Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sets a new pre-order record in South Korea and in the U.S.

Last year, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled, pre-orders for the device went through the roof. Had the phone not been recalled twice and subsequently taken off store shelves, it might have become one of the most popular handsets ever offered by Samsung. This year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is smashing pre-order records set by previous Galaxy Note devices.

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

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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)

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79 Comments

1. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

That's awesome!

6. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

1) bad fps placement 2) laggy 3) same company that cheats benchmarks 4) bixby hardware button that's crap 5) too big 6) too expensive 7) curved screen? ROFL 8) small battery 9) samsung phones explode on planes 10) note 8 is synonymous with trash in the dictionary

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

You need to get out more. For real. It's sad that you would let an inanimate object get you so upset. And from your list of gripes, it's clear you've never used one before, so how is anyone supposed to take your complaints seriously anyway? Here's an idea. Act like an adult, go pick up the device, use it for a few weeks, & give us your real hands-on thoughts. Until then, STFU because your opinion doesn't matter.

72. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

He can't. He already called out that he can't afford it.

8. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

You sound hurt.

9. AxelFoley unregistered

According to Kiko007, people like you don't exist and there is no hypocrisy on his part when he's always talking crazy comments coming from one side. So, I'm going to assume this comment really doesn't exist and my eyes are lying to me.

50. dazed1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

kiko 007 is the biggest hypocrite, and apple apologist on this site.

12. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Stop crying. It's not a bomb anymore. It's a rocket flying to the moon. Up up up Samsung go.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wow, this article really rubbed sand in your lady parts.

21. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

lol, 490+ thousand in 2 days? Meh.. The BOGO deals on these will be off the roof tbh, just like the galaxy S8..

24. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sounds like you were sitting naked on the same beach as You_Don't_Say. Tell us again how the iPhone S8 will have its fingerprint scanner under the display.

44. slow00

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Regarding your last comment as far i am concerned the latest word added in the dictionary is "sheeple"..i am not trolling, google it and read the example used.

2. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Congratulations!!

53. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Just wait. They always start the news about Note like this. Those are temporary good news about Note, now. The next plot is cooking , and it will be sent to the media very soon. Like the: ''easy scratched display'', ''local locking'' BS, ''S Pen wrong way putting in'' BS ''Display gap'' BS Doctored water tests (were iphone always wins:) Doctored camera tests (were iphone always wins:) Doctored brightness tests (were iphone always wins:) Doctored speed tests, with sequence of many games, (were iphone always win) Doctored drop tests (were iphone always wins:) no matter that the back can be changed with new, but iphone's smashed back is FOREVER. Some Notes on fire(for fun) Or some NEW an ''BETTER'' ideas. lol Now they are organizing the best massive attack. Mark my word.

83. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Seems like the iTroll community is focusing hard on price this year. I really don't get why they're doing that as that's an instant fail. I guess it's just the ultimate homage from Apple to Samsung that there's really no flaw on this year's device.

3. twens

Posts: 1177; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Still not available in my country. Why is Samsung doing this to me? I’ve been away from the note line since note 3.

4. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

That sucks, where do you live?

5. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Wow! Imagine.. An overly expensive touch screen TV remote control score hundred thousands preorders few weeks after its announcement. Amazing!

63. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You've got an entire beach in your lady parts. That was in one day after pre-orders started, not a couple of weeks. And, it was in one small country, South Korea. It's only going to get more painful for you.

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

They say the same thing every Samsung preorder. 3 months later they announce sales are down......

14. AxelFoley unregistered

Actually, there is another company that has reported sales and profit declines the last 2 quarters. Samsung Electronics isn't the one. Remember your motto each year, "well, everyone is waiting in the next version."

23. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Exactly. Apple sales decline are like records compared to samsung best ever sales, BTW, there were reports recently on how well apple has being performing with sales recently.

29. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

That is not the point Bankz. Point is as spoken by many Apple lovers (I wont put names here), No1 gonna buy this tv remote also they doubted the battery life. But now see the numbers have put you all in wrong place. Welcome to the Note World :)

32. AxelFoley unregistered

Samsung sells more than Apple. Show me a report that shows something different.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? Samsung's best sales year was 430,000,000 phones. Apple will NEVER sell that many in a year...EVER! In fact I doubt Apple will sell 300M in a year ever either. But hey, am sure the iPhone Edition will outsell the Note, but not for teh first quarter, because Apple won't have enough. If this news is true, great. If apple does really well on pre-order, then great. Its their job to sell. I personally am surprised even at $1000 Korea is buy like this. Samsung hasn't had this much support at home.

64. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple has never once sold more phones than Samsung. Not ever.

45. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Cool story

15. Tipus

Posts: 875; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Butthurt trolls are still in denial :)))

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This phone is crazy nice! Anyone saying different is just a blind hater..

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm setting mine up as we speak, saving the transferred data. I'm loving it already.

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