Samsung reports Galaxy Note 4 sells better in some regions than the Note 3 did

Samsung reports Galaxy Note 4 sells better in some regions than the Note 3 did
Samsung held an earning conference a few days ago in Korea, where senior VP Kim Hyun-joon announced that, in North America and Europe, the Galaxy Note 4 outdid the Note 3's units sold by this time last year. A couple of weeks ago, we viewed a report, which estimated a total of 4.5 million Note 4 phablets to have been sold, which tallied to 500k less than what the Note 3 did for the same time period. Hyun's latest reveal shows that things are maybe not so grim for the new phablet.

Samsung really needed a hard hitter in order to put a stop to its nosediving shares, so it pulled out all the guns with its Galaxy Note 4, starting with design. A real metal frame, forged to be both pleasing to the eye and easy on the hands, adorns the phablet's sides and, while it retains the faux leather plastic back, it is much more discreet, doing away with the stitch-emulating texture on its edge, which irked some users. It coupled the looks with the latest hardware and spec'd the phablet to the brim, finally released a Super AMOLED display with accurate colors, and added more functionality to the S Pen.

Apparently, the effort has paid off – while we do not know the exact number of units sold, it is clear that the figure should be around, if not above, the 5 million mark. This is definitely not enough to save Samsung's revenue on its own, however, it's still a start. The company did acknowledge that it failed to keep up with the evolving trends in the market, which led to this year's downfall in sales, and that it will need to change directions a bit, if it wishes to stay relevant. The first step in doing so was the new Galaxy Alpha – the first Galaxy phone to sport a metal frame; and now, we have the Galaxy A3 and A5 – with super-thin aluminum unibody design, aimed at the younger users, according to Samsung. Rumor has it that Sammy is also about to redesign the Galaxy S from scratch, coming out with a fresh-looking Galaxy S6. We shall see...

source: ZDNet (translated) via G4Games

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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)

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25 Comments

1. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Good news to Sammy. Keep it up.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It'll definitely sell well IMO. Also few people wait for 3-4 months after price drops to buy it.

21. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Phones prices almost NEVER drop within a 3-4 month period. Try 12 months after a new model is released

23. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Yes we're ready to buy now but we're waiting for the first pricedrop after 3 months to save some cents.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

note 4 is king world wide period.:)

25. Smarter

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Yes, Samsung Note 4 is the best smartphone made by human ever.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

By saying it sell better in some regions, indirectly saying other regions failed to sell well. ordered only five note4 compared to last year twenty note3. Still collecting dust.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why are you collecting dust? :P

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Waiting his owner to buy

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Don't worry it'll sell. Meanwhile you can sell your Xiaomis. :) How about Mi4 sales? Is there any dual SIM variant of Mi4?

14. ChrisK_5434

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

So you are saying that your 5 non sold units is an indication of how its sales are doing which are 5million+. Maybe you need to promote your store more!

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

after month of using my xiaomi mi3 (220$)... i can't convince myself for buying phone that cost 900-1000$ ,no matter how good it is....

5. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

after month of using my xiaomi mi3 (220$)... i can't convince myself for buying phone that cost 900-1000$( cost of iPhone 6 and note 4 in my country) ,no matter how good it is....

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I'd still take Samsung or other known OEMs than China made ones. Xiaomi has serious lag issues. They're good on paper but not on experience.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Looks like someone butthurt to see competitor munching Sammy's lunch.

7. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Your xiaomi can't even be compared with my Note 4 and the nexus 6 tell me how good the UI on your xiaomi

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Price alone had punched note 4 badly, of course fanboy like you would never considered the price as 'features', you would happy to pay extra to worship your lovely brand, heck even it cost you an organ.

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its not about the price dude, only poor people buy China phones. Also, the the price says what the device is. If its cheap then quality conscious customers will think twice about buying it. I dont mind paying premium for a phone whom a company invested well in R&D, marketing, and after-sales services.

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

chinese phones are cheap but dont think they are bad quality. They are equally good in quality as expensive brands(some unknown brands do made cheapo quality). Chinese phones are as best as you can get in lower price tag, however, marketing and after sales services suck badly, forget that they will bother to listen or answer you once you purchased a set.

19. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I have to agree. I have the OnePlus One and it is well built and has been solid and reliable so far. BUT if you do get one that is a lemon, or you break the thing later on, good luck getting any service. At least with companies like Apple (and now Samsung as well) you get far better after-sales service.

22. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I don't want to buy Chinese phone whatever how good it is.. I don't care!

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

XiaoMi phone is very good for the asking price. If Android 5.0 solve Samsung bloatware issue. I will buy Samsung again.

24. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Xiaomi are substandard junks.

17. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

It is better than the 3, a little bit less wide, easier to hold. The 3 itself was much better than the 2 in that regard as I dropped the 2 many times breaking the screen twice. I never broke the screen of the 3. Those phones are about screen and Apple will never have super amoled screens. They already suffer from the comparison.

20. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

You dont compare xiomi produCts with note4. You can only compare them with galaxy grand and mega phones. On papper, their 1080p but d real deplay is 720 or 480p. Top executive is western world use samsung note and s series, htc one, sony and iphone and china phone are for poor masses and even in china the rich men go for iphone and samsung phones and not their own product. Those phones are for those who want d experIence of iphones, galaxy phones, sony and htc but no money to do so. With $100 they can buy 5" phone and accept their faith.

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