Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch delayed in some regions due to "unexpected" high demand

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch delayed in some regions due to
Following a few reports pointing out to the fact that pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 are "outstanding", we now have some not-so-great news (at least for Samsung fans in select regions): Samsung is being forced to delay the launch of the Note 7 in several countries.

Samsung Mobile Netherlands officially confirmed that, "due to unexpected high demand", the release of the Note 7 has been delayed in the country from September 2 to September 9 (thus by one week). The new Galaxy was also supposed to be out in Russia and Ukraine on September 2, but won't make it to market in these countries before September 16 and September 30, respectively. Moreover, Samsung is delaying the launch of the Note 7 in Malaysia, too, mentioning that it's "experiencing a global supply constraint in meeting demands." Bummer. At this rate, we wouldn't be surprised to find out about delays in more countries.

Until now, we haven't heard anything about possible delays in the US, where the Galaxy Note 7 is already up for pre-order and should be released on August 19 via all major carriers. Anyhow, it seems that Samsung has misjudged the success that its new Note would have. At the moment, we're not quite sure if this is a positive, or negative thing. 

sources: Samsung NL (Twitter), GaGadget (translated), SoyaCincau

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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. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

The note 7 is doing really well.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yeah, Samsung and Galaxy Note7 rules! Nothing else matters.

3. Trendy255

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 11, 2016

Obviously it's a positive thing!

5. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

It's not surprising. Samsung Indonesia stocked enough units for preorder lasting about 17 days but everything sold out on 3rd day. Good job, Sammy.

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1581; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Very few good phones released this year and S7 is considered the best by most review sites, its no surprise the Note is doing so well. And I remember when everyone thought the Note series was too large.

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I hope this doesn't affect my preorder.

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

My sentiments exactly. I'll lose it if don't have my blue coral by the 19th...

9. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Don't think so. They are trying to honour all pre orders in major mkts which exceeded expectations and hence limiting the availability into open market.

10. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

not just major markets really my pre order was not affected even thou my country is no where near major " the population is just 9 million "

11. elimartinez7

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

maan, my rugged Note 7 case and tempered glass just came in the mail, Now even more anxious for my note 7!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

7 days left.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's taking to damn long!!!! Seems like yesterday we were looking at the boring Unpacked. Samsung has got to work on the Unpacked event. The one for the S6 was really good. Even the S3 and S4 were good. The ones for the Note 2 and 3 was good. But all the Unpacks after those models just havent been good. The Gear S2 Unpack was really nice too. I miss JK Shin...the new guy is boring on delovery and really hard to understand.

13. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

The King is coming

14. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

if not because i already have a latest sammy, i would preorder the n7. Now, I'll just wait for the n8 next year for sure..hopefully it will be 5.8 screen, 8gigs of RAM, 128 internal storage with SD slot, and true Duos Sims..Bluetooth 5...and quad lens rear and double lens front camera, and Google/Samsung AR capabilities...and all the rest, whatever makes it the best phone for the next 6 months.

16. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

After the long wait, I think it is the right que for a note 4 user for me to make the switch to a newer note. Although the price is really killing it here in India. Will wait for atleast 6 months for the price to come down a bit.

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