The latest premium Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been making waves not only in South Korea but also in several key markets. That’s somehow expected because it’s a high-end smartphone but the company seems to be having problems with supplies. The demand is too strong that supply constraints are being felt according to Samsung. It’s both good news and bad news because for one, the Note 7 may exceed the numbers of Note 5 and even the S6 edge. However, Samsung may lose other potential customers if it doesn’t deliver.

There is the risk of losing consumers especially in the coming weeks that Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 7. We’re not jumping ship but some people tend to be impatient. Samsung better work on a quicker solution lest they want numbers to go down and not meet the target.

We don’t doubt that the Note 7 will be a more popular choice because Samsung has a good track record. Despite the high cost, the number of Note 7 sold in Korea hit 200,000 within two days. We’ve been saying that sales and shipment might take over Note 5’s soon. That is, if all those orders are shipped.

Samsung sales for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge reportedly reached about 25 million last June. There is a chance that demand will move to the Note 7 instead since it’s the latest model. These numbers show us there is a strong demand for Samsung but we’re hoping the company delivers. Release dates have already been adjusted in some markets. The issue is mainly on supplies. Unlike last year though, there is no production problem on the curved screens.

Samsung is struggling to keep the numbers up but it’s always hopeful in every flagship model it announces. The Note 7 is welcomed with different opinions. Some say it’s not worth the grade while others are commending the phablet for the new iris scanner and the water-resistant S-Pen stylus.

Reuters said that the phone shortage will not be a long-term problem as per a reliable source. Since it was unleashed on August 19 in some countries, the Galaxy Note 7 continues to pique interest even if it’s mighty expensive. This supply-demand issue is something Samsung should focus in. It’s actually a good problem that the company must address quickly.

SOURCE: REUTERS