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Report: Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units in its first month, 500K less than the Note 3

Report: Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units in its first month, 500K less than the Note 3

Ever since the introduction of the original Galaxy Note, Samsung's phablet line has been been steadily rising in popularity. The second generation Note II sold more units in its first month of availability than its predecessor, and the same was true of its successor, the Note 3, which sold even better in turn. According to a new report out of South Korea, however, the Note 4 could fail to manage the same feat.

Apparently, global sales of the Galaxy Note 4 have now reached 4.5 million, almost exactly a month after its release. If true, that would mean that the Note 4, which we ranked very highly in our review, sold half a mil less than its predecessor. Obviously, these figures are not yet official, and we do have to keep in mind that many important regions are only just starting to see the Note 4 come in stock locally, so it's certainly possible that the rate of sales can spike up in the following months. 

Even if that doesn't turn out to be the case, 4.5 million devices sold in a month is still mighty impressive. Of course, the Note line isn't Samsung's only revenue stream, but we can't imagine many of the devices in its vast portfolio are selling as much, even cumulatively, though that's obviously just speculation. Let's wait and see what tidings the next report brings, a few months down the road.

source: News 1 via G For Games

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posted on 24 Oct 2014, 08:58 18

1. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


If this was about apple selling 500k less phones, people here would start talking about how apple is gonna go bankrupt soon and so I am gonna talk in the same manner about samsung:
THIS IS THE END OF SAMSUNG ERA. SAMSUNG WILL NOW FAIL LIKE HTC. GOODBYE GALAXY.
(My opinions may differ with those expressed in the satirical comment above)

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:03 30

3. android_hitman (unregistered)


go play with LEGO's kid.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:11 9

7. Rydsmith (Posts: 487; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


As an Android fan, even I can feel the butthurt coming through my screen.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:27 6

54. sgodsell (Posts: 3070; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Considering its not released to the majority of the world. Its still not in Canada and a number of other countries yet. So wait until you can get it everywhere.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 06:27 1

148. steodoreben (Posts: 227; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


I don't care if Samsung sold less GALAXY Note 4s, what matters to me is that I owned a smartphone that's not similar and unfamiliar to the others. It makes me so unique among them. A happy kid here. :3

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:16 27

12. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The Note 4 was released globally less than a week ago, it was still exclusive to the Korean market for the majority of this month.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:43 8

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Stop making excuses majerk

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:02 20

48. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Stop making love to your Apple products.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 09:34

135. zinger69 (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


And GO TO SCHOOL!

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:16 6

52. T.Law (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 May 2014)


http://youtu.be/GVkaY-F6Zhs
=]

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:49 2

76. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I just watched that phonebuff vid, and I had to laugh. What the heck does that even remotely prove? What does that have to do with this article, and what does it have to do with the sales of these devices? Speed tests only matter to tech nerds sitting on the couch next to each other being tech nerds lol. The people who drive iPhone sales, will never visit this site, or phonebuff. The N4 finished the test 3 secs faster, omg let me take my 6+ back now lol. Nice try dude.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 13:01 14

80. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Wow, you always amaze me with your stupid hypocrisy. When the phonearena made the same test between a pre-production Note unit and an iPhone 5s and the Note 4 lost that test, you wouldn't stop acting like an arrogant prick who just won the lottery. Now since the Note 4 came out as the winner, it suddenly doesn't prove anything?
I bet you are the weirdest kid in your block.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 13:17 1

84. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Didn't matter then doesn't matter now idiot

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 23:28 3

116. tedkord (Posts: 9922; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They're reacting to your trolling with the last test, they didn't catch the part where you said it didn't matter. Even I was shocked at your behavior in that one, until you explained.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 00:32 7

118. T.Law (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 May 2014)


"posted on07 Sep 2014, 08:4612 ReportReply
74. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You should go take a nap, and have better excuses when you wake up. The iPhone have non final firmware too. iPhone 3G with final firmware faster than N4 :D"

"posted on07 Sep 2014, 08:1211
20. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Man, this threads gonna be a good one. Antutu, is sitting in his mommys lap crying as I type this."

