Samsung Galaxy Note 10 pre-orders twice as many as Note 9 in one country

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 pre-orders twice as many as Note 9 in one country
It looks like the Galaxy Note 10 shapes up to be a major market success for Samsung, as the company reports higher pre-orders than the previous model, Note 9. There's a catch though, the numbers are only for Samsung's home turf, so we don't know how well the Note 10 fared in more important markets like the United States or Europe.

The numbers look quite impressive for a single country like South Korea though, as Korea Herald reports the total order volume is estimated to be over 1.3 million units, which is double that of the Note 9.

According to Samsung, the most popular model in South Korea is the 256GB Galaxy Note 10+ in Aura Glow. Just like in other countries, South Korean carriers have set certain amounts of subsidies for Note 10 customers between $230 and $375.

However, before carriers officially announced these subsidies, various retailers in the country illegally offered up to $580 for customers pre-ordering the Note 10. This obviously had a positive impact on Note 10 pre-orders by boosting sales, but we don't know to what degree.

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh
Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh

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17 Comments

1. Povea

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

This can't be true because Victor told us to withhold our $1000 and buy the untested and more expensive first generation galaxy fold.

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Not sure how much stock they allocated for Australia, but speaking to a mate who works for Samsung, most of the stock has been exhausted already! Mine was shipped today. Go Samsung!

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1610; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I still wish there was a flat version of the Note :( I kinda got over the curved screen after my S9 and switched to Mi Mix 2S just for a flat screen.

14. Jparker21417

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 29, 2019

Got mine as well yesterday. By the way, love your apple sheep avatar.

2. Tipus

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Got mine today :)

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Lucky! Mine is coming in on Thursday, What color did you get? VZW only had the 512GB in Black when I ordered.

6. Tipus

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Got Aura black , unlocked version 256gb. Only downside to unlocked is the late updates, atleast that was with my note9 :)

7. srgonu

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

If you update through smartswitch connecting to pc/mac it is as early or before carrier updates. That's how it has been on my Note8.

12. CDexterWard

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

My S10+ has been good so far on updates, but my S7 started to fall behind after a year or so and get the updates in "chunks". This is a really nice piece of hardware so hope the software (updates) reflect that too.

15. Jparker21417

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 29, 2019

Yup same here, so I settled and still got black.

3. oldskool50

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

This is a big deal in SK because everyone in SK literally can't afford the phone unless they work for the SK Gov't. Even Samsung own employees can't afford this phone.

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6777; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Most of the Canadian carriers have payment plans for the new phones now...stretched out over 2 years. Maybe they have something similar in Korea??

8. oldskool50

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

That isn't an option and I have mentioned this plenty of times. Most countries outside the US do not have a system of debt. In the US your SS# is a way to basically financially ruin you if you borrow money and don't pay it back. Here you need credit to get credit. There are carriers outside the US, that do offer monthlay plans where you can pay part of the phones cost. But you usually have to make a sizable downpayment. Sizable as in for example, in the Philippines if yiu want something like an S or Note, which for the salary of a typical filipino for $350USD per month, you would need to likely put down at least $700 and you have to cover the first months payment. Many phone require all upfront. In SK all phones are unlocked, so carriers have zero benefit over another. You basically buy a SIM card and pay for a talk and data plan, which can be pretty expensive. But since phones are unlocked, you basiclaly have to pay upfront for it. Because, nothing prevents you from basically selling the phone and cancelling your plan and simply stick another SIM card in it. That's why you have to pay for the phone upfront. Also understand, in many Asian countries, premium models are not high sellers. For example the iPhone and S models barely broke 1M sells in a country of 150M people. Asian especially don't make a lot of money. Even the best paying jobs may land you less than what is equal to $500USD per month. If you make $350 and you need to pay rent, buy food, commute to work and you have a family; that's not a lot of money. I watch my wife live that life everyday and if I didn't have a good job in the States, we would be broke.

17. Jparker21417

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 29, 2019

The median wage in south Korea is almost $60k a year ($57,000 in dollars to be specific). That is approximately $26,000 a year more than the median income in the US ($31,000). South Korean citizens are among the wealthiest in the world, You are correct about Asian countries in general but South Korea is absolutely an exception.

10. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I received both of mine today directly from Samsung. One Aura blue and one Aura Glow. All the stackable discounts were crazy this time around. Unidays discount (I think it was like $70) $50 preorder discount, 10% referral discount, 9% Ebates rebate, $600 trade in (bought 2 pixel 3's for $330 each on eBay, so $270 discount per phone) and $150 credit towards accessories, I decided to keep one and resale the other. Anyways, I prefer the Aura blue over the Aura Glow, so I'll be keeping it and selling the glow/accessories to help pay for the one I'll be keeping. I haven't had much time to play around with it yet, but I can say with confidence that the screen is the best I've seen. It's crisp, vibrant, and can get amazingly bright.

11. sun0066

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

I got mine today and so far I am not impressed, lets wait a little to see if a change my mind I remember I was more impressed with the note 9 Let's see

16. Jparker21417

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 29, 2019

You must not have had a note 8 then because those of us note nuts that had the 8 were quite bored with the note 9 as it was a slight bump in software but darn near the same phone visually. The note 10+ I received yesterday is stunning and much bigger difference compared to note 9 both software and aesthetically then it was from the 8 to 9 was

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