Galaxy Note 7 breaks pre-order records on Samsung's home turf

Galaxy Note 7 breaks pre-order records on Samsung's home turf
According to a fresh report from the Korea Herald, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has smashed previous records for Galaxy phone pre-orders in the company's home market of South Korea. 

In two days since pre-orders launched locally, more than 200,000 units have been reserved in the country. The Galaxy S7 was only able to rack in 100,000 local pre-orders in two days of pre-order availability. 

Looking at the Galaxy Note 7 spec sheet, it’s easy to understand the hype: the newest Note comes with blazing-fast internals, a curved display, an improved S Pen, as well as a new iris scanning feature for unlocking the handset and authorizing payments. However, Samsung has also put in quite a bit of effort in marketing the Note 7 in its home market, which is believed to have played an important role in this record-breaking pre-orders number. 

As per the Korea Herald, Samsung is throwing in some meaningful incentives with Note 7 pre-orders. Aside from a free Gear Fit 2, a bonus that is also available in Western markets, the company is also offering 50% off screen replacements as well as a 100,000 won ($90) gift card that can be used at the Samsung Pay Mall. 

Furthermore, Samsung has also established some 2,800 ‘Note experience zones’ across South Korea. For the Galaxy S7 launch, the company established 2,000 similar zones. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is priced at 988,900 won in South Korea, or about $895 at the current exchange rates. That’s a similar price to what the Galaxy Note 7 goes for in the US. 

source: Korea Herald

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Can't wait

2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I didn't know it would go so well. But good on 'em

3. Eurethya

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

The PreOrder in Indonesia currently out of stock!

4. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

The real masterpiece....

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

10 more days to blue coral heaven.

7. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Me too bro. Jump is amazing. Only had to put down 60. What did you pick out of the 3 gifts? I took the 256gb card. Crazy space.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

256 SD bro. I have a gear fit 2 already. The 19th can't get here fast enough lol. I put down $71.00.

12. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Hell yea. 64gb for apps only and that 256gb for all my media. The wait is unbearable.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes yes YESSSSSSS! Gotta have it man!!!

13. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Amen to that! I just hope they don't run out of the Fit2's. There are ALOT of pre-orders :(

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on

17. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Sold out in dubai :/

8. SuperBatman

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 09, 2016

Here in Saudi, it only cost 2899 SAR ($773) with free case, wireless charger and level U headset.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's a good price!. I paid 779 for my Note 5 on T-Mobile. Not really happy the new model is $849 though. But at least you actually get something with the price increase. Am curious as to how much the Iris Scanner costs.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Most of the people in the US have rated the Gear Level U to be not as good as the Gear Circle. I bought the Gear Circle for the wife and I like them too. Gonna get me a pair.

10. LeonVonKaiser

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

Out of topic, but it always makes me wonder why the Korean Won has such a value in relation to other currencies. It sounds ridiculous when you see that the Note 7 costs almost 1 million...Won ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Go Sammie I kinda wish I was upgrading this year. But I am going to stick with waiting for the note 8

14. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

in my country it is a bit expensive because of tax " 780$" but it come with 1) fit 2 watch 2) 128gb micro sd 3) bein sports full package subscription for 1 year

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