More than a million Galaxy Note 8 units have been sold in South Korea already

The Galaxy Note 8 has been on the shelves for just over a month in South Korea, but it's been already reported that over a million units of Samsung's best smartphone to date have already made their way to local users' pockets.

Roughly 23,000 devices have been sold each and every day in Samsung's home market, making the Note 8 one of the most popular devices locally, which hints at a rather strong momentum.

In South Korea, the Note 8 goes for a million KRW, which translated to roughly $979. Aside from the regular Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Deep Sea Blue colors, a 64GB Maple Gold color variant will be launching in South Korea shortly. With this move, Samsung surely hopes to combat the impending arrival of the iPhone 8/8Plus on the local market, which can potentially slow down Note 8 sales as Apple aims to disrupt the company's local hegemony.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Considering the higher than previous asking price, this could be an achievement for Samsung.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And considering that south korea population is only around 50 million people. that mean 1 of every 50 people is owning samsung's latest flagship

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And considering it's steep $979 price tag... Wow. Samsung's monopoly in Android is too much already.

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 715; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I don’t think it’s good numbers. Look at how many iPhone X will be sold alone over this weekend and the X costs more than the Note. I hope that Apple will transform the X into a Note competitor to show Samsung how things are done right.

13. fyah_king unregistered

How will the x compete with the note line? No s pen and no multi screen and competes with the regular S8.

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

um... just because it doesn't have S pen or multi screen doesn't mean it does not compete with the Note 8... it's a direct competitor to the Note 8/S8

18. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

... It's a direct competitor to the S8. Fixed.

23. mikehunta727 unregistered

And the Note 8 .. because both are on sale on same markets so it is a direct conpetitor

33. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

The market has nothing to do with the consumer.

49. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

so based on your logic the alcatel Pop 4+ is a direct competitor to the note series, since it's on sale in the smartphones market which happens to be the same market the note series can be found right ?

26. deleon629 unregistered

... It's a direct competitor to the S8. Lied.

36. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

No it is not. Samsung specifically marketed the Galaxy S, as the iPhone competitor. Which is why the S has a base and plus model just like the iPhone. The Note doesn't compete specifically with any phone because there is no phone like it. YOU ARE WRONG. But that doesn't stop anyone from comparing the Note to an iPhone. But they shoudlnt. I never would, The Note without the SPen would nto be a Note. It would just be another Galaxy. There is no phone Samsung makes like the Galaxy S. It is s specif model with specific features, The Note takes it further. With the pen the Note would just be another Galaxy. As the A and J are just another Galaxy.

17. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

The fact that the Note is not a for everyone icons like the X & other non phablet phones skied that they are indeed good numbers. The Note is not for everyone, iPhones are. There's a difference.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You do understand that by making a distinction like that, Samsung would be sabotaging themselves? Not only would they be making a product that doesn't garner appeal outside of a niche audience, they'd be cannibalizing their own flagship product as well. So essentially you're assuming the dudes at the top are idiots?

34. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Then why does every other phone reviewer out there agree with what I said? Everyone with common sense knows that the Note is not geared towards every person who wants a cell phone and I'm quite sure the dues at Samsung know that as well.

41. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

WTF does that have to do with my reply? Phone reviewers are reviewing a product based on THEIR interests. It's Samsung's job to distinguish the two enough that they can both stand on their own sales wise. They CLEARLY aren't doing that.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung has already done it right, considering the Note 8 is the best large phone you can get. One million in such a small country for a niche product is incredible. Deal with it.

35. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

You miss the point. Its in Korea where Samsung rarely sells 1M Galaxy Note or S devices due to their high price. But you only want to compare it to iPhone sales. You're comparing it wrong. Is why you claim its bad numbers.

47. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I don't think its a fair comparison, Samsung has to compete against dozens of OEMs that offer android system at different price ranges. With Apple they're the only ones who offer IOS, they have no competition.

48. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

haha, show whom what's done right ? show samsung how the note should be done ? are you sir in your full mental power? a note is meant to be as practical as possible, running ios is the first obstacle in achieving that, unless apple employes android in their note competitor, which as you may know, is impossible.

27. deleon629 unregistered

And considering the numerous discounts that Samsung and other vendors offer within the domestic market, I doubt the natives of ROK shelled out the full MSRP

28. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

This number is not surprising at all considering Koreans are known to have the strongest nationalistic sentiments in the world. Even if Samsung manufactured turd, they would still buy it in droves as a show of patriotism. What would be shocking is if Apple or any non Korean product sold well to Koreans.

37. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

That's just stupid. All Asians support homegrown brands first. Its why Xbox is not a hot product in Japan. The PS is. Samsung is 25% of its country GPA, makes since to support them. Samsung provides tons of technology to South Korea. Just like in the USA, Apple is well supported. Even though Samsung has a larger market-share in the US over Apple.

46. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

That's complete BS. Xbox didn't sell well in Japan because it only had a couple of JRPGs and the Japanese are not big fans of FPS games. Apple is well loved in Japan and even more so in China. In fact, there were reports of Chinese kids lining up to sell their kidneys for an Iphone. Korea is the only country that is buy our own and bash the rest to the extreme.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2276; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

These are sad numbers...

12. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Those aren't sad numbers. The sad numbers are Apple's ridiculously high numbers despite there being being better quality and less expensive smartphones available.

19. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Considering the fact that the Note isn't a cult following device actually make them great numbers.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is a sad troll attempt.

5. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

A million. Is that good? How does that compare to previous versions or to the S8? How does that relate to worldwide sales?

21. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Time for me to start calling imbeciles imbeciles. That's just a million in Korea. Not worldwide. And the fact that is not a phone that's sold primarily for social reasons makes it even better.

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