Samsung: We won’t rush the Galaxy Note 5
Samsung has denied that it is scrambling to release the Galaxy Note 5 early to grab sales before Apple launches the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The South Korean firm has also dismissed reports that claim its new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge aren’t selling well.
Korean website WhowiredKorea was first to report that Samsung was rushing to bring the Note 5 to market early, with suggestions that the company was worried new and improved iPhones would steal more of Samsung’s market share.
Now the same site is back to report that Samsung President JK Shin has strongly denied those claims. Shin did not reveal when we could expect the Note 5, but the device will almost certainly get its initial unveiling at IFA in September — where Samsung announces its new Note every year.
Shin also “firmly denied” claims that Samsung has sold only 10 million units of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge so far, which is around 1 million units less than the Galaxy S5 sold during its first month on the market. Shin did not provide a more accurate figure.
Samsung appears to have been very pleased with how its latest flagships have been received since they went on sale in late April, however, while earlier reports indicated around 20 million units had been pre-ordered before the S6 and S6 edge went on sale.
Demand for the curvier, more expensive S6 edge has been so good, in fact, that Samsung has had to open up a third factory to meet demand, a Bloomberg report revealed.