Samsung to start producing Galaxy Note 7 next month, says report
OREANDA-NEWS. June 17, 2016. Samsung may ramp up a hefty supply of its Galaxy Note 7 for an August rollout.
The South Korea-based electronics maker will reportedly manufacture 5 million units of its next stylus-based phablet for its initial supply, tech news site ETNews reported Thursday, citing an anonymous industry source.
For last year's Galaxy Note 5, Samsung produced 5 million units for an entire quarter. A larger initial supply of the Note 7 would indicate that the company expects better sales of this year's model.
In recent years, Samsung has struggled with weaker smartphone sales. But heavy demand for the Galaxy S7 smartphone helped revive Samsung's fortunes, triggering a 12 percent jump in earnings last quarter. The company may be counting on that same mojo to carry over to its next Galaxy Note device.