The South Koreans are known in the world for being proud and great patrons of their own products and this was evident as the great demand for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on its bulwark totally overwhelms the preorder supplies for all major carriers such as SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus and played a key role in rejuvenating the smartphone segment that hasn’t been active for the past several months.
On the part of SK Telecom, the country’s largest network carrier with a hefty 50.3 percent of the market share, have all of it preorder units bought in just nine hours, while other network carriers KT and LG Uplus took three days to exhaust their preorder supplies. All of the carriers in the country had been given limited preorder period, that is, from September 18 to September 25.
Samsung has accelerated the official launching dates of the Galaxy Note 4, and opted for staging a press conference at an earlier date on September 24 and launching of the flagship phone on September 26.
Many industry experts have considered that Samsung is speeding up for the early launching of its flagship phones to counter the red-hot selling Apple iPhone 6 and iWatch, which piled up mammoth following after these products were launched this month.
The vaunted and highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung’s latest phablet and it was unveiled later this month at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin. The Note 4 comes with a new and sleek metal frame design.
The phablet is equipped with 5.7 inches Quad HD display with a razor-sharp resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a 16 megapixels back camera. The Korean variant of the Note 4 is powered by an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor, not like the global version, which is driven by a quad-core Snapdragon 805.
The Galaxy Note 4 is pegged at a price of $920. This price point is in fact the lowest priced for any of the Galaxy Note models. One year ago Galaxy Note 3 was priced at $1,025 during its launching.
The smartphone distribution market in the country is expected to get a big boost in sales with the twin launching of the Galaxy Note 4 and Apple’s iPhone 6, which will provide sigh of relief for Korean network carriers and retailers.