People do love big smartphone displays. ETNews reports that Samsung mobile boss JK Shin claims his company has sold 38 million Galaxy Note devices so far, an impressive number for a series of devices that some critics felt were too big to catch on with a mass audience. Given the strong past sales of the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note II, Shin says that the recently announced Galaxy Note 3 will “outdo its predecessors” and sell 10 million units by the end of the year following its launch on September 25th. Samsung has shown that there is definitely a big market for big phones, which is why competitors such as Nokia, HTC and maybe even Apple have been working on phablets of their own.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.