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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:
(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 (unregistered)

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

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 09:16 27

12. maherk (Posts: 4618; 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, 09:17 6

13. slh163 (Posts: 140; 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: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Damn beat me to it....

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 10:43 8

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 23613; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Stop making excuses majerk

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:02 20

48. maherk (Posts: 4618; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Stop making love to your Apple products.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:16 6

52. T.Law (Posts: 418; Member since: 10 May 2014)


posted on 24 Oct 2014, 11:27 6

54. sgodsell (Posts: 4529; 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 24 Oct 2014, 11:46 9

55. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13539; 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, 11:52 8

56. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13539; 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, 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, 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, 12:40 2

74. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 175; 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, 12:48 1

75. Teeeyoo (Posts: 98; 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, 12:49 2

76. darkkjedii (Posts: 23613; 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, 12:52

78. darkkjedii (Posts: 23613; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Thanx for the compliment

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 12:53

79. darkkjedii (Posts: 23613; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


posted on 24 Oct 2014, 13:01 14

80. maherk (Posts: 4618; 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: 23613; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Didn't matter then doesn't matter now idiot

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 13:23

86. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2204; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

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

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 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, 14:56

94. zacsaturday (Posts: 235; 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, 16:40

98. Lion007 (Posts: 18; 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 24 Oct 2014, 17:23 8

101. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 19:23 4

108. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2095; 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, 22:50

113. verty (Posts: 124; 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....

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