LG was bragging just yesterday that the company has sold more than 2 million LTE capable phone in their home country of Korea. Samsung nonchalantly shoved their hopes and dreams into the dirt like a bully at the school playground.
Earlier statistics show that Samsung has been selling large screen devices like hotcakes, specifically the Galaxy Grand Duos, which are nothing exceptional with a 480 x 800 resolution display. Apparently panel shipment for that particular model will be increasing up to 2 million units per month in May. If you ask me, that shows there's a pretty high demand for these devices.
According to DigiTimes, Samsung has just placed orders for one million units a month to Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and Giantplus Technology. These two companies are working together to provide the touch display panels for the upcoming Galaxy Mega 5.8.
That means Samsung is clearly expecting to sell about 1 million Galaxy Mega 5.8 smartphones per month. That's a pretty lofty goal, but if the previous sales of the Grand Duos are any indication, Samsung might be right on the money.
The whopping 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega 5.8 was officially unveiled by Samsung Mobile yesterday. There was quite a bit of hubbub about the unveil too, but that's pretty much a given new Sammie devices. Apparently the panel shipments that will be used in production for the Galaxy Mega will begin shipping in May or June. That also happens to be the projected launch date for the new device.
It certainly seems like there's a high demand for devices with larger screens as a lot of companies are starting to introduce phablets into their lineup. Samsung saw record sales numbers with the Galaxy Note II, selling 5 million units in just two months, back in November of last year.
Interestingly enough Samsung is actually outsourcing orders for their mid-range devices so that the company will have plenty of AMOLED panels for the upcoming Galaxy S4 and their other flagship devices- some of which are likely to be revealed soon.
Unfortunately for our friends in the UK, it looks like they won't be seeing the Galaxy Mega 5.8 anytime soon. Our own Tom Dawson will have to look on in admiration, and probably disgust, while the rest of us have our fun with the 5.8-inch smartphone. That's okay, we all know he's not particularly fond of large devices anyway.