Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Soars to 5 Million Unit Sales in Just One Month

When so-called "phablets" first emerged -- those devices that are bigger than your typical smartphone but smaller than a tablet -- there was a question mark surrounding whether or not consumers would snatch these things up. Well, Samsung keeps proving that there's a market for smartphones with ginormous touchscreen displays, further proof of which comes from sales of the company's Galaxy Note 3 device.

Samsung said it has sold more than 5 million Galaxy Note 3 devices since its launch a month ago. That's the quickest a Galaxy Note device has ever reached that many sales.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

It took Samsung around two months to move 5 million Galaxy Note 2 handsets, while the original Galaxy Note needed five months to reach the same milestone. Both of those devices have gone on to put up respectable sales figures.

The Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa processor (depending on geographic location), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 2MP front-facing camera, 13MP rear-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a 3200mAh battery.