Yeah right! You're basically the biggest hypocrite on this site.
This speed test doesn't matter only because your puny #bendgate,#burngate,#staingate,#crashgate iToy lost. I bet you're sitting on mommys lap crying as I type this. =]

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:46 9

55. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You're such an @$$. How is he making excuses? The worldwide release day was October 17th. Which means as of today, its been on sale for 7 days. Samsung did push a few in Korea earlier.

You also have to consider, the phone was released in 140 countries, not just 10. Oh and I pre-order my iPhone and the Note 4 and I got my Note 4 yesterday right on time, but the iPhone came only just last week but I ordered it in September. Hmmm!

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:33 2

73. needa (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


it was not released in 140 countries on day one. it was staggered out. with the us and japan not getting theirs for a couple or three weeks after release.
your argument does hold merit... but it is not quite like you describe.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:48 1

75. Teeeyoo (Posts: 97; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


It is still not available here in Philppines though Samsung stores have demo units already one rep said it will be available next week.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 14:50

93. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Which one are you looking for? The Note 4 or the iPhone 6.

I know where you can buy and just let me know and I will help you. But make it sure that you have enough money to buy because we all know that here in Philippines is very expensive for the new phones.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:52

78. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx for the compliment

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 19:23 4

108. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1819; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Wow. You sure do love trolling Samsung. And yet you call other people trolls. No wonder you and Mxy love each other so much.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 23:05

115. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I love my wife bruh

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 23:38 5

117. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1819; Member since: 29 May 2014)


So you're admitting Mxy is your wife?! I knew it!!

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 02:55 2

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


hahaha +1

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:52 8

56. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why do you like to troll Samsung articles? Yet I saw you complain that Samsung fans troll Apple articles? Look who's calling the kettle black.

How about you explain this number - Last Year Samsung sold a total of 350M smartphones while Apple only sold 150M. But wait, it gets better. Apple has 4 selling iPhone models and yet Samsung sold over 150M smartphones with just 2 models, the GS4 and Note 3. Hmmm!

Oh and those 4.5M phones Samsung has sold, all those users have their phones in their hand, while Apple pre-sold 9M but many are still waiting to receive them.

Oh and at least the Samsung phone isn't bending.
And while the lying Apple says only 9 people reported it, they are such liars when everyday someone is going back to the store and are beig turned away unless they pay for the repair.

Oh and I know Apple knew this was a problem, because this year they made a Apple iPhone 6 and 6+ replacement program where you have to pay 1/2 the retail cost if you want a replacement. Just like they so happen to have a bumper to fit around the iPhone 4 knowing they were going to sell it with a problem.

I can't help that you are a fan, I actually have no problem with it. But if sale numbers are your only metric for the quality of a product, than you're as ignorant as all Apple fans are and that's just sad.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:40 2

74. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 169; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Everyone trolls everyone's articles. That's how it is. I just find it strange that everyone has to jump to the defense of the Note IV just because it didn't sell as much as the III. I think it has more to do with the tons of phones that Samsung decides to release almost on a weekly basis.

How many GALAXY phones do we need ? When you oversaturate a market, this is what happens. Samsung is quickly becoming the 1990's Sega of the phone market. How many people would even switch from a Note III to a Note IV ?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 13:23

86. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2017; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It has never been Sega. Sega had the biggest console market share before they screwed things up.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 03:11 2

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


I think note 4 might sell double than this figure if they launch it within 10 days of unvieling in IFA... I know atleast one person who wanted note 4 but he got good offer on ip6 and he purchased ip6 although he is not a fan of apple...so samsung might have lost many potential customers due to slow release

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:53

79. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yawn.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 17:23 8

101. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Real mature darkk, that's low even for you.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 16:40

98. Lion007 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


150M GS4 and Note 3? pretty sure that isn't right. Source?

