Samsung surprised many people with the success of the Galaxy Note.
The Note II continued that success with 3 million devices shipped in the first month. Samsung's president and CEO, JK Shin, reported that Samsung shipped 5 million Galaxy Note 3s in the first month.
My personal Note 3 was just returned to T-Mobile last week, but I may pick one up again if the Nexus 5 doesn't satisfy me. I love and hate the Note 3, but there is no denying that it is a fantastic large screen enterprise phone that is obviously satisfying customers.
Keep in mind that the figures that Samsung provides are shipment figures and not sales figures. This counts devices sent from Samsung to carriers, retailers, and other sales channels.
The original Galaxy Note took five months to reach this 5 million device level while the Note II took two months. As more phones are getting larger, the Note line becomes more appealing. Then when you see what Samsung is doing to improve S Pen functionality the Note 3 becomes a device for both the mainstream consumer and enterprise customer.
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