Despite initial complaints that Samsung’s (005930) original Galaxy Note smartphone was too big and too clunky to ever see success, the handset sold through the roof and sparked the phablet phenomenon. When the company released the Galaxy Note II in September, we called the device better than its predecessor in almost every way, a statement that has held true when looking at sales figures. The company on Monday announced that more than 1 million Galaxy Note II units have been sold domestically in South Korea, according to MK News. Worldwide sales of the smartphone have seen even greater success, surpassing 5 million units in two months. A Samsung executive previously projected sales could even top 20 million units, double that of the original Galaxy Note.

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