Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders capped out in South Korea

Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders capped out in South Korea
Samsung is up to an encouraging start with the Galaxy Note 4's launch in South Korea. The device is supposed to be available there on September 26th, though, the country's three largest carriers – LG Uplus, KT, and SK Telecom had 10,000 units each, available for pre-order from the 18th to the 25th. Those pre-orders are now closed, as the carriers have reached their limit in 3 days (the largest one – SK Telecom – sold out its pre-sales in just 9 hours).

This is good news for both Samsung, which has been struggling a bit this year, and Korea's mobile communications market, which has been in a recession as of late as well.

Analysts believe that the favorable number of pre-sales should be attributed to both the fact that Samsung decided to move the Note 4's launch day to an earlier date and the fact that this last-gen flagship will actually be the cheapest Note phablet to retail in South Korea. The original Note was priced at ~$960 (₩999,000), the Note 2 was ~$1,050 (₩1,089,000), the Note 3 - ~$1,025 (₩1,067,000), while the Note 4 will carry the price tag of ~$920 (₩957,000).

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 brings considerable upgrades to the line, with a more premium design, a 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC (or a 1.9 GHz octa-core Exynos 5433), (supposedly) better battery life, (supposedly) better camera with OIS, a number of improvements for the signature S Pen, and others. Samsung seemingly went all-in on this device, with the hopes that it would help them regain some momentum – especially in eastern markets, where upcomers like Xiaomi and Meizu crush the competition with affordable devices, powered by flagship hardware.

source: MetroSeoul (translated) via Cnet

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