Samsung’s Galaxy Note series is a key brand for the South Korean company. If you are talking about the high water mark in terms of sales, you would have to go back to the 40 million Galaxy Note 2 units sold. Since then the smartphone form factor has grown incrementally larger so the phablet space denied by the Note is no longer a unique space.
Yet the Note series continues to sell well (with an average of 25 million units sold over the lifetime of a device), it has an engaged fan base, and there are unique elements that help the Note series stand out in a sea of large screened Android devices (he main one being the S-Pen stylus).
While the first few years of the Note series saw it used as a test-bed of technology that would show up in the flagship Galaxy S series, the last few years have seen this role diminish. Arguably the Galaxy Note 5 was the last time this was the case.
Instead the Galaxy Note series has taken on a more curious role. With a steady and dependable core audience that could be relied on,…
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