.
The device goes on sale in 128 markets through 260 operators, starting with South Korea today, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in a statement yesterday. The model will probably sell three times faster than the previous Note did in the first three months, as more carriers are set to offer the product, J.K. Shin, head of the mobile business, said at a briefing in Seoul, without giving a projection.
Bloomberg noted: The first model sold more than 10 million units and helped Samsung regain the lead in global smartphone sales from Apple this year.
Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy Note 2 at the IFA consumer-electronics fair in Berlin last month. The model has a 5.5-inch screen, larger than its predecessor, and runs the latest version of Android. The device is loaded with software that recognizes handwriting from a digital pen.