Samsung has high hopes for its recent release, the Galaxy Note 2. According to JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, the South Korean company is expecting that the phablet will sell 20 million units. The figure is twice the number of the original Galaxy Note units sold since it was launched in November last year.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s flagship phone for this year, the Galaxy S III, has already hit the 20 million mark in sales. Earlier, Shin also forecast the sales of 30 million Galaxy S III units for 2012, a feat which Samsung has a good chance of achieving, given its current performance.
To review, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 boasts of a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, and a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720. The phone-tablet hybrid also comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.9-megapixel front camera, a standard Li-ion 3,100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and 16, 32, or 64GB of memory that is expandable through a built-in microSD card slot. It has a long list of sharing features, including NFC, Bluetooth v 4.0, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play & Control, and Samsung AllShare Cast. Sensors like an accelerometer, RGB Light, digital compass, proximity, gyro, and barometer are also onboard.
Samsung expects that the device will help the company in the battle against Apple, Inc. Apple is Samsung’s fiercest competitor in controlling the worldwide smartphone market which is worth US$219 billion. Apart from each company’s efforts to release more powerful and competitive devices, the two electronic giants are involved in lawsuits against each other in four continents to keep each other’s products off the market. Part of Samsung’s strategy against the Cupertino company is unveiling the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ahead of the latest iPhone. The former made its first appearance last month during the IFA event in Germany while Apple’s iPhone was released only several days ago.