Samsung exec says the Galaxy Note 7 will sell better than the Note 5 (and older Notes)

Samsung exec says the Galaxy Note 7 will sell better than the Note 5 (and older Notes)
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 has been officially announced and we know pretty much everything about it, we can say that this is shaping up to be the best Note yet. But will it also be the most successful Note to date? Well, Samsung certainly believes so.

According to The Korean Times, a Samsung executive said that "initial response about the Note 7" from carrier partners was very favorable, both in South Korea (Samsung's home country), and around the world. Moreover, the exec confidently declared that sales of the new Note would "exceed" sales of the previous models - obviously including the Note 5 from last year. The Samsung official couldn't disclose numbers, so we'll have to wait (probably a few months) before knowing just how many millions of units are/will be shipped.

It's worth noting that the Galaxy Note 5 was never officially released in Europe, so the Note 7 definitely has an advantage from this point of view (it should be out in Europe starting early September - a few weeks after being released in the US and other markets).

As you probably know, the Galaxy Note 7 is available to pre-order starting today, August 3, via all major US carriers, and will hit shelves on August 19. Prices (off contract) start at $850. Until you get the chance to test one yourself, here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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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. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The new features, battery, looks, water resistance, camera, and that gorgeous blue coral, demand that this be bought.

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Don't forget note 5 was available in lesser countries thn note 7

13. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Samsung as we know, spends lot of money on marketing the product. This time though, was there all that grandeur and boasting of the new features like it has always been? Were they even full interested about it is the real question? Have they took customers for granted again? Aren't they on their toes all this time post S7 Edge's success? If true, it is going to be a downtrend again. I haven't seem the live stream though. No tech website is excited about it. Few features should have been projected as killer ones, For Eg: What about Grace UX, is there any mention about it? They should have really put it as a big aspect of improvement as people hate TouchWiz

14. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

During the S7/Edge time though, they had many such features to project about, Dual Pixel A/F, Expandable Memory back, Bigger battery, Water proofing as being the firsts. Now though people have already seen it and comparisons come with S7 Edge only not the previous Note. So this time they should have project many features as standout. I am afraid it wont sell as much as the S7/Edge

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Who says that it's supposed to be compared to the S7 edge? The main reason for the note series is the pen, so what dumb person compares the note to the s series? It's obviously compared to the note 5, hence why Samsung themselves is hoping it sells better than the note 5, not the S7 edge LOL...

19. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Who wouldn't want more sales bruh!!! Sammy wouldn't object this. I am not speaking against Sammy but I don't like the Marketing this time around. How about huge hoardings in the Olympics arena! S3's promotion was incredible 4 years back, I was planning to buy an Xperia S but promotions made me change my decision and I am really happy with it. Can't they just project what they have done? I am really sure that Note 7 is much much better than what every Tech Website wrote about it.

21. matistight

Posts: 1012; Member since: May 13, 2009

I'm still hoping the note 6 will be better

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

If it's priced below 750$ of course anything more than that its not worth it get the s7edge or last year note 5

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But what if they want a Note 7?

3. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Can't comment with ublock or ad block on. Hmm...Great idea

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

try disabling cosmetic filtering on uBlock (eye icon) it works for me

8. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

shhhh..before they disable that too.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, ^this

18. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Thanks bro

7. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This is a great device. Only the pricing is what is going to stop me from getting it.

9. DrRana

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

price should b reasonable

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Of course because note 5 is not available in Europe back then. Try compare note 7 vs note5 + s6edge plus.

12. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Note 5 was disaster in making. At least the note 7 carries some promise. No doubt it will sell better than note 5.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Note 5 was and is the best large phone around, sushi least for another week or two.

15. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012


16. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Hope Samsung has optimised the software to be as efficient and make the note 7 last as much as the s7edge

22. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I can see it being more successful, if I recall the Note 3 sold 5 million it's first month, while the Note 4 sold managed 4.5 million and this was before big phones started becoming more popular. They never released results for the Note 5 though I imagine it wouldn't have been a fair comparison considering it wasn't released in Europe.

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