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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is set to be released on October 17 here in the United States. As it turns out, Samsung isn’t too pleased with how well the iPhone 6 Plus is doing, and is reportedly moving up the release date of its Android phablet in its home country of Korea. Will they revise the release date over here as well?

According to a report from the Korea Times, Samsung took a look at the iPhone 6’s solid performance since its debut last week, and has decided to push the release of the Galaxy Note 4 to this month to compensate. This is the word from “an official at the company’s marketing unit”:

“The positive reaction from consumers to those two Apple devices prompted us to launch the Note 4 earlier than previously scheduled. Samsung will be aggressive in promoting the Note 4 as it’s true that we are being challenged and pressured amid a difficult situation.”

Instead of seeing the device’s home-nation launch in mid-October, apparently the Galaxy Note 4 will instead be available to consumers starting September 26. That’s in three days. Clearly Samsung isn’t too pleased that the iPhone 6 Plus is doing what they had already done years ago with the first Galaxy Note devices, but reaping far more rewards for it.

Will the Galaxy Note 4 be on shelves any sooner here in the States as a result of the pressure from Apple? It’s possible. A better question is whether or not releasing it sooner would make any kind of a difference. Can Samsung’s latest phablet stand up to the threat of Apple’s iPhone 6 powerhouses?

[Source: Korea Times via 9to5Google]


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