Following reports of the new Apple iPhones surpassing 10 million in sales within a matter 0f few days, Samsung is reportedly looking to launch the Galaxy Note 4 earlier than scheduled. The company’s phablet was expected to launch in mid-October, but it now seems like the smartphone could be launched a little sooner.
The report stems from The Korea Times, which quoted an anonymous Samsung official saying – “the positive reaction from consumers to those two Apple devices prompted us to launch the Note 4 earlier than previously scheduled.” The company is reportedly looking to ship close to 15 million units of the smartphone in its first month of sales, which is a large number for Samsung considering the competition it faces from within the Android camp, not to mention the likes of Apple.
The company expects to announce the smartphone’s fresh availability on September 26 through South Korea’s major carriers, so customers in the region will have earlier access to the phablet than the rest of the world. There is no word on whether this will prompt Samsung to launch the smartphone early in other regions too, but for the time being this move is only limited to South Korea.
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Source: The Korea Times