Yes the reason they all have it in their hand is because supply is meeting demand. It's the opposite with Apple.

The original Korean article states the Note 4 was on sale in Korea and China simultaneously. It also states that the price of the Note 4 is the cheapest out of all the premium Notes to be released to date.

You're right though, sales numbers are not a metric for quality of a product. Considering every reviewer talks about the quality of materials of an Apple made product and the polish iOS has even though it may not have the vast amount of features of Android (they are pretty much on par now, excluding some crazy s**t that only real tech nerds may want to do, not the general public), it's safe to say that Apple makes a quality product. To be able to sell at such premium pricing and have high sales numbers only happens when there is quality in a product since consumers are actively choosing to part with a large sum of money and are basing their decision on quality moreso than price.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 09:46

136. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I live in Chicago. Here is how I'm going to show you have foolish you are. Samsung released the Note in 140 countries. Apple did only 10. I am not sure how many phone can be made in a month. I do know Samsung have their own factories in addition to, using Foxconn, while Apple does not.

Even if Samsung only sent see rally thousand to each country they sold out. Here in a Chicago on release day for Verizon which was the 23rd, every single location was sold out at noon. I tried to go order 5 for my office and the rep said she couldn't because they didn't even have any in the warehouse and the next shipment was expected at end of Oct.

So is certainly a demand. However Ale intentionally always have less products at release to create what appears to be higher demand. Facts each years have shown that after 90 days the demands falls and everyone can just walk into the store and buy it.

Also Apple created more demand by offering higher trade in on older models. Something Samsung doesn't need. Think of this. I have a Note 3 and Samsung isn't saying if I trade my Note 3 for a 4 I will get it free. Why? Because since I already have a large phone likely I already like them thus I don't need to be enticed.

Apple on the other hand who was childish and said no one would buy big phones and that 3.5" is perfect needed to entice buyers. Yet again since Samsung popularized large phones, plenty Apple customers always wanted larger phones it's just Apple never gave them the option. Now that they do many are buying.

You can do math...right? Within 6 months of the S4 release, Samsung sold nearly 50 million of them. Nearly 70M S4 have been sold.

Here Forbes says 50% of the 33M phones Apple sold in one quarter were halved by the Note 3 with 15M.http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/12/10/interesting-number-samsungs-galaxy-note-3-alone-approaches-50-of-all-of-apples-iphone-sales/

Based on that, Samsung as a fact sold at least 10M Note 3 per quarter. In a year that is easily 40M+ and the GS4 sold more than 60M in just 6 months.

I started, the rest you can go Google yourself. Not since the hay day of Nokia has any oem sold on average 1M phones per day. Only Samsung.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 15:54

153. Trex95 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


They're not even selling well in Korea itself lol.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 08:14

131. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


lol ma-jerk

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 14:44 2

92. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I've seen many Korean national who study here in Manila and it seems like they all using iPhone 6. I saw them in the MRT, Malls.

#Maherk from Lebanon and as I know many Lebanon using iPhone.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 03:01 2

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


aba71983 from philipines and as I know and as I have seen, there are thousands of pinoys(philipinos) holding samsung(though cheaper models not flagships) but I havent seen any philipino with iphone yet

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 15:57 1

154. Trex95 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Don't be surprised since the Samsung Vice President using all Apple products lol.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:17 6

13. slh163 (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 May 2014)


a month ago note 4 was available only in south Korea and it was just 8 days that was released in other countries so the official release date should be 16 October not 24 September when it was available in just one small country!!

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:39

42. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Damn beat me to it....

