Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 release date in the US and Canada is officially set for today, August 19. But unfortunately, some color variants of the latest phablet are arriving late.
Due to a huge and “unprecedented” number of pre-orders for Silver variant, and more especially the Blue Coral model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, some will have to wait for additional three to four weeks before they can finally receive the much-anticipated 5.7-inch smartphone, Android Central reported, citing a source who wants to stay anonymous.
Samsung Canada, in a statement given to the publication, said:
“We’ve experienced an unprecedented number of pre-orders and we’re excited to begin fulfilling orders on August 19th. Over the coming weeks, we’ll work with our valued carrier and retail partners to provide wide-reaching national retail availability.”
The newest Samsung phablet took the limelight during its grand unveiling at the South Korean conglomerate’s Unpacked 2016 event held in three different cities simultaneously on August 2. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is scheduled for release in the UK on September 2, and pre-orders in the region only started this week.
But as early as now, limited stock of the phablet in Europe has already been reported. Android Authority noted that because of the “unprecedented demand,” Samsung had to cap the number of units allocated for pre-order in the region.
“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,” Conor Pierce, Samsung’s vice president of IT and mobile for UK and Ireland, explained. “As such, the number of preorder units will be limited due to the unprecedented demand.”
It seems like the supply issues for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are happening across the globe already. A week ago, news also came out that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release had been delayed in countries such as the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and Malaysia, citing high demand again as the reason as well.
As for other Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release news, it has been confirmed by the Korean tech giant itself that a 6GB RAM version of the phablet with a whopping 128 GB native storage is hitting the Chinese shelves later this month. BGR’s post cited that the high-end Note 7 model is “supposed to help Samsung compete against Chinese smartphone makers that have equipped their devices with the same amount of memory.”
The premium Note 7 model will also be equipped with a new hybrid SIM/MicroSD tray, which can support two SIM cards at the same time. It is reportedly getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, instead of the Exynos 8890 Octa processor.
The 6GB Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is slated for release in China on August 26 during an official launch event. There’s no news yet if the smartphone will also have a North American or European release or if it will ever be available in any other markets other than China.
James Titcomb of The Telegraph’s described the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as a “truly excellent phone,” citing the camera quality and screen as among its strong points. The smartphone is equipped with a dual-pixel 12MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter, GSM Arena’s specs page for the phone listed. As for the display, it features Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Titcomb also shared in his review that “the few tweaks to software and the novelty of the iris scanner are reasonable improvements.”
“The design, though, is what clinches it: the Note 7 is beautiful to look at and effortless to hold despite its huge screen. In terms of pure hardware design, I would go as far as to call it the best you can buy.”
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