Samsung Electronics Co., the world's leading maker of smartphones, said Thursday it has sold more than 10 million units of its Galaxy Note line-up in South Korea, proving its dominance on its home turf.
The tech giant said the number of Galaxy Note smartphones sold in the country surpassed the milestone as of Thursday, apparently as the phablets successfully attracted users searching for a cross between a smartphone and a tablet computer.
The phablets have been one of the industry's main attention grabbers in the past few years, boasting larger displays than smartphones but being more portable than tablets.
Samsung launched its first phablet in 2011 with the Galaxy Note, followed by the Galaxy Note 2 in 2012 and the latest Galaxy Note 3 in September.
Like the previous phablet models, the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 has a stylus pen that enables users to write on the display as if on paper.
A noteworthy upgrade in the Note 3 is the Air Command function, which opens up a fan-type menu on any screen that streamlines access to several of the device's core S Pen functions.
The Galaxy Note 3 reached the 10-million milestone in the global market in only two months after its launch, which was faster than four months by the Note 2 and nine months by its predecessor, the company added. (Yonhap News)