News by Luke Jones on Saturday October 25, 2014.
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How many Galaxy Note 4 units did Samsung sell? That's a question I have been asked a lot over the a last couple of weeks as Apple fans wanted to rub salt into the wound of their rivals, and Samsung fans wanted to prove that the company can hold its own against the iPhone. Well, the answer is in according to Korean news outlets, and it is actually good news for both sides of the fence.Samsung shifted 4.5 million units of the phablet flagship through its first month on sale, a healthy figure that shows the Note 4 is a success and can co-exist with the iPhone 6 Plus. However, there are hints of Samsung's recent sales decline as last year's Galaxy Note 3 shifted 5 million over the same timeframe. The Note 4's issues are easily explained as supply has been problematical and the handset has for the most part only been available in Korea and China. It only arrived in key markets like the US and UK last week. However, those pesky Apple fans will offer a wry smile, or more probably an inflammatory comment as the iPhone 6/6 Plus beat Samsung's numbers in just one day, globally and in China alone. Of course, Samsung was never going to compete sale for sale with Apple's huge market appeal, so the reality is that 4.5 million represents good business for the Korean giant. With sales from those other major markets due to kick in, the second month could prove to be more fruitful than the first.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.