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  Reply # 2074840 17-Aug-2018 13:24
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it's called gimmick.

 

 

Just because YOU put your phone in a case, doesn't mean we all do. I have NEVER had any phone in a case, nor a cover on my screen. I don't intend to start now, and the colour IS a factor in my purchasing decision. I'll be going Blue this time.


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  Reply # 2074854 17-Aug-2018 13:29
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Geektastic:

 

If nobody cared, they'd all be black, or all blue, or all white etc. Clearly manufacturers are of the opinion that people do in fact care, otherwise they would not bother going to all the additional manufacturing and so on involved in producing multiple colours and effects.

 

 

You're quite right, people do care - especially when they're dropping $2k on a device and want to keep it for several years. This year has been a bit of a sea change for colour in phones with the traditional black not necessarily retaining its comfortable #1 spot. Clear cases are popular. Huawei's pioneering two-tone designs have really resonated globally and I expect we'll see more of these.

 

The challenge for NZ comes in a combination of minimum order quantities vs. market cap/demand, and the telcos being quite conservative with exotic colours after getting burned in years past. AU got 512GB in blue, copper, and black because AU is big enough to overcome the MOQ.

 

If we could just take ~30 units in whatever colour and see how it goes, that'd be great, but it's unfortunately not that easy!





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  Reply # 2074859 17-Aug-2018 13:49
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NikT:

 

Geektastic:

 

If nobody cared, they'd all be black, or all blue, or all white etc. Clearly manufacturers are of the opinion that people do in fact care, otherwise they would not bother going to all the additional manufacturing and so on involved in producing multiple colours and effects.

 

 

You're quite right, people do care - especially when they're dropping $2k on a device and want to keep it for several years. This year has been a bit of a sea change for colour in phones with the traditional black not necessarily retaining its comfortable #1 spot. Clear cases are popular. Huawei's pioneering two-tone designs have really resonated globally and I expect we'll see more of these.

 

The challenge for NZ comes in a combination of minimum order quantities vs. market cap/demand, and the telcos being quite conservative with exotic colours after getting burned in years past. AU got 512GB in blue, copper, and black because AU is big enough to overcome the MOQ.

 

If we could just take ~30 units in whatever colour and see how it goes, that'd be great, but it's unfortunately not that easy!

 

 

I use to be always black, but then i got an s9+ in the blue and love it, will be getting another one in blue if i get the note 9.  


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  Reply # 2074915 17-Aug-2018 15:18
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I use to be always black, but then i got an s9+ in the blue and love it, will be getting another one in blue if i get the note 9.  

 

 

Yeah surprisingly enough blue is the hot colour this year in Android flagships. Blue phones never used to fly in NZ, times (and hues!) change. Dig my blue V30+. The Ocean Blue Note9 is a nice shade, yellow pen not to my tastes personally but heaps of folks are into it. Golden State and all that. Samsung are ONLY selling the blue and a lilac-style option in the US, bold move.





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  Reply # 2074916 17-Aug-2018 15:19
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I would probably stump for the 512GB model if I could get it in Blue.

 

Anyone in Aussie on the 24th? :)




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  Reply # 2074922 17-Aug-2018 15:53
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NikT:
The Ocean Blue Note9 is a nice shade, yellow pen not to my tastes personally but heaps of folks are into it. Golden State and all that.


Eww golden state, na its closer to the purple and gold of the la lakers boy!

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  Reply # 2074924 17-Aug-2018 15:56
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Yellow pen does nothing for me, I'd prefer it was in any other colour closer to that of the phone, but the Blue is absoloutely stunning.

 


The screen is said to be the best in existence in any smartphone, and I'd agreed based on how impressed I was with it, which isn't insignificant given I've owned every series galaxy flagship since 1

 

 


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  Reply # 2074955 17-Aug-2018 17:56
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NikT:

 

You're quite right, people do care - especially when they're dropping $2k on a device and want to keep it for several years.!

