Usually, Apple is in this position when it releases its newest iPhone but in a reversal of fortune, Samsung is struggling to supply enough Note 7 units to the enthusiastic consumers all over the world. First, it was reported that the Note 7 has broken the pre-order records in its home country, south Korea. According to trade sources, Samsung has received over 200,000 pre-orders for the phablet. That’s double the amount received for the Galaxy S7. Analyst suspects, the free Gear fit 2, 50% off of the screen replacement price and gift card promotions has something to do with this.
Elsewhere, Samsung Canada has stated that the Note 7 demand has been outstanding and new customers pre-ordering a unit will most likely have to wait for a month before they can lay their hands on a Note 7. Such high demand for the device has caught carriers such as Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind, Eastlink, Videotron, and Koodo off guard. Many were expecting the high price tag of $1050 CAD would discourage the buyers. But clearly, they were wrong.
Samsung also announced that it won’t release the Note 7 in Malaysia as previously announced. Apparently, they are left with no units to sell. Such is the demand. But it was surprising that they released the Note 7 in India today. Even the Indian sub-continent launch isn’t going smooth.
The popular blue coral option isn’t available as of now but it may be introduced at a later stage in India. This color is the most demanded option in the Note line since it was launched and naturally, Samsung is having a hard time in producing enough units to sell them to every craving customer.