We all remember the day Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note at IFA in Berlin. Many journalists, myself included, read the press release twice to make sure there wasn’t a typo. What company in their right mind would release a 5.3 inch phone? Sure enough, the Note was mocked, dismissed, and we all thought Samsung had a failure on their hands. Boy oh boy, the internet couldn’t have been more wrong.
One year later, the second Note was announced, and it was drastically smaller than the first one thanks to a reduction in the bezel size, but at the same time the screen size was bumped up to 5.5 inches. As someone who owns a Note II, let me tell you, going back to a “normal” sized phone is incredibly difficult.
Which brings me to the latest Note, the Note 3. It’s a hair smaller than the Note II, but again, thanks to smaller bezels, Samsung was able to put an even bigger 5.7 inch display. How big can we go? You’re going to think I’m a lunatic, but I’d like to see the Note 4 hit 5.9 inches at a minimum.
But is anyone even buying these super-sized phones? Yes. According to Focus Taiwan, who spoke to a Samsung official, Note sales have surpassed 40 million units. Over 10 million people bought the first one, and over 30 million people bought the second one. Will Samsung end up selling 60 million to 90 million Note 3 units?
Assuming they fix that stupid SIM region lock issue, I see no reason why it’s not possible.