Apple’s new iPhone 6s is scheduled to hit the South Korean market on October 23rd of this year. But apparently, Samsung (which is based in South Korea) wants to give its fierce rival as competitive a welcome as possible. That is why the South Korean phone maker is releasing its Galaxy Note 5 phablet in two additional colors -- one in pink gold and the other in titanium silver. Of particular note is the pink gold variant of the Galaxy Note 5 device, which appears to be a direct dig on Apple’s rose gold edition of its iPhone 6s handset. Although Samsung is releasing the new variants of its Galaxy Note 5 device in South Korea for now, it is widely expected that the company will also introduced these additional editions to other markets in Asia in the following months.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 has enjoyed very warm reviews from industry watchers and tech bloggers alike. The general consensus so far is that the mobile device truly delivers in terms of its strong build, quality of camera, and impressive display screen (as a matter of fact back in August earlier this year, DisplayMate conducted laboratory tests on the Galaxy Note 5 and declared the handset’s display screen as the best ever tested). The introduction of two new variants should add more buzz to the device which has already garnered solid early reviews. To date, the Galaxy Note is now made available in a total of five colors, which include the original gold platinum, black sapphire, and white pearl.
For Samsung, providing two new reasons for people to buy its Galaxy Note 5 device, even in its home country, sounds like a wise move, especially when one considers how good Apple’s new iPhones have been selling lately. In fact, during its opening weekend (in the later part of September this year), Apple sold a staggering 13 million units of its iPhone 6s devices around the world. It was a record turnout for Apple, whose previous best opening weekend sales was for last year’s iPhone 6 devices, which sold 10 million units on the first weekend of availability.
Obviously, Samsung does not want the same thing to happen in its home court. Competition notwithstanding, the South Korean also has other things to worry about. First of all, the company has been going through a sales slump in the last few quarters, with its sales figures and market share continuing to shrink in the last number of months (seven straight quarters of falling earnings, to be exact). And industry watchers are even forecasting more tough times ahead -- market analyst TrendForce says that the South Korean mobile giant’s total smartphone shipments for the year will see a 1 percent drop from 2014, marking the first time ever that Samsung is facing a drop in annual sales figures. Samsung is still the global market leader, yes, but for how long, considering the rate its sales and market share are decreasing. Will the introduction of two new variants, as well as the unveiling of its new Tizen powered smartphone Z3 be enough to reverse its fortunes?
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