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.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
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.
source: Chosun Biz via The Korea Herald