As you probably know, Apple’s iPhone 6 launch was last week. A lot of rumor surrounded the event, and even more rumors appeared after it was introduced. The Cupertino-based company claims to have sold up to 10 million iPhone in the launch weekend, but they could have sold much more if supply could meet demand. And Apple is going to sell tons of their new devices in the incoming weeks.
For this reason, the record-breaking sales have easily been noticed by other major players, especially Samsung. The Taiwan manufacturer announced that they would speed up the release of the Galaxy Note 4 to try to compete against the Cupertino giant. This announcement started with a statement suggesting that the unveiling of Note 4 will occur this Thursday in South Korea.
The device will go on sale on the 26th, the day after the announcement, weeks ahead of its initial October launch. This only affects the launch date in South Korea, so people all over the world should not expect anything to happen quicker than predicted. In the same time, it is unclear whether they are speeding the launch of the Note 4 Edge as well.
Samsung plans to ship up to 15 million Note 4 devices in the first 30 days, which is a very difficult to accomplish goal, especially since the device will reach the rest of the world in the mid-to-late October release dates. The number is quite bold, especially if we consider the fact that the same manufacturer only shipped 11 million Galaxy S5 units in the first month and Galaxy S phones are more popular than Notes.
Nonetheless, the Note 4 is very competitive with its metal frame design, Quad HD screen, and powerful specifications. That, along with a powerful marketing plan, could easily help Samsung surpass previous sale records.
If everything goes as planned, this will definitely help Samsung regain its popularity back, especially since the share prices are the lowest in two years. All we have to do is to wait and see when Samsung’s Note flagship reaches the other parts of the world, preceding the South Korea 26th release.