Seoul: Global sales of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 2 breached the 3-million mark since its debut in late September, topping the level at a faster pace than its predecessor, the company said on Friday.

Samsung has shipped more than 3 million units of Galaxy Note 2, called phablet or a hybrid of smartphone and tablet PC, just 37 days after its debut, according to an e-mailed statement. The sales growth was more than three times faster than its previous model Galaxy Note, of which sales breached the 3-million mark in three months after its launch, reported Xinhua.

 "The rapid Galaxy Note 2 sales have a meaning of not just creating a new category of smartphone, but also of popularizing the category," said an official at Samsung. The Galaxy Note 2, which opened a new chapter of smart mobile devices, came with a HD Super AMOLED display, the biggest display in smartphone market. It was powered by 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android operating system, featuring a 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor.


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