You would’ve been forgiven for getting a little excited at the recent headline Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date brought forward as consumers go iPhone 6 crazy, and understandably gutted upon realising the story pertained to Korea only.
In fact, over here it’s the opposite story, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s UK release date has been shoved back to October 17.
Sensationalist headline and opening paragraphs aside, we are only talking a delay of one week here. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was originally pencilled in for an October 10 UK release, but it’s still pretty annoying for those who’ve been anxiously counting down the days.
In response to a customer query, Samsung confirmed on twitter: “Due to the amazing interest and demand for the Galaxy Note 4, the device will now go on sale in the UK from the 17th October.”
Of course, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. So instead of releasing the units that are available and whipping those who can’t get one into a veritable frenzy (a classic Apple technique), Samsung is holding back for a week and likely irking those who’ve waited patiently for almost a month.
Incidentally, October 16 has been touted as the launch date for Android L and the Google Nexus 6. Big Shamu might well have an adverse effect on that “amazing interest and demand” for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
This latest story is just another chapter in the big book of Samsung Can’t Seem To Do Anything Right These Days.
The early release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Korea was reportedly inspired by sheer panic on account of the overwhelming demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, while the Note 4’s price is tipped to drop by over a third in three months.
Early adopters point out they can store a business card in the gap between the Galaxy Note 4’s display and the casing (don’t worry; it’s a “necessary feature”), and to top it all off, Samsung has warned that its Q3 results are not looking good.
So, er, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, anyone?