The Galaxy Note 8 seems to be defying all expectations. According to The Korea Herald, South Korean consumers are absolutely loving the 6.3-inch phablet, as more than 800,000 units have been reserved since pre-orders went live on September 7th.
Galaxy Note 7, needed 13 days to achieve the much smaller number of 380,000 pre-orders. What's even more impressive is that the achievements of the Note 8 are really close to those of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which broke all mobile sales records in the East Asian country earlier this year.For comparison, its ill-fated predecessor, the
Last but not least, the premium phablet is achieving this despite its hefty price tag of above 1 million won ($960), which is considered a psychological barrier in the Korean market, much like the $1,000 mark in the USA.
According to Samsung, the base 64GB version currently accounts for 65% of the sales, while the more expensive 256GB edition holds 35%. The most popular color option is Midnight Black, followed by Deepsea Blue.
The Galaxy Note 8 will officially hit the shelves on September 21st in the East Asian country, almost a week later than its North American release.
source: The Korea Herald