Samsung has sold out of Galaxy Note 7 devices in the UK one week after pre-orders begun.
The manufacturer has reported that its entire pre-order allocation of the new handset has sold out, stating that registrations for the new device exceeded that of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
The highly anticipated Note 7 launched in the UK earlier this month on pre-order, with Samsung claiming at the time that it had already exceeded the manufacturer’s expectations.
The launch marked the first time in two years that a Note device was sold in Europe. The handset was well received by the UK dealer channel, with many predicting it would ‘steal a march’ on Apple and boost sales.
Following on from the Note 7’s sell out success, Samsung has said it will release device across Europe in phases. Conor Pierce, VP of IT & Mobile Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland, confirmed the UK will among the first to receive the Note 7 once it goes on general sale.
‘We’re focused on fulfilling as much of the anticipated demand as possible and given the excitement surrounding the return of the Galaxy Note to the UK, are delighted that we will be amongst the first in Europe to be selling the device from 2nd September.
‘The public response to the new Galaxy Note7 is testament to the demand for a beautifully-designed smartphone with purposeful, advanced technology that provides real benefits. The S Pen has always been core to the Galaxy Note series’ appeal and the stylus has been refined with smarter features that make it faster and easier than ever to create and share ideas, while new innovations such as iris scanning make the Galaxy Note7 the most secure device to date allowing you to unlock your phone with just a glance.’