Note 5 to launch early, beat Apple to the punch

If you’ve been holding out for Samsung’s next Galaxy Note, but were expecting to wait until its typical launch venue at IFA in September, things may turn in your favor this year.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Samsung has decided to move up the launch of the Note 5 by several weeks, to mid-August.  They state that the scheduling change is due to how close the phablet flagship unveiling would be to the refreshed iPhone launch, typically in mid-September.

It’s interesting that the iPhone launch has never stopped Samsung before, but now that Apple has a phablet to compete, Samsung may be worried about the Note 5 getting overshadowed.  If Samsung can pull off an early release, they would have the time to rack up undistracted consumer attention.

Last year, the new iPhones were unveiled six days after the Note 4 was announced.  Then the iPhones beat the Note 4 into stores by a few weeks.  It would make sense that Samsung would not want a repeat of muddied waters, especially since Galaxy S6 sales haven’t been where they’ve wanted.

The new launch event is supposedly being planned for a major US city, which is unknown yet.  Stay tuned to hear more as details develop!  A lot of us play the waiting game for that device we can’t for, so it is definitely welcoming to hear when a wait won’t be as long.

Source: WSJ