According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, presale figures for the new iPhone in South Korea is approaching 100,000 Units, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is estimated to top 30,000 units over the same time period. This is significant given that this is Samsung’s home turf and the addition of the larger displays to the iPhone models are likely to increase its market share in the country.
“But with Apple piggybacking on Samsung’s large-screen strategy, there are concerns that Samsung will lose its only advantage, which has been its large screen sizes,” said Lee Seung-woo, an analyst with IBK Securities in Seoul.
The breakdown of pre-orders according to the WSJ is as follows:
KT Corp. and LG Uplus are also taking further presale orders. The iPhones will be made available on store shelves and for customers from Oct. 31, the report said.