J.K. Shin shoots down rumor of early Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch
Everything seemed to fit into place when a separate rumor indicated that Apple would be able to launch its new iPhone 6s models in August instead of September, as usual. High yields achieved by Apple's supply chain for components was the alleged reason why Apple would be early with the iPhone release this year.
It all made sense. Samsung had apparently received market intelligence about Apple's supply chain success and decided to cut Apple off at the pass. While it does all seem to fit perfectly, reports of an early introduction of the Galaxy Note 5 are not true. Samsung Mobile president J.K. Shin made it clear today that the Galaxy Note 5 is not coming to market earlier than it usually does.
Shin did have another rumor to shoot down as well. Responding to speculation that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge were performing poorly at the cash registers, Shin said that this was false. On Tuesday, there was talk that both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge had taken longer to hit the 10 million sales benchmark than both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S4.
One rumor that the executive interestingly failed to address, was the one that says Samsung will be releasing another Edge smartphone before the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is unveiled in September. In this case, what Shin didn't say could turn out to be more important than what he said.
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