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:59 1

61. lamnpt (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


@Merlyn:Everything has just begun kid. Lets camdown, wait n see. They change quicker than you think. The samsung A'series is going to be landed. SS will be back next year with mid-range A'series and flagship S6, Note 5.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:22 1

70. icrappy (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


don't forget that samsung can simply closed its mobile division and restart again...they know their strategies and they have billions of money in reserves unlike nokia and htc

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 14:56

94. zacsaturday (Posts: 199; Member since: 09 May 2014)


HTC One saved HTC from going bankrupt, i doubt just a few phones less is not going to break the bank.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:50

113. verty (Posts: 121; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Hey kid eat some beans while you pick up your legos. How dumb can you get. If I never visit phone arena again it would be cos of no sense primates like these....

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:01 1

2. Fuego84 (Posts: 340; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Lol well that's bound to happen when your outlook for the year is a to release a ton of galaxy variations compared to only release one which fans would buy because there isn't another galaxy choice to consider buying. I guess choice is still better for the customer than it is for the manufacture.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:04 16

4. Tziggy14 (Posts: 437; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


And people said the iPhone 6 Plus was the end of the Galaxy Note series. 500K less is nothing. Honestly the Note 4 is more of Samsung's real standout flagship rather than the S5.

Then again, the Note 3 is still very future proof so there wasn't much reason for them to upgrade to a Note 4.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:25

17. Dee79 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Exactly!

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:39

24. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2086; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The Note 3 was a sales step back from the Note 2, so unless tthingschange, this will also be a flop.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:53 4

57. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The Note 3 outsold the Note 2, what are you talking about?

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:26

72. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2086; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Numbers, please? Samsung never announced the sale of 20 million Note 3, let alone the 30+ million the Note 2 sold.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 09:59 1

137. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Forbes states Samsung sold 15M Note 3 in the one quarter where Apple sold 33M iPhones. So since Forbes states they sold 15M in one quarter, I guess 50 more isn't a problem. Right?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/12/10/interesting-number-samsungs-galaxy-note-3-alone-approaches-50-of-all-of-apples-iphone-sales/

What is so funny is Apple will make claims with no proof and you fools will believe and yet they are
iars, and when we say Samsung did something u want links. Apple claims only 9 people reported bent phones, yet thishttp://www.oneofthenine.com/

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:05 7

5. tech2 (Posts: 3330; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I though iPhone 6+ would've caused a much bigger dent in Note 4's sales but I guess only 500k is not too shabby. Also, iP6+'s bendgate caused them to sell less as well.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:56 4

30. Iodine (Posts: 1284; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Bigger dent ?
iPhone 6 Plus caused a supposed 10% drop in shipments (because cariers don't want to buy them, as they know they will not sell) to a selfclaimed leader of phablet teritory and leapfroged it in sales.

I like how you downplay the importance of a dropping number of chaneľ stuffing shipments, which is the highest number samsung can get, while at the same time you think that leapfroging ,a phone praised by android fans for being an "Apple killer" and "phablet market leader" for three years, in 6 weeks is a fail.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:15 7

35. tech2 (Posts: 3330; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


First of all, the phone being 'killer' has nothing to do with sales. Sales don't determine how good the phone is.

Secondly, what made you complain that since carriers didn't buy them they won't sell. What school of thought is that ?

Lastly, how could you not think if its biggest competitor would come up its own version of phablet and it wouldn't affect GN4's sale ?! iP6+ may not be better device against Note4 but you've to understand that Apple is immensely famous other factors like iCloud backups, simplicity, etc. are also the reason to buy. So yes it will affect Note 4's sale against Note 3 which practically had no significant competition.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:08 1

6. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


The Note 3 was way better than the Note 2. The Note 4 isn't that much different from the Note 3. I don't think as many people are compelled to trade in their one year old model for the new one like they did last time.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:40 1

26. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2086; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The Note 2 outsold the Note 3.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:35 7

41. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Numbers with evidence please you ignorant fruit boy.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:44

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Butthurt majerk

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:10 5

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


jedii you are taking the role of Arte... well thats not bad, he was a very interesting guy

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:56

59. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope, I only attack when attacked.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 17:25 3

102. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


An eye for a eye eh? Real grown-up of you..

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