Galaxy Note 7 in Silver and Blue Coral reportedly delayed in the US and Canada

Samsung has just made the Galaxy Note 7 available in the United States, Canada and several other countries, and word about possible delays for certain colors have already emerged.

Apparently, Samsung hasn't been able to procure enough Silver and Blue Coral Galaxy Note 7 units for retailers and carriers across the United States and Canada. This leaves customers who haven't yet pre-ordered the smartphone with just one other color: Black.

A new report that quotes sources who did not want to be named, claims that Samsung was oblivious of the fact that Galaxy Note 7 might be in such high demand, so it did not provide enough Silver and Blue Coral units in North America.

It's hard enough to estimate the total number of Galaxy Note 7 units that you plan to sell on launch day, let alone their color distribution. It happened that most customers in the United States and Canada pre-ordered the Blue Coral version over the other three colors, which probably led to a temporary shortage.

It will take Samsung up to three weeks to replenish stock for these particular Galaxy Note 7 colors, although an official statement regarding this matter hasn't been outed yet.

However, Samsung Canada confirmed in a statement that it “experienced an unprecedented number of pre-orders” and that it will begin fulfilling orders on August 19. The only hint that may point to a possible shortage lies in the following comment by the same entity: “Over the coming weeks, we'll work with our valued carrier and retail partners to provide wide-reaching national retail availability.”

It's probably worth noting that, according to Samsung US, all 3 colors are shipping “in 7 - 10 business days”, or “5-7 days” for Sprint models (Buy Now to see details).

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59 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1546; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Samsung can't never get the full release right. I hate that Android OEMs can't release all the colors in all the countries at the same damn time. It's should also be done the day of the original release date, not 6 months down the road they bring out this bad ass color or a theme phone. Like the S7 Batman theme.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They are delayed because the pre-order were higher than expected. PA posted an article saying the Blue Coral ended up being the one ordered in the most quantities. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-pre-orders-are-outstanding-in-Canada-blue-version-in-high-demand_id84039 This has nothing to do with what you said. It's just Samsung got higher than expected orders for the 2 other color options. I'm sure lots of people also liked the silver as this is the first time the Note in Silver was available at release. The Silver Note 5 came later after a few months. Reading is fundamental. Try it. It's still legal.

13. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Damn. You torched his ass lol.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

DJ does have a point though, as the gold one will undoubtedly launch by years end in the USA. Apple and Samsung both are guilty of it.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Gold one this time is of your going ro be available for the International version. Samsung already stated that and PA posted that too. I think the Note 5 in Gold didn't do so well in the USA. The oy gold Galaxies I have seen were all the S6 models

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had to read that post in my Scooby Doo voice. Proofreading is fundamental, get lost.

51. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Samsung launches its flagship phones worldwide. Now look at apple? Does apple launch its iPhone worldwide? No.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! No surprise there. Glad I pre-ordered. Out on the truck for delivery today. I wanted the Silver first because I wanted the Note 5 and looked at the S7 in silver and I liked it a lot. But then that blue Coral grew on me. But I got one of each for me and the wife, so I can play with both colors anyways.

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I got my blue coral one yesterday and it's glorious! It's way more narrow than I was expecting and it really does feel great in the hand.

11. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I got my blue coral yesterday too, freaking awesome!

52. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I'm torn between black and blue. Any advice?

57. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I really liked the black too.. the blue was just so different so i went with it. It looks great btw

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My AT&T is only getting 12 silver, and 2 black. Since I preordered, my blue coral is on the way, but I won't get it till Tuesday. I'm pissed, but what can I do? At least I get the color I wanted.

12. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Bro. Believe me when I say, it is glorious. It feels way better than any edge before it. Let the time just pass you by cause once you get yours you won't believe how far Samsung has come.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah bro, I played with a blue coral demo unit in AT&T, and wanted to buy that one lol. What's cool, is I have Wednesday off, so I can chill and play with it all day, while wifey is at work. She gets hers today ironically, so I'll be setting hers up later. The only thing I hate, is it'll be four days of people ordering free gifts from Samsung, so the 256 gig SD, and Gear Fit 2's might be gone. Congrats bro.

22. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Thanks boss. It's really nice. Don't worry about the gifts. They'll honor that free 256gb card regardless because it's a part of their promotion to get people to buy their expensive ass phone lol. They don't have a choice.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on my dude.

27. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Just got mine in black!! Walked into Att and they had it

29. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

First one came with a ton of scratches smh

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are you serious dude?

33. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Yea man I looked at it and said wtf, they only had one black one in stock smh.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowwww, that's a trip.

34. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Curious are you talking about the Gorilla Glass 5 being scratched or part of the frame?

35. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The glass dude, I said I'm not taking it like that. I didn't know they had the coral blue. I finally decided to go with the blue. Crazy way of getting my hands on the note 7 lol

37. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Wow, that's too bad. I was hoping the torture tests on the glass shown the other day wouldn't manifest themselves in regular use. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Note-7-torture-chamber-Gorilla-Glass-5-scratching-bend-test-S-Pen-backwards_id84266 Anyway enjoy your new device bro, I still have yet to play with one in person.

32. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Settled for the silver

39. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

With Best Buy even thiugh the free gifts with my phone were out of stock the associates made an effort to get one shipped to me the moment it was in stock be it at their store or through the online system. So see if ATT cando something similar for you.

40. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Nope, got 20% off though

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure will. Good looking out.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's a good point. The promos do say, "while supplies last." That would just be wrong. Mine came yesterday, a day early, but I didn't set it up until today. Gotta wait until I get home tomorrow to use Helium Pro to move as much app data over as I can. Ordered the 256GB card today, but I've already got a 200GB Sandisk in there. My phone is ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMY.

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