Say what you want about Samsung's gigantic Galaxy Note hybrid smartphone/tablet device -- it's too big for a phone, too small for a tablet, a jack of two trades but master of none, or whatever -- the phablet is finding buyers. To wit, Samsung Korea today announced that it has shipped over 5 million Galaxy Note devices around the globe so far, and it has yet to touch ground in Japan.
That's not an earth-shattering number, especially when you figure the device has been around for five months and that it took the Galaxy S II six months to ship twice as many units, but it's not too shabby, either. This is, after a all, a device with somewhat limited market appeal, and Samsung is moving Galaxy Note phablets at a clip of a million a month.
The Galaxy Note, in case you're somehow not familiar with it, sports a ginormous 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, and 2500mAh battery wrapped in a body that measures 146.85mm (L) x 82.95mm (W) x 9.65mm (D) and weighs 178g.