Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments to double over Note 5

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

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not really surprising, Note 5 was meh.

2. a.ahmadi97

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

And even though it was (certainly) me, it's the best phone of 2015. Now compare it to Note7

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Note5 was great! Note7 is even better. Samsung rules, nothing else matters!

18. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Also it had an identical S6 edge plus to take away sales and it didn't release in EU.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015


21. ph00ny

Posts: 2065; Member since: May 26, 2011

Really? I've had every generation of Note since Note 1 international and Note 5 was the best Note til Note 7 came out. Wife is on Note 4 currently and even she likes the Note 5 better than her Note 4

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

not surprised note 5 was sold with s6.edge+ at the same time now they replaced it with 1 model... samsung even copy apple way of playing with numbers.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. Even though I have the Note 5, I don't like it as much. In fact I wished I had kept my Note 4 instead. But I got bored with it. Though I did like some of the 5's new S-Pen features. But I think making it like the S6 at first ruined it for me, because it was the first time I bought the S and Note released in the same year. I like the S6 Edge better than the Note 5, and then I got the S6 Edge+ later which I also liked better than the prior 2 devices. What Samsung should have did was released the S6 edge and S6 edge+ as that tandem and dropped the flat one then. The S6 Edge @ 5.3" and the Edge+ @ 5.7" and that would have been cool. Note 5 design feels good, is comfortable to hold when not in a case and Like to feel the coolness of the metal and glass. But the device itself, just didn't have enough kick as far as features. It jut felt like a barely updated Note 4. Which is why after the Note 7, I plan to go with a 2 year upgrade cycle vs every year. I just like having the latest greatest!

3. a.ahmadi97

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

Actually Note7 had just bigger upgrades than Note5... but compared to other Notes and to what it could be, after Note5 it has least upgrades ever. Anyway. Coz it's just a slightly better version of the slighty better version of Note4 (Note7>Note5>Note4) then it's kinda the best...

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Maybe the Note7's success is due to it's curved screen. Because most consumers care about a smartphone's aesthetics, rather than the actual specs.

9. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Or the larger battery, or that it's water proof now, or that it has an SD card now. Many many great upgrades. People have been comparing the note 7 to the S7/edge for some reason and not to the actual note series that it replaces. It's a good upgrade. I'm sure many note 5 users are in envy.

11. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

^this. Its all about the curved screen tbh.. Its what I've been thinking of to, cause I thought of the reason people where all over this phone. It didn't really have any ground breking features or anything, but then it dawned on me. The Curves. Coupled with the fact that this is the most perfectly implemented curve done on any of the galaxy phones. Infact, the curves are so beautiful that it makes the GS6 look dated tbf.. Yes, I know its even less functional now, but well, I guess samsung learned well from apple, that people value aesthetics more than anything in a phone. Contrary to what they might say on the internet. Even the so called geeks too

5. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

cause touchwiz is better than ever!

6. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

'The Tizen maker'........ SERIOUSLY???

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

he just hate samsung, lol..

8. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Note5 shared its sales with S6 Edge plus. So its no surprise that Note 7 outsells Note5. And the desirability of Samsung phones have increased many folds following the new design and compelling features. And that is going to drive a bigger sales for the new phablet. Esp since the iphones doesnt seem to hold any advantage against the galaxy flagships now. Except for benchmark scores, the forthcoming iphones also seem to have nothing much to claim.

12. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

First two sentences... exactly what I was thinking.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

3 more days.

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I know man! I'm so ready to have mine in my hands

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

[excitement intensifies]

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So many features I wanna try out. The gif feature will come in handy. How about you guys?

25. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The gif feature will be one the the funnest features. I also like the hidden folder with iris unlock, the water proof spen as I'm often doing dishes and hate drying my hands off to use the screen

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrr, all that. The waits getting short.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Just what I was gonna say. Last week went fast. Now it wants to drag as the anticipation builds. My hands are just sweatin' to feel the new cool (cold metal) design of the Note. I thought I wasn't gonna like he blue. But after so much talk about it, and seeing how cool it looks, and thinking of the themes I want to use with it; I can't wait.

13. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Kind of obvious since the Note5 wasnt sold in Europe...

17. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I don't think sales will double. S7 edge is too much identical to the Note 7. When people feel the phone in hand, they will dislike it because of it's higher price compared to the S7 egde. S-pen is not a THING anymore. Samsung killed their own Note lineup with the edge series..

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You just don't understand how, people who always buy the Note; will always buy the Note. People who buy the S, pretty much only buy the S. They are distinct groups with their own consumers. Many people who had an S, will upgrade to a Note. But hardly anyone would downgrade from a Note to an S. After the Note 4, I did switch to the S6 Edge. I have no regrets. Then I did get the Note 5 too and I got the S6 Edge+. I liked all 3. In the end, I kept the Note because of the S-Pen. I just couldn't do without it after getting use to using it for almost everything. The Note 5 is the first Note where I ended up using almost all my extra tips. So the 7 is gonna be awesome!

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

We hear this type of stuff every year. Meh

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Fact The very first Note sold very 10M in its first year. Even the iPhone didn't sell that many its first year. The Note 2 more than doubled the sales of the original model. Even though the Note 3 didn't double the sales of the Note 2, it still outsold it to 38M. The Note 4 I know didn't do as well as the Note 3, but it still sold more than the Note 2. The Note 5 I have no idea. But without Europe, it probably got 1/2 its normal amount of sales. But I'm betting it sold more than the Note 2 as well. After all, both the Note and s, still combine for roughly 1/3 of Samsung's phone sales. Why are you even here, iPhone guy? The only company you want to hear good things about is apple. so since this is good, but it isn't Apple; why come here? I like to hear good news about all OEM in this category. More top choices especially with Android, means I can move to whatever I want. Apple for me still remains an on the table option, so I watch them too. Its just after the 5SE they have been boring. Samsung is keeping it interesting.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Look like the gamble worked. Though I still say they should have released both options as I think both would have did well. They could have sold them both at the exact same cost of $800 and I am sure both would have sold near equally. But looks like the move was good. The S8 will certainly only be curved and that looks to be the new design language for at least a couple years and I'm ok with that. In fact, if they make the curve a permanent change, I'd be ok with that too. Good to see the Note having strong sales again. Your move Cupertino!

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