Early Galaxy Note 4 sales have slumped below expectations, latest reports have suggested.
With Samsung’s fourth-generation phablet having been formally unveiled at IFA 2014 early last month, reports from Korean media have claimed the 5.7-inch device has shifted 4.5 million units during its opening month on sale.
While this is a far from insignificant figure, it marks a drop of 500,000 units on the first month of Note 3 sales last year.
Although the Galaxy S5’s big brother has been on sale in Samsung’s native Korea for a month now, the phone only hit UK retailers in the past week. We would expect Note 4 sales to jump in the coming month as the handset continues its global rollout.
If accurate, this drop in sales will do nothing to aid the manufacturer’s slumping profits. In a difficult year for the Apple rival after years of growth, 2014 has been filled with slowing handset sales and a reduction in revenues.
Despite reduced interest in the Note 3 over the Note 3, Samsung’s latest phablet is arguably the best device the company has ever created.
The phone pairs its 5.7-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD display with a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM.
With a 16-megapixel, OIS enhanced camera also thrown into the mix, the Note 4’s specs sheet is rounded off by Android 4.4 KitKat and the company’s beloved S-Pen stylus.
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