News by Luke Jones on Tuesday November 04, 2014.
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When Samsung revealed its earnings call for the third quarter last week the news was pretty desperate as sales and profits went south. The company's latest flagship effort, the Galaxy Note 4 arrived too late to make a difference in Q3, but it is the device that Samsung hopes will drive recovery through the Holiday Season. However, it got off to a successful but rocky start, although the Korean company now says the Note 4 is going from strength to strength in terms of sales.During its first month in Korean and China the Galaxy Note 4 shifted 4.5 million units, a respectable number that meant it was an instant hit. However, the numbers don't lie and during its first month last year the Galaxy Note 3 moved 5 million units. So, the question needed to be asked, is the Note 4 going the way of the rest of Samsung's output this year? According to Samsung's senior VP Kim Hyun-joon, the Galaxy Note 4 has bounced back and through its European and North American launches it outstripped the performance of the Note 3. Exact sales figures have not been revealed, but I suspect the Note 4 is pushing towards 6 or 7 million overall, still a stunning number for a phablet device. Not the kind of smash hit that will solve all of Samsung's problems in the near future, but a start and confirmation for the company that consumers are still interested in Samsung if the product is good. The company's next devices are going to be very interesting and will say a lot for the long term outlook. The Note 4 is a real heavyweight device, packing it has a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz, an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, and of course the S Pen stylus.
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