In the past couple of days, a rumor has been circulating that Samsung was moving the release schedule of its much anticipate Galaxy Note 5 up to June. However, Samsung President Shin Jong-kyun, speaking with reporters earlier today, has flatly denied the rumor.
Typically, Samsung launches its latest Galaxy Note smartphone a day before the opening of IFA in Berlin, which takes place in September. Samsung was reported to have moved the date up, as early prototypes for the handset were finished much earlier than expected.
According to the source, Samsung had already showcased the latest prototype to clients to begin taking pre-orders for a July release. The theory was that Samsung was looking to release early to get a head start on Apple this year, but we’re not sure that makes much sense. Regardless of the speculation, Shin Jong-kyun has now quashed the rumor.
The issue of lower than expected sales for the Galaxy S6 was also brought up at the press conference. A report from Korea in late April suggested that out of the 300,000 Galaxy S6 pre-orders, only 200,000 units have been sold, but we’re still waiting on accurate figures for early sales. Shin also dismissed the reports as false, as he expects the Galaxy S6 to be a strong seller for the company this year.
Sadly, it looks like we’ll have to wait until September to see what Samsung has in store with the Galaxy Note 5. In the meantime, feel free to join us in some juicy speculating.