Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sets a new pre-order record in South Korea and in the U.S.
395K Galaxy Note 8 units have been pre-ordered in South Korea over 24 hours
For example, after 24-hours in South Korea, 395,000 units of the Galaxy Note 8 were reserved. Last year, it took 13-days for the Galaxy Note 7 to hit the 380,000 mark for pre-orders. The record this year was achieved by the Galaxy Note 8 despite a steep price tag equivalent to $960 USD that was placed on the base model of the device. In case you are wondering, the record number of pre-orders placed on a Samsung handset in South Korea is the 550,000 rung up over 48-hours earlier this year by the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. At its current pace, the Galaxy Note 8 will break that record.
Meanwhile, Samsung also announced today that in the U.S., the Galaxy Note 8 set a record for the number of pre-orders received in the states by a Note phablet. In the U.S., the pre-order period has run for two-weeks with the device set to launch on September 15th.
In South Korea, the base model with 64GB of native storage is the most popular among those making pre-orders, accounting for 65% of Galaxy Note 8 reservations. The Deep Sea Blue color option is the most popular hue across all three native storage configurations. Speaking of storage, pre-orders for the version carrying 256GB of flash memory are being priced at the equivalent of $1,100 USD! Some analysts believe that by the time the pre-order period comes to an end next Thursday, one-million units of the Note 8 could be reserved in South Korea. The phablet is expected to be released on September 21st.
source: Samsung, Korea Herald