Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK release date put back as things go from bad to worse

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK release date put back as things go from bad to worse

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?

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 10, 2014 at 12:43

Not buying the 'explanation'! Probably something else altogether.

Anyhoo... worse: except for Vf ALL UK networks decided against stocking the Blackberry Passport. THAT is bad. I'm in tears.

PackieBashir  Oct. 10, 2014 at 15:20

"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."

That makes no sense.

Pre-orders for the Note 4 sold out in 9 hours on SK Telecom, the biggest network, and over a few days for KT Olleh and LG U+.

Then there is the fact that isn't even a release date for the iPhone 6 / 6+ in Korea.

The latest rumours have Korea as being among the last countries to receive to iPhone 6 / 6+ given how small the install base / market share is there, December has been suggested. So I'm not sure what an extra week or two would mean given that by the time the iPhone gets released the Note 4 would have been on sale for 2 months had they stuck to original date anyway.

The Note 4 was released early in order to maximise the the selling time before the subsidy laws came into effect there.

Had you made the point about bringing forward the release date in China (which they did) you might have had a point.

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