Samsung Malaysia has some bad news for those looking forward to the launch of its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, in Malaysia. Due to “global supply constraint”, the company is pushing back the device’s availability to September 2016.
This certainly comes as a surprise, as the company had been gearing up for a local launch next week with a successful pre-order campaign that saw 4,000 units snapped up in hours.
Samsung will, however, honour all pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7, and will fulfill the orders when the product arrives in the country.
It also comes as a disappointment that the Malaysian market has now been pushed back from the first wave of global launches; to date Samsung has not announced delays in other markets.
The following is the statement sent to members of the media by Samsung Malaysia Electronics’ Vice President of IT and Mobile Business Unit, Lee Jui Siang:
Dear Media friends,
With the success of the recent global preview of Galaxy Note7, Samsung is experiencing a global supply constraint in meeting the demands of market launches. Hence, Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd will be rescheduling the Malaysia launch to September 2016.
For all Galaxy Note7 fans that have purchased from Samsung Malaysia pre-order site and participating partners on 8th-10th August 2016, please be informed that all orders will be honoured and fulfilled as promised.
Samsung is most appreciative of your kind understanding and continuous support.