Report: Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units in its first month, 500K less than the Note 3

Ever since the introduction of the original Galaxy Note, Samsung's phablet line has been been steadily rising in popularity. The second generation Note II sold more units in its first month of availability than its predecessor, and the same was true of its successor, the Note 3, which sold even better in turn. According to a new report out of South Korea, however, the Note 4 could fail to manage the same feat.

Apparently, global sales of the Galaxy Note 4 have now reached 4.5 million, almost exactly a month after its release. If true, that would mean that the Note 4, which we ranked very highly in our review, sold half a mil less than its predecessor. Obviously, these figures are not yet official, and we do have to keep in mind that many important regions are only just starting to see the Note 4 come in stock locally, so it's certainly possible that the rate of sales can spike up in the following months. 

Even if that doesn't turn out to be the case, 4.5 million devices sold in a month is still mighty impressive. Of course, the Note line isn't Samsung's only revenue stream, but we can't imagine many of the devices in its vast portfolio are selling as much, even cumulatively, though that's obviously just speculation. Let's wait and see what tidings the next report brings, a few months down the road.

source: News 1 via G For Games

Related phones

Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

If this was about apple selling 500k less phones, people here would start talking about how apple is gonna go bankrupt soon and so I am gonna talk in the same manner about samsung: THIS IS THE END OF SAMSUNG ERA. SAMSUNG WILL NOW FAIL LIKE HTC. GOODBYE GALAXY. (My opinions may differ with those expressed in the satirical comment above)

3. android_hitman unregistered

go play with LEGO's kid.

7. Rydsmith unregistered

As an Android fan, even I can feel the butthurt coming through my screen.

54. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering its not released to the majority of the world. Its still not in Canada and a number of other countries yet. So wait until you can get it everywhere.

148. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I don't care if Samsung sold less GALAXY Note 4s, what matters to me is that I owned a smartphone that's not similar and unfamiliar to the others. It makes me so unique among them. A happy kid here. :3

12. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Note 4 was released globally less than a week ago, it was still exclusive to the Korean market for the majority of this month.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop making excuses majerk

48. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Stop making love to your Apple products.

135. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014


52. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

76. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just watched that phonebuff vid, and I had to laugh. What the heck does that even remotely prove? What does that have to do with this article, and what does it have to do with the sales of these devices? Speed tests only matter to tech nerds sitting on the couch next to each other being tech nerds lol. The people who drive iPhone sales, will never visit this site, or phonebuff. The N4 finished the test 3 secs faster, omg let me take my 6+ back now lol. Nice try dude.

80. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Wow, you always amaze me with your stupid hypocrisy. When the phonearena made the same test between a pre-production Note unit and an iPhone 5s and the Note 4 lost that test, you wouldn't stop acting like an arrogant prick who just won the lottery. Now since the Note 4 came out as the winner, it suddenly doesn't prove anything? I bet you are the weirdest kid in your block.

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Didn't matter then doesn't matter now idiot

116. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're reacting to your trolling with the last test, they didn't catch the part where you said it didn't matter. Even I was shocked at your behavior in that one, until you explained.

118. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

"posted on07 Sep 2014, 08:4612 ReportReply 74. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) You should go take a nap, and have better excuses when you wake up. The iPhone have non final firmware too. iPhone 3G with final firmware faster than N4 :D" "posted on07 Sep 2014, 08:1211 20. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) Man, this threads gonna be a good one. Antutu, is sitting in his mommys lap crying as I type this." Yeah right! You're basically the biggest hypocrite on this site. This speed test doesn't matter only because your puny #bendgate,#burngate,#staingate,#crashgate iToy lost. I bet you're sitting on mommys lap crying as I type this. =]

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're such an @$$. How is he making excuses? The worldwide release day was October 17th. Which means as of today, its been on sale for 7 days. Samsung did push a few in Korea earlier. You also have to consider, the phone was released in 140 countries, not just 10. Oh and I pre-order my iPhone and the Note 4 and I got my Note 4 yesterday right on time, but the iPhone came only just last week but I ordered it in September. Hmmm!

73. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

it was not released in 140 countries on day one. it was staggered out. with the us and japan not getting theirs for a couple or three weeks after release. your argument does hold merit... but it is not quite like you describe.

75. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

It is still not available here in Philppines though Samsung stores have demo units already one rep said it will be available next week.

93. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Which one are you looking for? The Note 4 or the iPhone 6. I know where you can buy and just let me know and I will help you. But make it sure that you have enough money to buy because we all know that here in Philippines is very expensive for the new phones.

78. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx for the compliment

108. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Wow. You sure do love trolling Samsung. And yet you call other people trolls. No wonder you and Mxy love each other so much.

115. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love my wife bruh

117. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

So you're admitting Mxy is your wife?! I knew it!!

119. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

hahaha +1

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why do you like to troll Samsung articles? Yet I saw you complain that Samsung fans troll Apple articles? Look who's calling the kettle black. How about you explain this number - Last Year Samsung sold a total of 350M smartphones while Apple only sold 150M. But wait, it gets better. Apple has 4 selling iPhone models and yet Samsung sold over 150M smartphones with just 2 models, the GS4 and Note 3. Hmmm! Oh and those 4.5M phones Samsung has sold, all those users have their phones in their hand, while Apple pre-sold 9M but many are still waiting to receive them. Oh and at least the Samsung phone isn't bending. And while the lying Apple says only 9 people reported it, they are such liars when everyday someone is going back to the store and are beig turned away unless they pay for the repair. Oh and I know Apple knew this was a problem, because this year they made a Apple iPhone 6 and 6+ replacement program where you have to pay 1/2 the retail cost if you want a replacement. Just like they so happen to have a bumper to fit around the iPhone 4 knowing they were going to sell it with a problem. I can't help that you are a fan, I actually have no problem with it. But if sale numbers are your only metric for the quality of a product, than you're as ignorant as all Apple fans are and that's just sad.

74. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Everyone trolls everyone's articles. That's how it is. I just find it strange that everyone has to jump to the defense of the Note IV just because it didn't sell as much as the III. I think it has more to do with the tons of phones that Samsung decides to release almost on a weekly basis. How many GALAXY phones do we need ? When you oversaturate a market, this is what happens. Samsung is quickly becoming the 1990's Sega of the phone market. How many people would even switch from a Note III to a Note IV ?

86. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It has never been Sega. Sega had the biggest console market share before they screwed things up.

121. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I think note 4 might sell double than this figure if they launch it within 10 days of unvieling in IFA... I know atleast one person who wanted note 4 but he got good offer on ip6 and he purchased ip6 although he is not a fan of samsung might have lost many potential customers due to slow release

79. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


101. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Real mature darkk, that's low even for you.

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