Samsung India delays Note 7 Shipments by two weeks, to ship from September 12 onwards

by Teja Chedalla 3

The biggest news around the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is about the device itself getting delayed. Yes, the company officially delayed the shipments of the device in South Korea now, after a series of the device explosions around the world. It is definitely a good move by the manufacturer as they want to ensure the consumer’s safety, but at the same time it is very annoying that issue exists in the first place.

But now according to our sources, it is expected that the shipments of the device might be delayed even in India. Well, the reason for this is not the exploding issues, but it is reported that it is due to limited stocks. Few people who have per-ordered the device are now getting the notification from the company, stating that the shipment is going to be delayed. We would like to thank our reader Yogesh Kataria, for sharing this info with us.

Galaxy Note 7 delay

As you can clearly see, the company has sent him a text message regarding the delay. Do make a note that the device was launched initially on August 2nd worldwide, which later launched by August 11th in India. So September 2nd was already very late for shipping the device, and now they have delayed it yet again. And this time, there is no official update from the company as well on this.

India being one of the most expensive markets to buy the smartphone, where they are not giving any freebies also, at least an update was expected for this by the company. Well, now we just have to wait and see when the company decides to ship the devices here in India. Stay tuned for more details on this issue, as we will update once we get any update from the company.

Earlier: As we had exclusively reported earlier, Samsung has now officially launched its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone today in India. The Galaxy Note 7 launched in India comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, same as the variant in the U.S. It is powered by the in-house Exynos processor whereas the in the U.S, it came with the Snapdragon 820 chipset. In China, the device will be launched with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

With the S Pen, the users can instantly translate into 11 Indian regional languages along with 71 other languages worldwide. It will be available in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, and Black Onyx color options, while there is also a new Blue Coral color variant in the global markets. The device is priced at Rs. 59,900 and the company is offering a new Gear VR for just Rs. 1,990 with very pre-order. It will be available for pre-order from August 22nd and starts shipping from September 2nd

Earlier: August 2nd, 2016 – Samsung had officially launched the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. The device looks same as in the leaked images and sports the same specifications as we mentioned earlier. It sports the Samsung’s edge display on the front and back of the device looks similar to the Galaxy Note5 but with slightly thinner camera bump and curved edges.

The S Pen on the new Galaxy Note 7 also comes with some new features including Magnify and Translate. It sports just 0.7mm tip that gives precise input and also mentioned to work on the wet display. With the S Pen, any video playing on the screen can be converted into a small GIF. All new IRIS Scanner and Fingerprint scanner combined with Samsung Knox increases the security and privacy of the Galaxy Note 7.

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On the front is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED dual edge display with QuadHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. The Always-On display is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display. With such a high resolution, the users can also get best out of the device using the GearVR. Under the hood is the in-house Exynos octa-core chipset clocked at 2.3GHz while in the U.S, it comes with Snapdragon 820 processor.

While the rumors suggested the device to come with 6GB of RAM, but the company only launched with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As seen on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the Galaxy Note 7 comes with an expandable storage option that supports upto 256GB. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with the latest TouchWiz UI on top.

It is backed by a 3,500mAh battery that supports fast charging on both Wired and Wireless charging. In the camera department, there is a 12MP dual pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS. For selfies, there is a 5MP sensor with the same aperture of f/1.7. These are the same set of sensors that are earlier seen on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The IP68 certification makes both the Galaxy Note 7 and S Pen waterproof and dustproof.

Since the Galaxy Note 7 comes with USB Type-C port which makes the device incompatible with earlier GearVR. The new GearVR is priced same at $100 and supports Samsung device with both MicroUSB and USB Type-C ports.

The pre-order for the Galaxy Note 7 starts from August 3rd in the U.S while the device will be available starting from August 19th. In Europe, the pre-orders begins from August 16th and the device will be available from September 2nd. With the every pre-order of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is also offering either a 256GB MicroSD card or a Gear Fit 2 for free.

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is passionate about traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @t4teja.

  • Nebu Cherian

    Great phone but priced on the high side…hope to see drop in S7 and S7 edge prices

    • Nebu Cherian

      Oh at least we have a confirmed date, hope they don’t change it further

  • Soumyajit Guha

    well that sms is not for the delay shipping rather it’s for the colour. I can tell you this because I pre-ordered two note 7 and I too received the same message but only for the black one and not for gold (pre-booked using two different mobile numbers). When I pre-booked from the store black was not available offline so had to go for gold after few days dealer called me and said that black is available but I will be getting it on or after 12 so I booked again and I received that sms on the number with which I pre-ordered the black