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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 sales hit three million

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Samsung has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 sold more than three million units in its first 37 days on sale.

Although derided for its size by some, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has already racked-up impressive sales. Since going on sale in September, the giant smartphone has already sold more than three million units, outstripping the performance of its predecessor.

The original Samsung Galaxy Note shipped five million devices in its first five months, making these new figures sound all the more impressive. Predictably, though, it's not a patch on the Samsung Galaxy S3's numbers. That phone sold 10 million in less than two months.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is unmistakably a less accessible product. With a 5.5-inch screen, it's a phone that wants to be used with two hands.

It has another unusual feature, too. Its screen incorporates a Wacom digitiser, using the same technology seen in graphics tablets. This lets you make handwritten notes or doodle away on the screen just as you would with a pen and paper.

The Samsung Galaxy Note range was introduced in September 2011, with the first Note phone. It was a curious device, but one that gained a surprisingly large following. In August 2012, Samsung revealed that the phone had sold 10 million units.

This year, Samsung also diversified the Note range with a full-size tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. It's a 10.1-inch version of the Note, incorporating the Wacom stylus that makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 so special.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 costs around £500 SIM-free, or for free on contracts of £35 a month. For more information on the phone, check out our full Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review. Owners of the giant mobile should also check out our list of the top 50 tips and tricks.

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