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Korean analyst predicts Samsung will ship 11 million Galaxy Note 4s, and 1 million Note Edge units this year

Korean analyst predicts Samsung will ship 11 million Galaxy Note 4s, and 1 million Note Edge units this year
Samsung announced two brand new Galaxy Notes at IFA 2014: the Note 4, and the Note Edge. While the Note 4 is the successor to last year’s Note 3, the Note Edge is a unique handset that features a never-seen-before curved display that wraps around one of its edges. Both devices will be available to buy later this year, with the Note 4 being the first to hit shelves (starting the first half of October).

According to a report from earlier this month, South Korean analysts don’t seem to believe that the Note 4 will be more successful than the Note 3. Yonhap News quotes an analyst from Hyundai Securities who said that Samsung is expected to ship around 11 million Note 4 units by the end of the year - about the same amount of Note 3 units shipped in 2013.

The Hyundai Securities analyst also said that Samsung will ship only 1 million Galaxy Note Edge units this year, because the handset’s “manufacturing process is expected to be complicated.” Another analyst (from Dongbu Securities) added that users might find it difficult to adapt to the Note Edge and its unusual display. We ourselves aren’t sure if the wrap-around screen is innovative, or just a gimmick.

What do you think, are the numbers presented above realistic, or can Samsung ship more new Galaxy Notes before the end of 2014?



source: Yonhap News

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posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:03 5

1. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Hard to analyse this since there are more competition to the note lineup these days

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:34 1

3. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


what Samsung is doing is not right. i wanted to pre-order the note 4 on Verizon and i can't i have to wait a month without a phone. not cool. they should have made the pre-order same day as the iphones. they will lose lots of sales because of this. now i have to go elsewere. i'm not staying without a phone for a month. not sure what phone to take now

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:54 12

5. TheMoltenD (Posts: 109; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


Verizon's fault not Samsung.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:02 1

11. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


well its Samsung fault since its not out for pre-order on any other carrier in the US.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:10 15

13. av911 (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Even if you could pre-order it, you're not gonna get it in a month anyway, not sure what you're bitchin' about.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:13 2

14. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


chill rude boy.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:56 20

6. TheMoltenD (Posts: 109; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


The Note 4 is better than all its competition.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:29 1

24. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


But not in terms of price, every phablet category now has 4000mah battery quad core processor with less than $200, not just killing note 4 but also killing samsung's $200 category device as well

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:38 7

35. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


But in terms of software and stylus specially made for note Note4 is first on top.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 22:01 1

57. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


No 4000mAh REMOVABLE battery. S-Pen, QHD display, OIS camera. Standard 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. 128GB SD-Card. Split Screen multitasking..etc.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:56 21

7. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Competition like what? Tell me a single device which is same as the level of Note 4 in productivity wise?

I will be one of those 11 million ppl :)

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:28 9

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


me too... there is no other device offering so much features or atleast same set of features

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:19 2

33. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Competition in the phablet category. Even if it isn't a direct competition it still draws away some customers from buying the Note. Basic economics.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 16:46 1

55. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


basic economics or not... samsung will ship 11 million or just 11... I just want my note 4

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 03:33 5

41. D.Lamore (Posts: 198; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Its very clear that NOTE 4 is the KING, no phone comes close to its productivity and features. some i$heeps may miss out on this piece of technology because of sentiment . This is the best handheld computing device offering everything. it will sell more than 11 million this year.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:20 3

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


selling less than 20 mil device not gonna save samsung as q4 2013 samsung sold more than 80 millions. Good luck for selling non-note series

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:57 11

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You're kidding, right? The Galaxy S series is still their fastest/highest selling line up. Plus they have dozens of new devices at all sorts of price ranges, which is where the majority of their sales come from. They've been declining lately, but they're still the top dog.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:00 5

10. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Lenovo dethroned Sammy recently in the low end segment.

We will be witnessing an empire falling down due to the lack of creativity, craftmanship, and ethic.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:18 4

16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That may be true, but Samsung is still the leader overall by a large margin. This might be the beginning of the end for Samsung's domination, but I think they still have a few tricks up their sleeve. We'll see if they can recover in the next year or so. The biggest thing against Samsung in my opinion is Touchwiz. Android L should encourage Samsung to do a lot of remodeling on the software side, if not, then I'm giving up hope for them.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:21 1

17. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Not just Lenovo but also Xiaomi Huawei Oppo Zte Coolpad Gionee Meizu and so much more Sammy would face, dont even think poking fun of Apple alone can save your butt this time

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:25

21. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Not to mention google's upcoming android one program will gonna kill samsung even more in india. pretty obvious google wanna ends samsung monopoly in android segment

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:39 2

36. Venkatramanan (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Who's that empire? Is it Apple?

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 01:24 4

19. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Samsung ship total 281 million, apple 47 milion, huwai lenovo lg at around 15 million each. wow! keep good work at catching up

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:11 1

32. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You're listing a quarter for Apple, and a year for Samsung. Yes, Samsung will sell more overall phones in a year, but this 11 million number, plus the number of GS5 they will sell the remainder of this year, will be a drop in Apple's bucket for the remainder of the year. Apple's projected sales for the remainder of the year is at 70 million plus.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:27 5

34. gadgeteer (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


You guys forget that Samsung also sells components to Apple and the rest. Sammy can't lose, more secure than the rest in the long run. As for Apple, only way is down.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 03:54

43. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They are getting a smaller piece of that pie than they were before, as well. While Samsung is on the way down, already, and Apple has been drinking their milkshake with two year-old phones, it is kind of disingenuous to say Apple is going down. Someday? Sure. Today? Not likely, and given the way they are going, not soon.

You seem to forget, but Samsung is not unique. Motorola and HTC have both held the top spot in the Android ecosystem before Sammy did. They are both on life support, and one has been sold twice in three years, once to the tune of a $7 billion loss. My prediction is that

Samsung is next for the scrap heap of Android "domination," when that happens, the Chinese OEMs will be the only dominant players, and that will hurt the remaining non-Chinese OEMs AND Google, who receives next to nothing from the Chinese companies, compared to LG, Sammy, HTC, etc.

They don't pay for Play services, they don't have Google as the default search engine, and they aren't data mining portals for Google like the mainstream players. Time to watch the dominoes fall.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:42 2

37. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


And nobody is talking about Alpha now. I think Alpha is a nice piece of phone tech and design.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 03:50 1

42. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Alpha seems high end when compared to ip6.... infact every phone seems high end when compared to lower midrange iphone

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 03:57

44. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yeah, I don't understand why people don't think more of a phone that has a worse screen than both new iPhones, a worse A15 processor, worse software, and half-assed "premium" build quality. It's puzzling.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 04:43

46. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Where did you read that crap?
Another Androtaku's wishful dream.
Both Apple and Qualcomm has been delievering better architectures than ARM's reference ones for years.
Apple's Cyclon for example, does 6-issue instead of 3-issue of the reference *CA57*, thus roughly twice as fast at the same clock.

Androtakus never learn.

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