Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Ships 5 Million Units in Just 28 Days

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has broken records by shipping 5 million units in just 28 days.

The news was announced by the company's CEO JK Shin earlier today. The new phablet was able to reach this milestone in half the time that it took the Note 2. The original Galaxy Note took five months to sell this many.

Samsung normally does not reveal how many devices it sold to consumers, so it is not clear how many of those units that were shipped actually ended up in people's hands.

The company launched the Galaxy Note 3 on Sept. 25 in 58 countries and an additional 82 markets since that time. JK Shin discussed the strong interest for the phablet that seems to be on its way to eclipsing the company's high-end flagship, the Galaxy S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is apparently being pushed forward by the company to February after the disappointing sales of the S4.

A new report from South Korean media states that Samsung will announce the new flagship sometime in January and will launch it during February. The company's expectations for the Galaxy S4 were not met, despite its success.

This is just a rumor at this point, however; an earlier launch for the S5 would help Samsung to steal some of the buzz Apple has garnered with the iPhone 5S and 5C.

The publication also reveals more information about the specs for the device. The S5 will feature a 64-bit Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor which will be a true octa-core CPU, a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, and a fingerprint scanner.

The handset will be water and dust proof out of the box, according to another report from ET News.

Instead of releasing a separate version of the handset with these capabilities, the company will equip the default version of the flagship for harsh conditions.