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.

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

White is lovely.

2. android_hitman unregistered

Samsung, you should learn from Apple. Apple is no.1 at releasing the product after the announcement. It's all about the hype. Fans want the product immediately not ~1-2 months after the official announcement. So Apple sold 10million units and Sammy woke up: "The positive reaction from consumers to those two Apple devices prompted us to launch the Note 4 earlier than previously scheduled. Samsung will be aggressive in promoting the Note 4 as it's true that we are being challenged and pressured amid a difficult situation," said a Samsung official working at the company's marketing division.

5. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Samsung is fine. They rarely have a availability issues thanks to how they do it. Less drama.

3. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Is it Khz? Or Mhz? Or Ghz? Please check your article !

6. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

You expect iphonearena to double check non apple articles?

8. paul.k

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Fixed, thanks

4. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

hope samsung will get rid of that heavy interface and plastic back cover. flat interface would be great with android L

19. HeyitsKate

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

I remember the day when my old Galaxy came with 8 gigs of bloat. Literally. Ohhhh Samsung :) :) :)

21. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

if your avatar is real then I want you to be my gf

24. HeyitsKate

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

Awe hehe! I have a girlfriend :P

30. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol what about boyfrien ?

22. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Did Apple accept your love? (from previous post)

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple has accept her love, so now she is an iGirl. Also part of the iRelegious group...? Am I right iFangirl? Another new user posting o PA. She's replacing Wendy..?

7. hitmantb

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Samsung stock at 52 week low and panicking. Even with $200 trade-in bonus for Note 4 it is still not generating half the interest of iPhone 6+. They can not compete with Apple at high end and they can not compete with Xiaomi/Huawei at low end. iPhone 6+ destroyed all Samsung devices in benchmarks and battery life, world's first 64 bit 20nm mobile processor is what it is all about. Apple vs Snapdragon is like Intel vs AMD all over again, dual core destroys quad core. http://www.anandtech.com/show/8559/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-preliminary-results Koreans have no chance against the only two countries that matter. Apple + Foxconn = Dream Team, US + China > All.

10. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

its normal. ppl have been waiting for iphone with large screen.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude, why are you such a liar. Here is what I think and here is why you are wrong. There is no way in hell a battery that is only 1800mAH is going to last longer than a battery that is 2800-3220MAH. It is mathematically impossible. As far as benchmarks? What benches? Software benches, because I never lokk at those. They mean nothing. When you put a Samsung device right next to an Apple device released in the same year, the iPhone is always slower in equal tasks. Example, web browsing. Samsung devices load web pages faster and they are easier to see. You can scroll almost the whole page in a single flick. While Apple's browser sucks and shows checker boards as it tried to catch up to the content. Also, right here on this site, they have posted the battery tests. It has not beat Any Samsung flagships and there are only 2; the Note and Galaxy S. The iPhone with a smaller battery is not going to last longer than a phone with a larger battery. In fact my Note 3 is a year old, and it still last 2 days on a single charge and it has its original battery. Yet my iPhone 4 which I use as an iPod dies just sitting in the drawer for s ingle day. You need to stop smoking your drugs dude and go read this article -http://www.phonearena.com/news/Our-iPhone-6-and-iPhone-6-Plus-battery-life-tests-are-done-both-trail-the-competition_id60920

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yes it will. Depends on the "amp" load. Could be 20,30,35, or high drainage 40amp rated.

13. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

apple sold faster than samsung but by the end of the year samsung outsells iphone and that has been proven since gs3

17. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

So said I

14. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

and don't forget that samsung's mobile division is only a penny for them they still have the heavy industries, techwin, appliances and many more

15. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Your retard comments wont stop Samsung from selling more phones than Apple. Samsung always overtake Apple by second quarter after release.

20. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Just no. If we look at CPU, Snapdragon 805 beats out A8 in the most important CPU cross platform benchmark Geekbench ( 3300 vs 2900) A8 wins in single threaded category. GPU wise, the Adreno 420 matches or bests the G4350 in the most important cross platform graphics benchmarks 3D Mark and Basemark. Anandtech battery life tests Web browsing scripts, and Web browsing is still AMOLED's weakness due to higher power consumption in white content display. The real overall battery life consists other categories too - talk time, standby, video reproduction. In all those categories Note 4 should be better than iPhone 6+,especially the video. Last but not least, the Note 4 Exynos variant should absolutely demolish A8. It scored a phenomenal 4300 on Geekbench, and the Mali T760 GPU is much better than even the Mali T628 MP6 that so far has some of the highest scores seen in benchmarks.

23. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

What a totally false statement. Full biased comment. Go home Apple liar promoter.

9. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I think it will pull an S5, It will sell ok at first, and then after all the hardcore fans have it, it will fall and flop hard.

11. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It's funny cos I feel the other way around instead. I think after people who rush to get the iPhone 6+ are done trying it out. They'll want to see what the note is all about. Having a bigger screen is not just everything. When the comparisons start coming out things will be clear to those who purchased the 6+. Already the note has a lead in screen quality, size, functionality, camera is rumored to be killer, battery should be better, especially on the exynos version. This phone has a lot of pros and it's practical.

18. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

The new IPhones will soon be on EBAY and AMAZON for sale after launch of note 4

16. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Apple only have good weekend sales at launch but struggle after that.

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hope its true.....

28. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I swear the way PA writes other non-Apple articles in strange. Why add the 'supposedly' in there for the camera? It's a 16MP with OIS. It CLEARLY should be better, just like from S4 to S5 (13MP -> 16MP) Why didn't PA add 'supposedly' for any of its article in Apple articles? Apple's camera didn't even get an upgrade, still 8MP.

31. paul.k

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

The camera sounds better on paper, but we have yet to test it for ourselves, therefore - it is "(supposedly) better"

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