Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales were up 25% over the Galaxy Note 5 before the recall

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales were up 25% over the Galaxy Note 5 before the recall
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was selling like hot cakes before the phablet was voluntarily recalled by Samsung on September 2nd. The device was originally launched on August 15th. By August 31st, two units had exploded, and the Galaxy Note 7 was on the verge of turning a huge hit into a sea of red ink for Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge were arguably the best Android smartphones offered in the first half of this year. The Galaxy Note 7 continued what appeared to be a strong year for Samsung. But there is talk that the official recall (which finally took place on September 15th) and exchange will cost Samsung $1.5 billion.

BayStreet Research says that prior to the voluntary recall, year-over-year sales of the Galaxy Note 7 were up 25% over sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Now, with U.S. carrier sales of the device set to resume on October 21st, the research firm sees Galaxy Note 7 sales tracking just 60% of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 revenue. Prior to the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, BayStreet's Cliff Maldonado said that he had expected the Galaxy Note 7 to do at least as well as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge did in the first half of the year. On a sequential basis, Samsung has sold 7.2 million smartphone units in the third quarter, down 6% on a quarter-by-quarter basis.

One report says that Samsung felt that it could pick up a ton of sales from iPhone users this year by loading the Galaxy Note 7 with features like the iris scanner. Samsung based its game plan on reports, like the one from KGI Securities' super Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that predicted back in April that the iPhone 7 would not have many attractive selling points.

source: FierceWireless

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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. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Such a shame,

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's how unfortunate the world is. It happens to everyone at point in life. Samsung will come back better than ever, hopefully.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Eh, it'll probably pick up sales where it left off.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You've got a sort of great confidence, bruh. I admire that.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly. This is what the fools forget. The Note is usually release after the iPhone. Samsung only released the phone a month earlier. People who want the Note will buy it. The ones who won't are the people who are always on the fence about the Note or iPhone. The Note has its own following. The vast majority of the posts I saw on Samsung Mobile on Facebook the people said they are using theirs now and will get the replacement. The sales may not be as bad as some analyst are saying. Technically when the Note goes back on sale, it would have been a month after its Unpacked Event. Basically Samsung first and part of 2nd quarter will be ruined, because the new batch is mostly going to those who preordered the first batch. Samsung still won't be able to keep up with the demand.I am betting g they can get 75% of their original sales if they just play it right and can make them fast enough.

25. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Let's see how that pans out then, it's been a massive PR disaster that will linger on for some time yet. To recover sales properly there are going to have to be big discounts or incentives and most likely a fairly quickly released "Note 8" to get past the stigma of the 7.

2. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Damn! Samsung really had a winner there.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But the Note7 isn't Samsung's only winner. S7/S7 Edge rocks too!

14. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

True. The S7 Edge is also a great phone. I think he debacle with the Note 7 will overshadow the great work Samsung has done with both devices. This will ruin Samsung reputation for many cycles. No doubt they will recover if they keep releasing great devices with no major issues.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Such a shame, what could have been an incredible year for Samsung, they just blew to smithereens. A sad year for Samsung. Better blow the world away with the S8 (not with an exploding battery, been there done that!) and make sure it's built like a bullet. Gotta get the people's opinion back.

4. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Isn't that because there was a Galaxy S6 Edge+ last year?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Easily the best phone of 2016, foundered by bad batteries. Patch this up Samsung, and kill it with the Note 8. My body is ready.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yup, sure it is a shame. They did just like the Space X, went up high...announcer whispers, it exploded. Some Note users still in mourning, sensative issue.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nobody is in mourning. I'll ust pick up my replacement Note 7 this week.

8. mudcat626

Posts: 230; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

25% over Note 5 is not saying much.

11. mudcat626

Posts: 230; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Taking a ton of sales from iPhone, lol, Samsung believing their own misinformation, I mean advertising........

17. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Maybe they believed the reviews, which pegged the Note 5 as the best phablet last year, and the Note 7 as the best this year.

13. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It is not the same as siri or apple map. If you don't like them, you can just disable siri and apple map. There is a better option to apple map which is Google maps. But there is no substitute for note7. There is no other phone with wacom digitiser and stylus.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or fastest focusing camera in the West, IP68 certification, beautiful design, and more. They only make about 3M a month. Maybe they could have sold 50M.

15. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

This is gonna cost Sammy all it's reputation, it takes years to build it but a second to lose it. Honestly i'm afraid at buying another Samsung phone, they have to gain that trust again but it will take more than a perfect flagship.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This will hardly cause a blip. So long as they keep putting out great devices, they'll be just fine.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Oh whatever. They sell 300M phone per year. First problem, and you're running like broken faucet. BYE FELICIA!!! You wasn't buying anyways. Do you run away from people as soon as they lie to you? Suppose your best friends steals $500 from you? You gonna runaway from him too? Go! I could understand if they made just the S and the S has this issue. They make 50+ models. They have never had such and issue, and youre to run for the showers because someone threw a little mud on you. Yeah you a really good fan. You know, the Chicago Cubs have never won a World Series. Yet their are diehard fans who come year after year. As many issues as the iPhone has had, their fans still keep buying Apples crape year after year. True loyalty. But you are a fan, you're just a bandwagon. When it's all good you buy, when you see a little issue you run. Bye see. Samsung doesn't want customers like you anyways. For every one that leave, 3 or more will come.

22. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Lol... a lot of emotion u put in when buying a phone... lol

26. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It's been a tough month for Techie, he's probably a little fragile now after the beating the Note 7 has taken.

23. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I just want an all metal s8 but $1.5 billion is a lot...

27. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

If they werent released so god damn many different models and just focus on hot cakes selling models only. This wont happened! Too damn many Galaxy dit and dat.

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