Samsung Galaxy Note 4's UK launch gets delayed

Samsung Galaxy Note 4's UK launch gets delayed
Yesterday, we told you when and where to expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 powerhouse, as Samsung's slowly gearing towards a gradual, yet extensive global launch. Among the first countries that were scheduled to greet the Quad HD S Pen-wielding phablet was no other than the UK, as the Note 4 was initially said to be coming on October 10. As a side comparison, the USA and the rest of Western Europe will have to wait a little longer, as Sammy's power-laden device is officially arriving on October 17.

Well, it seems that tomorrow's UK launch has been delayed for October 17 as well. Undoubtedly, bad news for those potential local buyers who have been eyeing the latest Note with pure pleasure. The reason for this unfortunate delay is the "amazing interest and demand" for the device, as Samsung puts it. There is no word if the pre-ordere units with UK's carriers will also get held up, but this will most probably be the case either. We can only hope that Samsung won't postpone the launch of its spectacular new phablet across the remainder of the markets that'll eventually get it.

Are you one of the affected adopters that pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 4 beforehand? Share your thoughts on the launch delay right below. Don't forget to check out our review of the Galaxy Note 4, too!

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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)



1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

or they are trying to create a hype so they can shadow the real reason for delay.

3. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

or it's just 7 days

5. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

so you believe that 'amazing interest' ?

7. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

i know that companies do things like hunger sales to their slaves, but then again it's just 7 days

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I do 100%. Each year the Note series get more and more popular and this year its no different.

18. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

but this is samsung not a chinese company so they can predict the interest.

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I dont really understand what amazing interest and demand has to do with holding a device? sounds like samsung dont want ppl to take more interest in the device?

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Hey, I'm always for better late than unfinished...

4. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

There is definitely strong interest for the device, but this type of enthusiasm tends to fade rapidly. They get a strong initial showing then a dropoff that will see them struggle until the S6 arrives next year...

6. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

B.S.--They knew how many devices they were sending to each retailer a long time ago. They just didn't get them done in time. This is not a demand issue at this point. It's a manufacturing or shipping delay issue (or both). Love the device. But Samsung botched this launch from the very beginning. If they want to be the leader, they need to start acting like a leader.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're already the leader so your comment is leaving me with a question mark floating above my head.

10. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

Yes they are. Do they want to remain there??

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There's a huge gap between first and second place. Samsung knows what they're doing and it's evident with the Note 4 and their newer low/mid range phones. Once you're #1 everyone wishes the worst for you.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

it's just 7 days delayed, not 30 days... this is a phone were talking about, not a new kidney transplant.

13. robyla

Posts: 17; Member since: May 10, 2012

The biggest fail for Samsung is to start the sales of announced gadgets. They are doing almost ok with the marketing, but fails in planning. This also applies to other manufacturers HTC, LG, Sony, Meizu, OnePlus… Why Sammy spends so much money on non-existing things? Long waiting destroys the passion for advertised gadget and you are free to go for alternatives.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

#1 OEM in the world sorry.

15. Itoldyouso

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

As long as mine in the US isn't delayed.. IDC. Mine should be shipped out the 14th. Thanks to AT&T

16. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung as got to concentrate about its own phones,instead of helping Apple an the Others they Supply for,Why?are the helping Apple when it them who are making there Sales Targets getting Worse,Samsung are always the Slowest when its comes to Updates for there own phones and have not shown no Improvement,Why?couldn"t they get help from Old Nokia Employees to Improve there Support for there phones an Offer Regular Updates,then people will stay more loyal to Samsung

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

In case you didn't know, if they help Apple produce their chips, they get compensated and that's more revenue for them. Samsung has enough users to reach 280+ million phones shipped each year.

17. iamoa unregistered

if i am not wrong this guy (faryaab) is the one who had android L on galaxy S5 or could be another one. that s5 also said faryaab's. just a thought. :)

20. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I pre ordered and cant wait for my first phablet. I've waited years already for my contract to end. whats just a couple more weeks gonna matter.

22. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I was at best buy today checking on my preorder with Sprint and the computer showed a stock date of 10/25. Of course, i could get a call from them next week. Just an FYI for anyone else who did the same preorder.

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