It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is more popular than even Samsung anticipated. According to the company, the increasing demand for the new handset is putting a lot of pressure on the supply chain.
The fact that Samsung is having a hard time keeping up with the demand for the phone highlights that the Galaxy Note 7 is selling like hotcakes. Unfortunately, that overwhelming demand is delaying the release of the phone in some markets.
“As pre-order results for the Galaxy Note 7 have far exceeded our estimates, its release date in some markets has been adjusted,” said the company in a statement to Reuters. Samsung didn’t give any information about which markets the phone will be delayed in, but some previous reports indicate that the release is being pushed back in markets like Malaysia, Russia, and Ukraine. It’s likely that other markets in Europe will see a similar delay.
Samsung isn’t just waiting for supply to catch up — the company says that it’s working hard to ensure that it can keep up with demand in the future, and is boosting production in facilities that are currently making the Note series of phones. Samsung had a similar issue last year when the Galaxy S6 Edge was released.
Of course, the news is a little frustrating for investors, who are worried that while Samsung will likely have a great quarter in the mobile department, the Note 7 may not be living up to its full potential. Still, Samsung hopes that strong sales of the Note 7 will continue for the next few months.