Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments to double over Note 5
As you'll surely be aware, Samsung's much-lauded phablet line has taken the leap from Note 5 to Note 7 in the space of just twelve months. Along with the version number, the device has been handed a bevy of new features, and the early omens seem promising for the South Korean outfit. Indeed, monthly shipments of the Note 7 could as much as double compared with those of the Note 5, as a report suggests the firm will churn out an average of three million units per month in the third quarter.
Amid the launch of the Note 5, the Tizen maker produced around 1.6 million units each month on average. Shipments could top the three million mark this time around, though, which is particularly impressive in the current climate. Given this new report by Korean newspaper Chosun Biz, there's good reason to believe that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will be its strongest-selling phablet ever—by some margin.
The company is said to be aggressively diversifying its range of suppliers in order to satisfy demand for the new handset. The new iris-sensing camera module, for example, could be delegated to any of the ten companies that Samsung reportedly in talks with. At present, native firm Patron holds the reigns as the sole supplier. But with three million monthly units to get through, it would make much sense for Samsung to spread the workload.
Given that the Note 7 has been pre-ordered by twice as many consumers in South Korea as compared with the flagship Galaxy S7, it would appear that Samsung's big tweaks and improvements have been well received by consumers.
We'll only get a true reading of the new Note's success once the device has hit the shelves, as sales commence throughout some of the larger markets later this week. But with arch nemesis Apple set to launch its next flagship in the coming weeks, Sammy could hardly have picked a better time for potentially its biggest ever high-end smartphone launch.
If you haven't already, be sure to take a peek at our Samsung Galaxy Note 7 feature round-up.
source: Chosun Biz via The Korea Herald