Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipping ahead of schedule in at least one European country

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipping ahead of schedule in at least one European country
The Galaxy Note 7 is definitely the star of the moment, as Samsung confirmed pre-orders for its flagship smartphone exceeded all expectations.

In fact, the strong demand for the Galaxy Note 7 forced the South Korean company to adjust the release date of the smartphone in many European countries. Although the phablet should have been made available in late August, many customers have been informed that the device won't arrive until the first week of September.

Germany is one of the countries that didn't got any delays, at least until now, so the Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders should still ship on August 30, as initially confirmed by Samsung.

But it looks like many customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 7 have already started to receive their units. Most of the smartphones delivered by Samsung in Germany come from the same warehouse in the Netherlands.

Furthermore, a little bit of investigation revealed all shipped devices have something in common: they pack 64GB storage and are Black Onyx. Also, all customers who receive their pre-ordered Galaxy Note 7 units opted for the same free gift: the Gear VR.

This leads us to believe that Samsung has a surplus of Black Galaxy Note 7 units, so it can easily fulfill all pre-orders and still have some stock left for launch. However, the Silver and Blue Coral version might be in short supply, as Samsung confirmed it has temporary issues fulfilling these pre-orders.

Customers in Germany should know that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders are scheduled to begin on August 30, but the smartphone won't be available for purchase at retail stores across the country until 3 days later on September 2.

If you're still undecided and want to know more about the flagship phablet, you can check out our full Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review.

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6 Comments

1. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You guys said that what they have in common is that they pack 64 GB in Black Onyx with Gear VR, but except in China isn't the Note 7 only with 64 GB? You kinda made a bit of a mistake here guys.

4. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

But if we'll buy it from China we can't get Garantie and we can't get Gear VR! Also we can't receive the updates quickly. In addition maybe we can't use LTE in Europe because there is different LTE brands!

2. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

duhhh, probably because no one can afford it, probably because no one is buying it! which leads to having lots of stock!

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not everyone is as poor as you. Maybe stepping out once in a while outta your house won't hurt.

5. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Also not everyone is buying it outright or unlocked. Most people in U.S use their carrier upgrade. I'm not sure how it works in other countries though.

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