Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders capped out in South Korea
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.