Samsung ships 5M Galaxy Note II smartphones

Samsung announced today that it has shipped over 5 million units of its flagship device Galaxy Note II to third-party retailers.

That figure doesn’t mean Samsung has actually sold that many Galaxy Note IIs, but rather there are now at least 5 million of the device that are on store shelves.

The Galaxy Note II, which was released back in August, has a 5.5-inch screen, updated design, and a more advanced S Pen stylus, which adds features like the ability to hover over on-screen items before selecting them, as VentureBeat previously noted. Inside, it has features a 1.66 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, and an 3,100 mAH battery.

Samsung expects to sell about 20 million Galaxy Note IIs, which is double the sales of its predecessor, the original Galaxy Note. And since the device is available on all major U.S. carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon) heading into the holiday shopping season, the company shouldn’t have a problem reaching that number.

Via TNW