Samsung to peeved Galaxy S4 parts suppliers: don't worry, Galaxy Note 3 mass production starts in August

Samsung to peeved Galaxy S4 parts suppliers: don't worry, Galaxy Note 3 mass production starts in August
Samsung's suppliers will be negatively hit to the tune of 20-30% order cut for display, silicon and camera parts in July, revealed yesterday industry insiders in Korea. That's because the overall orders for the flagship Galaxy S4 have been reduced by Samsung to 6.5 million in July, just as we've heard several times before.

Suppliers who have good inventory management systems only keep two or three days supply of parts, but those with less than stellar management will be stuck with up to ten days worth of parts that might not get into use soon, which will affect profitability, say the insiders.

Samsung has allegedly calmed things down, confirms an insider from its Wireless Business department, saying that soon the Galaxy Note 3 orders will start coming in, as in August, as well as whatever the demand for the S4 Zoom and S4 Mini turns out to be, which will mitigate the impact from the reduction in orders for Samsung's bestselling flagship: “[Samsung] had reduced the order to each suppliers at the similar rates. Since we will start placing orders for follow-up models, such as Galaxy Note III, from August, the impact to suppliers will be minimal.”

There was even a rumor that Samsung could announce the Note 3 earlier than the IFA expo in September, to combat the loss of S4 sales, as well as the initial sales of Sony's Xperia ZU aka Togari phablet, which is expected to be announced tomorrow.

source: ETNews via UnwiredView

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23 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No doubt the Note 3 will be an excellent phone, but this year it looks like its all about the phablets and Samsung is going to get competition on this segment! Good for the end consumer as more options will be available.

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

True, but I don't think competition overthrowing the Note line just yet, they have a 3-year head start on the phablet front and know what can go right or wrong. They introduced multi-window, new pressure sensitive feedback, airview, a RGB HD AMOLED screen and superb battery life which is still a novelty among phones, and you bet they have plenty of ideas for this year, plus besides the 6" power-friendly AMOLED display, they'll pack a 3600mAh battery minimum.

11. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I don’t know why someone like you think that Note series is the greatest things in the smartphone world, from what i know GS3 beat Note 2 in sales. other manufacturers also can make phablet with great specs and feature, so overthrowing Note 3 is not impossible Task

13. Targon

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

There are many people who are limited by the size of their hands to how big a phone can be before it becomes uncomfortable to hold. Many women and some men have SMALL hands that may even have problems with the Galaxy S3, let alone trying to hold onto the Note 2. For the rest of us, the Note 2 is a better sized device, and going to a 1080x1920 in a somewhat larger device would be even better. You have some people who insist on using a phone one handed, even when the idea of a "phablet" does away with the idea of using it with only one hand anyway. Still, the best device isn't always the most popular, and sometimes the most popular is far from being great. Now, by modern standards, the Note 2 isn't the best phone around, because this is 2013, and there is a new generation of devices that have been launched by different companies. This is why the Note 3 is desired.

17. yudi.nemesis unregistered

my hands is big enough for Note 2, but for me any devices bigger than 5” will be feel uncomfortable in my pocket. If i need bigger display i’ll go for 7”-10” tablet, i know that is my personal opinion. But with everything you have said i still can’t understand why bone and other samsung fans like to think that Note 3 will beat any devices on the market and no other manufacturers can make great phablet

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's the best thing in the phablet world in case you missed we're talking about phablets. Plus sales don't decide the gadget's quality, it's quality does.

19. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I know you love samsung so much, but how you can say that Note 3 is the best phablet?? have you compare it with another phablet?? the reason why i compare phablet with pocketable smartphone because there is so many samsung fans said Note 3 will beat everything on the market. From what i know Note 3 is just S4 with bigger display, stylus and more powerful chipset there is nothing special and unique about it, if i miss something about Note 3 please tell me!

20. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I don't get it. What is your beef with samsung? Right now, samsung simply makes the best phablet sized phones period. How do i know? The reviews, market share, popularity, best specs,. Just how many more proofs do you need?

21. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Haha did you read my comment properly? Please tell me where i can read review about Note 3?? where i can find some details about Note 3 specs??

23. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

What? Bar none, note 2 is the best phablet right now. And, note 3 is going to be better than note 2. What does that tell you? (This is nuts. i'm done with this post.)

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I only wish a new design for Note 3 :) And if someone can give competition to Note 3 series it could be Togari from Sony if those renders are true.

2. ARITRA

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

right now i have lost my beloved galaxy note 2. wont buy a htc phone as the service sucks also htc fails to deliver regular updates.but at the same time the galaxy s4 is a big let down. now i have to wait 4 months to get note 3..:(

3. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Can't wait to buy Note 3!! Samsung!! Bring it on!!

4. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

So when did Note 2 start to mass produce, in August or September? Any body who knows?

14. Adithya7184

Posts: 322; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

i think you came from an alien planet....go home you are drunk

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

It came out in September, so more than likely in August.

5. twens

Posts: 1154; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

If note 2 was an upgrade to the original note, then I ain't worried cos I know note 3 will definitely improve on the note 2 which is simple awesome. I can easily use my note 2 for an extra yr without feeling left behind. This Fon is just something else.

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Note 3 > Everything else....

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i have an S4, but i admit that even the note 2 is just as good and sometimes the note 2 is faster, so im sure it's gonna be hard to dethrone the note 3.

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Like the Galaxy S4 sales, the Note 3 sales will be good but not that good. I expect the Note 3 to get minimal upgrades from the Note 2 as the S4 did and disappointed techies. Sorry Sammy..

12. FlushGordon unregistered

Gimme a CHEAPER phablet with a Wacom Digitizer in it and I might consider buying one....For now, The Galaxy NOTE is the king of the hill..... No Wacom = NO THANK YOU

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung hasn't lost in any way.. they are winning continuously and that winning momentum may change due to the competition.. Anyway they are winning and that is a fact.

22. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 481; Member since: May 26, 2011

If they haven't done so yet, they need to stop producing the s3 because that will help combat s4 losses.

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