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 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI

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79 Comments

79. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Great record for an Android smartphone. Note8 FTW!

56. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I still dont have my phone from T-mobile. They waited their sweet time to ship and now we have a hurricane in FL so UPS has postponed all deliveries until next week pending storm severity. Im stuck with my partially working Note 4 for a storm. Its been acting up for two weeks really bad (my Mom's Galaxy J7 Prime is faster and more dependable than my Note 4). On the bright side, and kudos to this one T-mobile rep I spoke with because I had questions about my auto pay and tethering ability on the 55+ plan I am on with my Mom. He knows what we are going through in Florida and gave my Mom and I One Plus Promo for free for the life of our account. HD streaming and 10GB of LTE tethering. I didnt ask for it, I asked him if we have tethering on our plan and he said yes but just 3G. I said np thats fine we can work with that if the power goes out and we want to look up weather and monitor security alerts on local social media on our laptops. He said no no 3G wont do, let me upgrade you free of charge, our gift to you in this emergency situation. I wish all T-mobile reps were like this because most of them are not.

42. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It's sad to see that the id fingerprint sensor is on the back which is very inconvenient. Once again Samsung prefers design over functionality. The face recognition is a gimmick, too lazy to find a way to make it really useful but nonetheless 1000 dollars. So half baked... so Samsung

43. Heisenberg

Posts: 379; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Continue crying

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So don't buy it, stop b!tching though

51. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Still the best phone out.

54. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

teddy how are you enjoying your Note 8?

60. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'll let you know when it gets here. I went ahead and ordered the real model, not the imaginary one you're getting.

62. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Poor teddy, bitter as usual. Sucks to be you.

66. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I am a little upset that I have to wait until October to get it, but that's my fault for not ordering immediately. Still, I'll have it in hand soon enough. And, you'll be pretending to have one stone enough, too.

67. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

teddy is salty. Oh well, I'll be enjoying my Note 8, but you keep telling yourself I don't have it, if that makes you feel better.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And you keep telling us you do have it if you think you might be fooling even one person.

68. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You'll love it bro, Note 8 is a beast inside and out. It's the phone that truly has, and does it all.

70. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hope so. But I already know I'm not going to like the FPS location

71. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

It doesn't do it all teddy, the new Notes app isn't nearly as good as the old S-Note app. See, I'll tell you the truth, while others haven't fully used the device and shouldn't really be reporting until they learn the new Note 8 a bit better.

73. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I completely believe you, and totally trust your advice. Next, I'm going to look for reviews of soul food restaurants by grand wizards in the klan.

76. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Wow you're so witty, your anger and salty tears have subsided!

78. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, compared to you I'm extremely witty. Pretty average otherwise. My true gift is being able to see through BS. That's why I've got your number on this whole Note 8 thing.

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO wowwwwww lol.

80. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Having had the S8 Plus since a day before it released, I'm used to it, and it's fine...and very accurate. It's crazy, but I quickly got used to not using my thumb at all. Believe it or not, on the phones with front FPS, I used my index more than my thumb, so it's not an issue. You'll get used to it quick, just register those indexes.

55. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'fingerprint sensor is on the back which is very inconvenient.' Ooh, stop with this BS. Have you ever tried to reach the FPS, on the home button, on big phone, one handed? 90% sure you would drop it.

61. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope, the FPS in the front home button is MUCH easier to reach.

74. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Not on the big phones. Bet on, you have never tried. Bending the thumb so much down, lose the grip. And gravity center out of control. If Note 8 have had FPS on the bottom bezel- you would drop it in first week

75. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I had the Note 7 and the S7 Edge. Much easier, never dropped either. However, I've tried the heart monitor on the back, and it is supremely difficult to reach. And that's similar to the Note 8 FPS placement.

82. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

To me, it allows you to grip the phone better, and naturally use the index finger. It's more simple than thumbing the front FPS.

81. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree Klinton, for me it was awkward, and I used my index finger more.

40. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

! Sent via my NOTE 8 and loving it!

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Got notification one of my gifts is on its way already. If it wasnt for BOGO, I would have past up on it. But in the end, I got 2 phones for $500. So I'm not complaining. The phone is good. Feels like a bigger faster Note 7. Almost 1GB of ram is dedicated to the OS. Another 2GB of apps and services and about 2.6GB for multitasking. I was hoping 3GB would have been available. It's been quick.

35. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's called screen dump lol

34. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

That's enough paper to make a hydrogen bomb.

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