There’s one major problem with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7


The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not due for release in Thailand until September 9th.

However, there is a problem with regards to Samsung’s stunning new flagship smartphone.

It seems that interest in the Note 7 has been so great, Samsung is struggling to keep up with demand, leaving many people unable to get their hands on the device.

After the Korean tech giant lifted the lid on the new smartphone last month, it is widely regarded as their best yet, and perhaps the best smartphone to date.

The new Note 7 includes a 5.7 inch curved display, updated S pen stylus, which is also waterproof, and a first of its kind iris scanner, which lets you unlock the phone using your eyes.

It also includes the same superb camera found in the Galaxy S7.

While the Note 7 may not hit stores in Thailand and globally until early September, pre-orders have been so great that some countries are already running out of stock as Samsung battles to keep up with the huge demand.

Samsung has now confirmed that interest in the Note 7 has already surpassed that of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Galaxy Note 7

With such a demand for the new handset, Samsung has said it has been forced to limit the amount of pre-orders in certain countries before the device goes on general sale next month.

In a statement Samsung said: “As the success of our Galaxy S7, S7 edge & Gear VR illustrated earlier this year, we know there is high demand for our premium smartphones.

“Market reaction, combined with extremely positive feedback from our carrier and retail partners, indicates that the Note7 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, which will enable us to meet as much of this anticipated demand as possible and minimise any potential consumer disappointment when the device goes on general sale next month.”

In Thailand, Samsung only accepted pre-orders for the Note 7 from August 5-14, with those customers able to pick up their device on September 2nd, a week before the device goes on general sale on September 9th where it will cost 28,900 baht.

Speaking at a media event held last week, Wichai Pornpratang, corporate vice-president for IT and mobile communications from Samsung Thailand confirmed that the amount of pre-orders for the device were 40% higher than those for the Galaxy S7, and in South Korea, demand was almost double.

He also added that the company expects more than one million existing Note users in Thailand to upgrade to the Note 7.


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