With the company’s mobile division not performing as well as it has in recent years, Samsung is eager for both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to help turn things around. It looks like that’s what’s happening in the company’s home country of South Korea, where both handsets seem to be selling relatively well, according to reports by Korea Times and Business Korea.
According to the outlets, average daily sales have reached roughly 25,000 units for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus combined, with combined sales reaching 100,000 units a few days before they officially launched. These relatively strong sales are partly due to how Samsung priced the handsets, with the Galaxy Note 5’s 889,800 won ($750) price tag for the 32GB version seen as the lowest price point of any Galaxy Note smartphone sold up until now. In addition, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus’ starting price of 940,000 won ($780) is practically unchanged from the original Galaxy S6 Edge’s asking price.
In addition, South Korean carriers have aggressively competed against each other in terms of pricing, with an official at LG Uplus saying customers can buy either the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus for below 500,000 won ($420) if they pay the highest monthly price tier set by a carrier.
All of this is good news for Samsung, since its mobile division somewhat floundered its way through the company’s second fiscal quarter 2015. The division saw extremely marginal increases in profit and revenue quarter-over-quarter, though those numbers pale in comparison to last year’s numbers. Whether Samsung can turn things around with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus remains to be seen, though we’re sure that’s what the company hopes for.
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