Galaxy Note 7 set to be Samsung’s most successful phone ever

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is set to break all sales records and become the company’s most successful phone ever.

Reports in the Korea Herald say that there were over 200,000 pre-orders in its home nation within the first two days of the phone being unveiled.

The number of pre-orders are reportedly double the amount of those made prior to the launch of Samsung’s other flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

The demand for the Galaxy Note 7 is will likely be further boosted as pre-orders become available in other market, with the UK, US and Canada all set to push pre-orders in the coming weeks.

The phone is expected to be available in Thailand in the first week of September, with Thailand’s three major telecoms company already taking pre-orders and offering price reductions for anyone who signs up to a 12 month contract.

Samsung is reportedly producing 5 million Note 7 handsets so it can cope with initial demand for the when the device goes on general sale.

People have been eager to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 7 after the device was officially unveiled last month.

Galaxy Note 7

It comes with an array of impressive features and specs.

Included is the same 12MP camera found on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, perhaps its main feature is the new iris scanner that lets you unlock the phone with your eyes.

It also includes the trademark S Pen stylus which enables you to make notes on the screen, even when it is turned off.

Like the Note 7, the S Pen is also water resistant and can be used in torrential rain and will still work after being submerged in water up to 30 minutes.

In China, Samsung is releasing a boosted version of the Note 7 which includes 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Although don’t expect this version to be available in Thailand as Samsung has said it has only been produced for the Chinese market.

The Note 7 is of course set to go head to head with the iPhone 7, but by releasing it earlier Samsung will be hoping to get the edge on its Cupertino rival.

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  1. I do a lot of traveling and when the iPhone 6+ and the Note 4 came out, I did a comparison to find out which was the best for traveling. Many of the reasons the Note 4 beat out the iPhone 6+ are just as true with the Note 7. The Note 4 won because:

    * MicroUSB cables for charging are more available than the Apple Lightning plug if you lose it or break it – This is just as true with the USB-C. I go off the beaten track often and finding a USB-C cable is going to be as hard as finding an Apple Lightning plug for the near future. MicroUSB cables, on the other hand, can be found almost anywhere since almost all cellphones in the world use them.

    * The Note 4 has expandable and swappable memory where the iPhone 6 Plus is limited to the installed 128GB – Note 4 and Note 7 make this a non-issue though still true with iPhones

    * The note 4 has a longer battery life – haven’t seen any comparisons yet between the Note 4 and Note 7 but I am still betting on the Note 4

    * The Note 4 has a user changeable battery – Note 4 still wins on this one. If my battery dies on the Note 4 and I just replace it. No dumping the phone or being without it while you send it in to Samsung to have the battery replaced.

    * The Note 4 is considerably cheaper even after buying a 128GB microSD card to expand the memory – Just as true with the Note 7 as it was with the iPhone 6+

    * The larger screen on the Note 4 makes it easier for reading and allowed me to replace my iPhone and iPad and therefore save significant weight – essentially a draw with the Note 4 and Note 7 though I prefer the non-Edge screen

    * Note 4 does not require a pin tool to change out SIM cards – The Note 7 is an unknown here since I have not been able to find any discussion on replacement of the SIM in the Note 7 however it is a good bet that with the Note 7 you will need one.

    So, for now, the Note 4 will still be my first choice.