 

 

In theory, yes. However the majority of Note 9's bought by contributors here will be back on the market in approx 6 months when the S10+ drops (-;


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  Reply # 2074986 17-Aug-2018 19:26
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NikT:

 

tripp:

 

I use to be always black, but then i got an s9+ in the blue and love it, will be getting another one in blue if i get the note 9.  

 

 

Yeah surprisingly enough blue is the hot colour this year in Android flagships. Blue phones never used to fly in NZ, times (and hues!) change. Dig my blue V30+. The Ocean Blue Note9 is a nice shade, yellow pen not to my tastes personally but heaps of folks are into it. Golden State and all that. Samsung are ONLY selling the blue and a lilac-style option in the US, bold move.

 

 

 

 

I'm awaiting the V40 announcement and hoping for blue or red!






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  Reply # 2075015 17-Aug-2018 20:13
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nakedmolerat:


it's called gimmick.



Just because YOU put your phone in a case, doesn't mean we all do. I have NEVER had any phone in a case, nor a cover on my screen. I don't intend to start now, and the colour IS a factor in my purchasing decision. I'll be going Blue this time.



i guess you didn't read my post.

when big companies design something, they would go for something popular. obviously you are in the minority group. last i check over 80% people put some sort of case on their phone.





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  Reply # 2075018 17-Aug-2018 20:14
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Geektastic:

 

NikT:

 

tripp:

 

I use to be always black, but then i got an s9+ in the blue and love it, will be getting another one in blue if i get the note 9.  

 

 

Yeah surprisingly enough blue is the hot colour this year in Android flagships. Blue phones never used to fly in NZ, times (and hues!) change. Dig my blue V30+. The Ocean Blue Note9 is a nice shade, yellow pen not to my tastes personally but heaps of folks are into it. Golden State and all that. Samsung are ONLY selling the blue and a lilac-style option in the US, bold move.

 

 

 

 

I'm awaiting the V40 announcement and hoping for blue or red!

 

 

I'm awaiting the V40 and hoping it will have 4 x f1.6 cameras.





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  Reply # 2075022 17-Aug-2018 20:23
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My phone got dispatched by Samsung. Should get it tomorrow or hopefully Monday. I listed my s9 plus 256gb and S8 for sale on gz if anyone is keen :)

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  Reply # 2075071 17-Aug-2018 21:43
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maxeon: My phone got dispatched by Samsung. Should get it tomorrow or hopefully Monday. I listed my s9 plus 256gb and S8 for sale on gz if anyone is keen :)

 

 

Whattttt Samsung's website says they're gonna send it out on Monday the 20th. Lucky you!!

 

@NikT cough cough are we gonna get them by mid week at least? ;)

 


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  Reply # 2075073 17-Aug-2018 21:47
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maxeon: My phone got dispatched by Samsung. Should get it tomorrow or hopefully Monday. I listed my s9 plus 256gb and S8 for sale on gz if anyone is keen :)


Whattttt Samsung's website says they're gonna send it out on Monday the 20th. Lucky you!!
@NikT cough cough are we gonna get them by mid week at least? ;)

Yes. They say that but I just had a confirmation of tracking although still waiting for my another order dispatch confirmation. I suppose they are sending it out as orders are placed.

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  Reply # 2075074 17-Aug-2018 21:58
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maxeon:
fabianz03:
maxeon: My phone got dispatched by Samsung. Should get it tomorrow or hopefully Monday. I listed my s9 plus 256gb and S8 for sale on gz if anyone is keen :)


Whattttt Samsung's website says they're gonna send it out on Monday the 20th. Lucky you!!
@NikT cough cough are we gonna get them by mid week at least? ;)

Yes. They say that but I just had a confirmation of tracking although still waiting for my another order dispatch confirmation. I suppose they are sending it out as orders are placed.

 

 

What variant did you get? I'm really impatient lol I'm moving from an iPhone X to this

 

Really excited to see what Android/Samsung has to offer

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