People can’t wait to get the Note 9 as pre-orders beat the Galaxy S9

People can’t wait to get the Note 9 as pre-orders beat the Galaxy S9
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 will be on the market in a few days and it seems it will hit the ground running, at least in South Korea. According to information from a local carrier, pre-orders for the new device have been between 30 and 50% than those for the Galaxy S9. While that’s a pretty significant increase, there are two factors, contributing to the difference, that should be noted.

First, of course, is the fact that we’re talking about Samsung’s homeland. It’s expected that people there will be more excited about its newest product, after all, the company has more than 50% of the smartphone market in South Korea, compared to around 25% of the US one.

The second one is the fact that the Samsung S9 was far from a best seller for Samsung, so beating its preorders is not a big achievement.

When compared to the previous member of the Note family, preorders for the Note 9 are about 20% below the ones for the Note 8. That also shows a bit of a skewed picture, because the Note 8 came after the Note 7 battery fiasco that forced most Note 7 owners to give up their devices. Naturally, when the Note 8 came out, fans of the line were eager to get the replacement.

We should also keep in mind that the Note 9 starts with a higher price, in the US the cheaper version will retail for $999 with a contract, while Amazon is taking pre-orders for the unlocked version, starting at $1,078. Having a high demand for the device, despite the steep price, is good news for Samsung.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available for purchase starting August 24, so it won’t be long before we see how it fares in the States.

via: Sammobile

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. Humanoid

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4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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5. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

The Price is too got damn high!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As Flossy Carter would say.

14. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Rofl one of my favorite reviewers.... Flossy Carter.

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8. midan

Posts: 3131; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Galaxy S9 pre-orders in Korea are 30% lower than the S8 preorders in 2017 "According to reports from Korea, pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 in Korea are 30% lower compared to the pre-orders of Samsung's Galaxy S8 in 2017. Yonhap news says that Korea's three largest carriers distributed only 180,000 GS9 phones, while at the same time last year these three companies distributed 260,00 GS8 phones." It looks like Note 9 preorders are quite low, not surprised

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I called Otterbox and they ran out of the Defender series cases for the Note 9, and recommended I try Best Buy or a carrier to get a case. The guy said they weren’t expecting as many ordered as they got.

10. thedizzle

Posts: 202; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Sounds like a nintendo response about not having stock hah

11. geordie8t1

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

the price is to high for a mobile phone for sure, but in the uk at least i got an excellent trade in deal, my note 8 and 324.99 gets me the note 9, i wasnt going to upgrade but at that price you cant complain, im eager for bigger battery, bluetooth s pen and tweaked camera, aside from that its a very similar phone i get it, but still a beast and a powerhouse for me :-)

15. Blazers

Posts: 767; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Next year, your Note 9 +500 will get you the Note 10/X or whatever they call it.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’m so ready for mine. My preorder says the 23rd, and that date can’t come fast enough.

17. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Mines shipped......

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