After much anticipation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which features a huge 5.7-inch display, launched in Korea this week but by October 2015, the device will be available in 140 additional countries. Throughout the company’s history, this is the first time that Samsung has launched a product immediately after its rival, Apple with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Samsung announced this morning that the latest addition to hit the phablet line, the Galaxy Note 4, will be sold in Korea starting Friday, September 26. Consumers in Korea are ecstatic and according to a company spokesperson, the product will go on sale in the United Kingdom October 10. As far as other locations and dates, nothing has been disclosed yet.
Apparently, Apple, which sold more than 10 million devices in the first week, stated it could have reached even higher sales had more products been available. In comparison, Samsung claims their company plans to ship 15 million Galaxy Note 4 devices within the first month and if sales go as planned, they could outsell their rival.
At this time, no international pricing has been revealed for the Galaxy Note 4 but the recommended price is set at $920. In recent years, an increasing number of consumers have requested a larger display and while the iPhone and iPhone 6 offer that, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outshines.
Samsung strongly believes the large display size gives them a huge advantage and feels that perhaps Apple could learn a few lessons from them. In addition, the Galaxy Note 4 offers what Samsung believes are better materials, especially since there have been complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus’ lightweight metal frame that bends easily.
Even though Apple’s products are available in major Western markets without any real competition at this time, once the Galaxy Note 4 reaches beyond Asian countries, Samsung will give Apple a run for their money.