Will the loss of sales to customers out weigh the profits increase from regional price variation? I suspect that people will start to get import region unlocked phones from the cheapest region and profits will fall overall.
This is sort of good news for competitors and also bad news. Regional price variation will lead other manufacturers to lose out in the lower price markets but they will have a better reputation than Samsung...
Bad move overall as there is a development, manufacturing and shipping cost to region locking all to and maximize profits per unit. Just continue to make the best products for each price bracket and the profits will always be healthy
Gelvin, 27 Sep 2013Dude!! Don't you understand it. This is a "Mobile-tech site" and I am only talking a... moreGelvin I can understand you ..
You saying maybe samsung will be like today nokia in future.. okey .. you believe like that..I heard sumwhere. '' let your beliefs..saves you '' .
Derzemel, 27 Sep 2013so... if I have a new Samsing and move from Europe to Canada, that means I will need to buy a ... moreAs I understand it, yes. You could continue to use your Europe sim but that makes no sense. Your Canada sim won't work with it so you are better off buying a new phone.
What the f#*k??? It will only limit samsung freaks in some part of the globe from buying their choice samsung phones...its not fair, I think its pointless too
Sayed Ejaz, 27 Sep 2013Why are you always thinking about future. Think about present. Who knows me or you will di... moreIf you concentrate on your own question, you'll answer yourself. You are the one who said Samsung will "never be wrong" making a "future" prediction so at the end, it's not me but it's you who started assuming the future....
Gelvin, 27 Sep 2013@Syed Ejaz
As I said, nothing is predictable to the actual extent. You can't even say about... moreWhy are you always thinking about future.
Think about present.
Who knows me or you will die today.?
so... if I have a new Samsing and move from Europe to Canada, that means I will need to buy a new phone in Canada?
Sayed Ejaz, 27 Sep 2013Moreover samsung is not depended on only mobile phones.
Nokia is 100% depended on mobile phon... moreDude!! Don't you understand it. This is a "Mobile-tech site" and I am only talking about "Mobile phone manufacturing division".... You gotta be a bit wise before even writing that....
Besides, Samsung generates most of it's revenue from Smartphone's manufacturing division.
Gelvin, 27 Sep 2013They never went wrong because Samsung had understood in the early 2011 the key of attracting m... moreMoreover samsung is not depended on only mobile phones.
Nokia is 100% depended on mobile phones.
I would say same for Sony and LG ..they are also not only depended on mobile phones.
Instead of selling my used high end phone for peanuts, I send it back home to a member of my family. But with this new policy, it would be impossible to do that.
It's pretty easy to get to the top, but very difficult to stay there.
As I said, nothing is predictable to the actual extent. You can't even say about anything here right now. You aren't someone from the future. Beside, isn't it a Mobile-tech site in which we are arguing and what does it has to do with Fridges or Televisions?
Samsung can be like Nokia or Motorola but what if they emerge as a Monopolist, next year for the next 10 years? Therefore, instead of assuming, why can't just wait and see? Is that hard to believe?
i'm planning to upgrade my Note II to Note III,
but now it looks like i have to wait until Samsung clear this rumor.
Sayed Ejaz, 27 Sep 2013No you can use it anywhere..if you baught the phone from asia then you have to activate the ph... moreSamsung mentioned only "abroad". They din't mention if its within continent or all over world.
Gelvin, 27 Sep 2013They never went wrong because Samsung had understood in the early 2011 the key of attracting m... moreOkey even if samsung smartphone sales goes down ..samsung will never be like Nokia or Motorola ..
They are not having only mobile phones ..
Well, that rules note 3 out of my shopping list. Why should I buy a new phone when I travel home to see my family?
iawnaek, 27 Sep 2013OK,the S4 will be my last Samsung phone. Time to move on to another brand.May I recommend Sony or if you're from a developed country then Sony n HTC!
Samsung is of no more use know!
Sayed Ejaz, 27 Sep 2013Thanks.. Samsung decisions never went wrong ..will never go wrong also :)They never went wrong because Samsung had understood in the early 2011 the key of attracting market towards Samsung. They if make mistakes, can hide them in a really brilliant manner but "can never"? o.O You sound like much more of a fanboy than a logical person. Had we ever assumed about Nokia's downfall in 2005-2006-2007? No, but it happened rapidly. Therefore, let the future decide things...
Boyan, 27 Sep 2013This is so stupid, it must be a joke. Is it? Samsung? Do you want to die even before Nokia?Samsung is a strong manufacturer and won't be going anywhere for the next 3-4 years if every condition remains the same. It's just a matter of time till we see what will happen.
Now after Microsoft acquiring Nokia, who knows what waves will we see. A downward or a sloped to infinity wave or even a constant then before wave. Who knows Microsoft will also acquire Blackberry or Sony or LG would acquire it. Who knows Sony or LG became the monopolistic manufacturers or Apple make it's first 5inch smartphone.
Let the things remain for the future. There is some really interesting and exciting stuff coming in 2014 because till now, every manufacturer have understood the strategy of making $$$. We'll see even harder competition for Samsung from both Microsoft, LG, Sony, HTC? If they exclude ultrapixel thing from their device, yes.