Samsung rings up 270,000 Galaxy Note 8 units in South Korea over the launch weekend

Samsung rings up 270,000 Galaxy Note 8 units in South Korea over the launch weekend
With the hoopla over the new 2017 iPhone models, some of the excitement over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 seemed to have dissipated. Still, with the device released last Friday, Samsung was able to sell 270,000 units of its high-end phablet in South Korea over the launch weekend. On Friday, three major South Korean carriers (SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus) scored 200,000 orders for the Galaxy Note 8 with an additional 70,000 sold the next day.

To put the figures in perspective, last year 160,000 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units were sold in South Korea on the date of the phone's release. Subsequently, the device was recalled after issues with the battery led several units to explode. Earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 had 260,000 units purchased on its initial launch date in the country. During the pre-order period, the Galaxy Note 8 drew 850,000 reservations compared to the 380,000 units that were pre-ordered for last year's Galaxy Note 7.

Analysts in South Korea see smooth sailing ahead for the Galaxy Note 8 thanks to the late release of the Apple iPhone X. The tenth anniversary model of the iPhone won't launch until November 3rd. One analyst, Lee Soon-hak from Hanwha Investment and Securities, says that he expects Samsung to ship up to 12 million Note 8 units, topping 2015's Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The latter sold 8.5 million handsets.

source: TheInvestor

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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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62 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Very well deserved for such extremely versatile and good value for money device. Can't wait to get my 256GB Exynos variant.

33. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

Not well deserved at all. Samsung still haven't shipped to most of the preorder customers in the US, many who ordered on Day 1 through Samsung.com with the bonuses and extra trade-in discounts for previous Note 7 owners. Instead they prioritize their stock to the retailers and carriers to maximize their chance of grabbing buys from the walk-in public who are on the fence between the Note 8 or the soon to be released Iphone 8/X. There is an uproar right now among Samsung's top Note fans as can be seen in this huge thread, mostly Note 7 owners who were already screwed by them before, including myself. I preordered a carrier version on the 3rd day of the preorder and still havent received the phone. All my local carrier/retailers have abundant supply lying around.https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/Note8QA/page/22/thread-id/564

38. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What does that have to do with his statement that the device is great, so great sales are deserved?

52. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

I'm saying it's not well deserved because Samsung is breaking promises and throwing away ethics for the sake of grabbing market share from Apple. They have repeatedly screwed over their most loyal Samsung fans who preordered the Note 8 at the very beginning. These are "REAL" Samsung buyers/owners in the U.S. that are furious at Samsung's lies and deceptions. These are not the Samsung defense force on PA that might not even own a Samsung phone but is constantly attacking Apple or whoever else.

53. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

All I understand from your post is: "I'm an impatient whiner, I can't wait for my order to arrive, Samsung should prioritize my order over everyone else's". Dude, if you've ordered it, it's on its way. Samsung didn't promise you any priority over other customers who pre-ordered the device. Go and do something else with your time instead of sitting around waiting for it.

60. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

Samsung promised to ship before 9/11 and delivered within 2 days of ship to its preorder customers. Not only did they not ship, but there were no notifications and we were all left in the dark. Also contacting Samsung will put you on hold for hours to get to a rep (if you are lucky) that provide no help, hence the huge thread on their forums complaining. Samsung has the worst customer service of any company out there not to mention the most dishonest, screwing over their most loyal Note 7 owners who were screwed twice already. But supporters of Samsung will blindly defend Samsung no matter what atrocity they commit. I just wish you guys can take Mr. Samsung's cock out of your mouth for once and understand the situation before you talk.

61. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"Samsung promised to ship before 9/11 and delivered within 2 days of ship to its preorder customers" Sources?

64. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

The link I posted above

36. Melvine999

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 19, 2017

I did use it on sep 14. 256gb + memory card 256

55. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

You say 256GB + 256GB Memory Card. 1. Where did you get it? 2. Is it an Unlocked Version? 3. What Carrier are you using it On? 4. If here in the United States, are there Any Issues about Features that you CAN'T Use? 5. How Much was it where you Bought it?

2. ATTARI_TECH

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 15, 2017

AWESOME ++KILLER DEVICE GLAD I GOT NOTE 8 ++LOVED EVERY DAY MORE AND MORE ++

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best of 2017, bar none, and including the iNotch.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Now you're just trying to rile up Mxyflashmite. You'll have to wait a bit for appl-rulz to have a conniption, he's on a phonearena sponsored vacation.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He decided to express his true feelings for me, and got nipped lol.

59. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

Don't flatter yourself, darkkmite.

25. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That's all he does in every thread...

31. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's also all the folks he targeted that at so every article. Darkk also adds relevant information, doesn't bash other brands (like they do), doesn't have multiple accounts or lie about what he owns (like them).

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don’t think we’ll be seeing mxyflashmite, either. From what I can tell, he’s on a *permanent* PA vacation.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Doesn't say banned or limited on his account page.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

42. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Am I the only one who get back early from PA vacation? sigh... :-(

58. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

I don't think you have much room to talk. Didn't you take like three vacations?

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, no, I didn't. But your Flash account was banned, and for the exact same thing that you're doing now. PA has clearly decided that you've been trolling far too much, and they dropped the ban hammer on you. They have realized that you're mxyzptlk, and no amount of deflecting and projecting from you saved your account from being banned. Now you're back again, ala Arte8800 style, and doing the exact same thing that got you banned in the first place. There really is nothing you can do or say, as I'm done with you. You were proven to be a troll, and that's why your account got banned. All you're doing now is proving what I have said about you all this time to be correct. Continue to refer to this comment when you feverently mash down those keys in an effort to hammer out one of your recycled responses, as I won't be responding to you in this thread again. I'm now just going to sit back, and wait for the phonearena moderators to ban your current account. Won't be long now.

46. hgoering

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Wow, so you feel good about yourself, being a whiny b!itch and getting another user banned?

57. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

Looks like tedkord hasn't changed a bit.

67. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope, and I never will. I'll always tell the truth here, and enjoy the pain of those like you.

18. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

iNotch... good one! haha..

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That notch is hideous man.

26. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I notch got a 8.0 score on the Verge.... Called it being in the shadows of iPhone X. Being that the guy loves iPhone he probably will give a really high rating to the X variant.

27. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Best phone I've ever used...

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