As we approach launch of the Galaxy Note II, predictions of 20 million sold emerge.
Rumors and leaks of information for the next version of the Galaxy Note continue to circulate. The “phablet” is making its way through the FCC certification process it appears and may be close to being announced for sale in the US. Exactly when that announcement may happen is up in the air right now. Based on past information, it looks like Sprint will be the first one to get the Galaxy Note 2. The big 4 US wireless carriers will be selling this newest phone/tablet from Samsung and the current rumors have the 5.5 inch device as being announced in October.
That will mean it will take advantage of the holiday sales in the US. And just how well it is expected to sell has been commented on with predictions of sales over 20 million units. This comes from Shin Jong-kyun who happens to be the head of Samsung’s IT and mobile unit. That would make him someone in the know as to what they are expecting to manufacture to meet demand. In the report, Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Note 2 in October. But given the delay in arrival in the US for past Galaxy devices, we may not see this one until November though we could be surprised.
Given the lofty number of expected sales, it would appear that Samsung is expecting to continue providing popular devices to the public. At the moment, there is no other device in the 5.5 inch category which is competing with Samsung, so they own the space. And we do not see any other company attempting to put a device in that size into the market. All the other competition is less than 5 inches for smart phones and 7 inches or larger for tablets. So Samsung has the 5.5 inch phablet space all to it self.
And with that, we can expect they may well sell the estimated 20 million.