New iPhones Selling Faster Than Galaxy Note 4 In Korea

In an interesting turn of events, the WSJ is reporting that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note 4 in Korea, a bit of news that should give Samsung pause.

Pre-orders for the new phones hit 100,000 on the first day of pre-orders compared to 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4. Analyst Lee Seung-woo, an analyst with IBK Securities said that he expected the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to outsell the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 by a factor of five.

The Note 4 is Samsung’s latest large phablet and I found it quite pleasant to use. Sadly it was plagued by a minor manufacturing issue in Korea that could have turned off the average consumer.

We will know more as the iPhone begins rolling out around the world but it is interesting see Cupertino beat Samsung in Seoul, at least at this early date.