Samsung Electronics, which launched its Samsung Note II device in Korea today, has said that it expects the new smartphone to sell three times of its predecessor in the first three months. Samsung head of mobile business JK Shin said that they are hopeful of good sales for the Galaxy Note 2 because it has more carriers in its kitty. He said this at a briefing in Seoul but did not release any estimate.

The device has gone on sale in 128 markets through 260 operators starting with South Korea, a company statement said. Samsung’s Galaxy devices run on the Android OS and the launch of this 5.5-inch Jelly Bean might further strengthen their presence.

Samsung is marketing the pen-equipped Note devices alongside its best-selling Galaxy S smartphones after the first model sold more than 10 million units and helped Samsung regain the lead in global smartphone sales from Apple this year.

This gadget comes with an updated digital pen that will allow consumers to use the screen freely. They will also be able to preview content and it will be available for third-party applications.

The Samsung Note II is going to further strengthen their place in the global market as a leader in smartphones.