As some of you might remember, Samsung had opted not to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in Europe last year. Many consumers were extremely frustrated, and it seems like Samsung has learned its lesson. The company had confirmed earlier this month that the Galaxy Note 7 is coming to Europe. Now, the device is already available (for pre-order) through some carriers and retailers in Europe, like Vodafone UK and Carphone Warehouse we talked about yesterday, but it seems like Samsung is facing a demand-supply issues when it comes to official pre-order channels, read on.
So, what does this mean? Well, considering that the demand for this phablet is so high, Samsung might have limited numbers of units to sell in Europe, to those of you who have decided to pre-order the device. The company did, however, ensure that it has enough units of the Galaxy Note 7 to fill the store shelves once the phone gets officially released, so that the retailers have units to sell in Europe. This is not the first obstacle Samsung has faced, the company had to postpone the launch of the device in several markets recently because they simply cannot meet the demand. The company is, however, working on increasing the production capacity for the Galaxy Note 7, even though that’s not exactly an easy task considering the amount of technology that gets packed in this smartphone. Samsung is trying to get as many suppliers for Galaxy Note 7 parts as possible in order to push out more devices. It is also worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 7 will be officially released in Europe (for retail purchases) on September 2nd, for those of you who are interested in getting one.
“Market reaction, combined with extremely positive feedback from our carrier and retail partners, indicates that the Note 7 will exceed our original sales forecasts for the region by some distance. As such, the number of pre-order units will be limited due to the unprecedented demand,” said Conor Pierce, Samsung’s Vice President of IT and mobile for UK and Ireland. The Galaxy Note 7 is a phablet made out of metal and glass, and also the most powerful device Samsung had released to date. It packs in a 5.7-inch QHD Dual Edge Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and it is fueled by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core SoC in Europe, while the Snapdragon 820 fuels the phone in some other markets (US, for example).