Samsung is running scared of Apple’s hot-selling, 64-bit iPhone 6 Plus

“Last week Samsung brought forward the release date of the Galaxy Note 4, and the phablet is now on sale with three of the major South Korean mobile phone carriers (reports The Korean Times),” Ewan Spence writes for Forbes. “Originally scheduled for availability in October, the positive pubic [sic] reaction to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has forced Samsung into an aggressive defensive play.”

“Setting a target of shipping 15 million Galaxy Note 4s in the first month after launch is ambitious, and I think Samsung will struggle to convert the shipped stock into sales, even with the Note 4′s SIM-free price being less than the launch price of the Note 3 and the Note 3,” Spence writes. “The 6 Plus (coupled with the 4.7 inch screened iPhone 6) has had a stellar first week of sales. Anyone buying a 6 Plus is clearly not going to be buying a Note 4 in the near future.”

Spence writes, “To react so quickly to a competitor, to bring forward a planned release data, and to apply a price cut on day zero sales, says much about Samsung’s lack of complete confidence in the Note 4.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The more pain inflicted upon Samsung, the better. Samsung is a garbage company with zero ethics.

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    1. I won’t be crowing over this just yet. I thought at first the gap was causing functional problems, but it seems to be mostly cosmetic… unless the gap leaves the internals at higher risk of contamination or damage.

  1. “Note 4′s SIM-free price being less than the launch price of the Note 3 and the Note 3”
    Yes, but what about the Note 3? Or the ubiquitous Note 3? :o)

  2. Yeah. FSCK Samsung.

    I despise hurting other people, except hurting people who hurt other people. That’s a pleasure. That’s a form of communication to these scum understand and, in their sickness, often long for. Here. It’s your’s. You can keep it.

    Now back to positive things…

  3. My partner and I were shopping this weekend at a well-known store, and they carry a lot of televisions (we bought our last one at this store). Right now they are carrying a huge number of Samsung TVs, the sales person said he and the other sales guys hate Samsung TVs because they’re the #1 product return, they just aren’t made well and don’t last long. We refuse to buy Samsung products due to their continuous IP theft, but that was an interesting additional reason.

    1. I *hate* to admit that the Samsung TV I bought in 2009 or 2010 is still running very nicely, but I am happy to say I’ll never buy another Samsung (consumer) product again. Sharp, Panasonic, LG, whatever… wins over Samsung every time going forward.

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