Note 4 hitting 140 countries by end of October, don’t expect the Edge too soon

by: Bogdan PetrovanSeptember 24, 2014
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Samsung’s pair of Note devices is on its way to stores from around the world.

Customers in 140 countries will be able to buy the new Note 4 by the end of October, stated DJ Lee, president of Samsung’s mobile division, at a launch event in Seoul today. That’s the same number of countries that the Note 3 launched in last year.

Samsung reportedly moved forward the release schedule of the Note 4 in response to the good market reception of the iPhone 6 Plus. In Korea, the Note 4 is hitting the stores this Friday, instead of early October as Samsung initially planned.

Lee showed himself very confident in the sales performance of the Note 4, and called the early reception of the device “awesome”  (Note 4 pre-orders sold out in hours in Korea).

“I can’t tell you about the internal sales target for the Note 4; but it will be much higher than for the Note 3. We have expectations given initial consumer reactions”

An unofficial source claimed yesterday that Samsung’s internal shipping target is 15 million units in the first month, a leap over the 10 million Note 3 units that Samsung shipped in the first month in 2013.

Lee also tried to appease the worries of shareholders and analysts, at a time when Samsung’s stock price hit a two-year low:

“Samsung can improve its profits as we are positioned well to pursue technology improvements, steadily, based on solid corporate fundamentals.”

As for the Note Edge, the curved screen phone is a device meant for “niche markets,” said Lee, much like the Galaxy Round from last year. The Edge will be available in a limited number of countries, including the US, where the big four carriers have already announced they would put it on sale later this year.

However, even if the Note Edge does go on sale in your country, you may have to wait quite a bit to get it – the phone will only launch in late October in South Korea, and Samsung typically launches high-end devices in its home country first. A November-December release date for the Note Edge in the US is entirely plausible.

  • Adam Bowman

    But… Will it bend?

    • Anonymousfella

      Not as much as the iphone 6 plus. That thing beats the LG G Flex at its won game

      • Giovonni Fareed

        lmao!

      • john harris

        samsung launch day!!! there were five people in line!!! WOW… no one cares …

    • dodo

      But…. will it lag?
      (Hint: of course!) :D

      • john harris

        Reality Bites !! The iPhone’s resale value holds as high as 80% after a year.

        android samsung?? nahhh… buy a samsung in the morning (full Price) if you sell it in the afternoon.. its value is equivalent to a primary school calculator.

        no class, no character, no value….and the customer service and repair time frame is horrible……

    • john harris

      Reality Bites !! The iPhone’s resale value holds as high as 80% after a year.

      android samsung?? nahhh… buy a samsung in the morning (full Price) if you sell it in the afternoon.. its value is equivalent to a primary school calculator.

      no class, no character, no value….and the customer service and repair time frame is horrible…

  • talarico

    Honestly… End of October?
    FFS the damn phone was announced early September. This is one area Apple has over Samsung. Apple announces their new device and a week later it’s available to the masses. ( If you wanted an iPhone that is. Lol)
    Take notes Samsung. Keep the interest in your new devices alive and strong. Don’t wait a month after the announcement to make the phone available.

    • Mrdioji

      I agree the wait is too long, but Apple Watch was announced in September and won’t even be available until 2015

      • Mike – Construction Contractor

        That is because the watch isn’t ready. Changes are still being made to the battery and the SDK was just released as well.

  • Kuraiba

    Not gonna wait that long and see my phone value decrease.
    Just going to buy a Moto X

    • applebrainwashespeople

      Have fun with that pos

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  • cosina

    Target to ship 15 million is not the same a sold 15 million. Also, considering the late release date, they have lost sales to Apple. Still I will be picking up my Note 4 on 30th September XD

  • Mali

    Ok.. I dunno how much of that I believe… Have you been on verzions website..? They have the edge on the front page.. Taking pre registration. I know that doesn’t mean that there will be tons.. But that also doesn’t mean you should say it’s limited.

  • Otto Andersson

    I’m just waiting on that battery test. I might actually go with a Note 3 or Nexus 6 pending on who can last the longest in bed.

    • “who can last the longest in bed”? Lol. It’s now a premature e. thing?

  • Kasi Viswanathan

    should be of some lower cost if possible