Samsung is seemingly worried about the launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and is said to be accelerating its release schedule for the Galaxy Note 4. While pre-order interest in the handset in Samsung's home market has been strong, with three major carriers — SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus — running out of inventory in three days, Samsung is pushing up its launch window to September 26.
The accelerated timeline is also said to be a response to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend sales, which had a direct impact on Samsung's share prices. As such, the Galaxy Note 4 will be available in South Korea by the end of the month instead of its originally scheduled launch window in October.
To further incentives the sales of the Galaxy Note 4 in the country, Samsung is offering the device for 957,000 Korean Won ($920), which is the most affordable pricing for a device in the Note series thus far. Last year's Galaxy Note 3 launched at 1,067,000 Korean Won ($1,025).
With the aggressive pricing, Samsung is said to be targeting 15 million sales for the Galaxy Note 4 in the first month of availability, which if the manufacturer succeeds would overshadow the 11 million sales achieved by the Galaxy S5 earlier this year.
What do you guys think? Will Samsung be able to turn things around with the Galaxy Note 4?
Source: Korea Times