Korean analyst predicts Samsung will ship 11 million Galaxy Note 4s, and 1 million Note Edge units this year

Korean analyst predicts Samsung will ship 11 million Galaxy Note 4s, and 1 million Note Edge units this year
Samsung announced two brand new Galaxy Notes at IFA 2014: the Note 4, and the Note Edge. While the Note 4 is the successor to last year’s Note 3, the Note Edge is a unique handset that features a never-seen-before curved display that wraps around one of its edges. Both devices will be available to buy later this year, with the Note 4 being the first to hit shelves (starting the first half of October).

According to a report from earlier this month, South Korean analysts don’t seem to believe that the Note 4 will be more successful than the Note 3. Yonhap News quotes an analyst from Hyundai Securities who said that Samsung is expected to ship around 11 million Note 4 units by the end of the year - about the same amount of Note 3 units shipped in 2013.

The Hyundai Securities analyst also said that Samsung will ship only 1 million Galaxy Note Edge units this year, because the handset’s “manufacturing process is expected to be complicated.” Another analyst (from Dongbu Securities) added that users might find it difficult to adapt to the Note Edge and its unusual display. We ourselves aren’t sure if the wrap-around screen is innovative, or just a gimmick.

What do you think, are the numbers presented above realistic, or can Samsung ship more new Galaxy Notes before the end of 2014?

source: Yonhap News

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  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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59 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Hard to analyse this since there are more competition to the note lineup these days

3. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

what Samsung is doing is not right. i wanted to pre-order the note 4 on Verizon and i can't i have to wait a month without a phone. not cool. they should have made the pre-order same day as the iphones. they will lose lots of sales because of this. now i have to go elsewere. i'm not staying without a phone for a month. not sure what phone to take now

5. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Verizon's fault not Samsung.

11. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

well its Samsung fault since its not out for pre-order on any other carrier in the US.

13. av911 unregistered

Even if you could pre-order it, you're not gonna get it in a month anyway, not sure what you're bitchin' about.

14. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

chill rude boy.

6. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

The Note 4 is better than all its competition.

24. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

But not in terms of price, every phablet category now has 4000mah battery quad core processor with less than $200, not just killing note 4 but also killing samsung's $200 category device as well

35. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

But in terms of software and stylus specially made for note Note4 is first on top.

57. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

No 4000mAh REMOVABLE battery. S-Pen, QHD display, OIS camera. Standard 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. 128GB SD-Card. Split Screen multitasking..etc.

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Competition like what? Tell me a single device which is same as the level of Note 4 in productivity wise? I will be one of those 11 million ppl :)

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

me too... there is no other device offering so much features or atleast same set of features

33. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Competition in the phablet category. Even if it isn't a direct competition it still draws away some customers from buying the Note. Basic economics.

55. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

basic economics or not... samsung will ship 11 million or just 11... I just want my note 4

41. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Its very clear that NOTE 4 is the KING, no phone comes close to its productivity and features. some i$heeps may miss out on this piece of technology because of sentiment . This is the best handheld computing device offering everything. it will sell more than 11 million this year.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

selling less than 20 mil device not gonna save samsung as q4 2013 samsung sold more than 80 millions. Good luck for selling non-note series

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You're kidding, right? The Galaxy S series is still their fastest/highest selling line up. Plus they have dozens of new devices at all sorts of price ranges, which is where the majority of their sales come from. They've been declining lately, but they're still the top dog.

10. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Lenovo dethroned Sammy recently in the low end segment. We will be witnessing an empire falling down due to the lack of creativity, craftmanship, and ethic.

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That may be true, but Samsung is still the leader overall by a large margin. This might be the beginning of the end for Samsung's domination, but I think they still have a few tricks up their sleeve. We'll see if they can recover in the next year or so. The biggest thing against Samsung in my opinion is Touchwiz. Android L should encourage Samsung to do a lot of remodeling on the software side, if not, then I'm giving up hope for them.

17. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Not just Lenovo but also Xiaomi Huawei Oppo Zte Coolpad Gionee Meizu and so much more Sammy would face, dont even think poking fun of Apple alone can save your butt this time

21. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Not to mention google's upcoming android one program will gonna kill samsung even more in india. pretty obvious google wanna ends samsung monopoly in android segment

36. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Who's that empire? Is it Apple?

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Samsung ship total 281 million, apple 47 milion, huwai lenovo lg at around 15 million each. wow! keep good work at catching up

32. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You're listing a quarter for Apple, and a year for Samsung. Yes, Samsung will sell more overall phones in a year, but this 11 million number, plus the number of GS5 they will sell the remainder of this year, will be a drop in Apple's bucket for the remainder of the year. Apple's projected sales for the remainder of the year is at 70 million plus.

34. gadgeteer

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

You guys forget that Samsung also sells components to Apple and the rest. Sammy can't lose, more secure than the rest in the long run. As for Apple, only way is down.

43. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They are getting a smaller piece of that pie than they were before, as well. While Samsung is on the way down, already, and Apple has been drinking their milkshake with two year-old phones, it is kind of disingenuous to say Apple is going down. Someday? Sure. Today? Not likely, and given the way they are going, not soon. You seem to forget, but Samsung is not unique. Motorola and HTC have both held the top spot in the Android ecosystem before Sammy did. They are both on life support, and one has been sold twice in three years, once to the tune of a $7 billion loss. My prediction is that Samsung is next for the scrap heap of Android "domination," when that happens, the Chinese OEMs will be the only dominant players, and that will hurt the remaining non-Chinese OEMs AND Google, who receives next to nothing from the Chinese companies, compared to LG, Sammy, HTC, etc. They don't pay for Play services, they don't have Google as the default search engine, and they aren't data mining portals for Google like the mainstream players. Time to watch the dominoes fall.

37. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And nobody is talking about Alpha now. I think Alpha is a nice piece of phone tech and design.

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Alpha seems high end when compared to ip6.... infact every phone seems high end when compared to lower midrange iphone

44. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yeah, I don't understand why people don't think more of a phone that has a worse screen than both new iPhones, a worse A15 processor, worse software, and half-assed "premium" build quality. It's puzzling.

46. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Where did you read that crap? Another Androtaku's wishful dream. Both Apple and Qualcomm has been delievering better architectures than ARM's reference ones for years. Apple's Cyclon for example, does 6-issue instead of 3-issue of the reference *CA57*, thus roughly twice as fast at the same clock. Androtakus never learn.

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