Samsung will reportedly try everything to 'boost sales' of the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung will reportedly try everything to 'boost sales' of the Galaxy Note 9
The big day has finally arrived, ladies and gents, but Samsung has a number of reasons to fear Galaxy Note 9 sales figures will not live up to recent hype. For one thing, there are a lot of exciting high-end handsets right around the corner, including three “all-screen” iPhones and a Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a triple rear camera arrangement, flexible OLED panel, huge battery, and in-display fingerprint recognition technology.

The weak box office performance of the Galaxy S9 duo is another major cause for concern, especially considering all the similarities between the Note 9 and GS9+. Last but not least, it may not help that the device set to be formally unveiled later today has been so thoroughly leaked, including by Samsung itself.

Thus, Korean media is reporting “last-minute measures” are being pursued to “boost sales of the new phones.” One such measure will apparently see the Galaxy Note 9 kick off regional pre-orders one day earlier than previously planned, although it’s unclear if actual deliveries and physical sales in brick and mortar stores are also scheduled to begin early.

Obviously, one day isn’t going to make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things, but Samsung seems willing to try anything to maximize the Note 9’s appeal. Time is of the essence when we’ve known everything there was to know about the phone for a while now, and it might be crucial to sell as many units as possible before the new iPhone trio sees daylight.

Following today’s announcement, Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders could be underway as early as Sunday, August 12, in Korea, with local carriers likely to “embark on receiving reservations” on Monday. If history is any indication, US carriers should follow a similar timetable, with availability then expected on or around August 24.

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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)



1. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

If they want to boost sales, all they have to do is lower the price.

14. chenski

Posts: 785; Member since: Mar 22, 2015


38. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

This guy gets it.

2. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

And PhoneArena will try everything to write negative about note 9

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

They don't have to even try, there are plenty of negative stuff to write about Samsung.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, just like how S9+ beat iPhone X in monthly sales, but they didn't write anything about that.

15. c.m.s

Posts: 239; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Your memory is short... or perhaps more likely selective. ”​s-best-selling-smartphone_id105640”

44. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

So you’re comparing a phone that was recently released with a phone released in the fall of last year by monthly sales? You have to compare the sales from the date the device was released if you want a more accurate comparison. So you would compare the first month of Galaxy S9 to first month of iPhone X to really gain a full picture.

21. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"...there are plenty of negative stuff..." I knew you were six years old. The truth always comes out about how imbecilic someone is based on their grammar.

32. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

If that’s the best reply you have, clearly you are in a lot of pain.

37. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Honestly. I've never seen so much negative being written about upcoming devices. Especially really good ones. Follow the $$$.

3. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Shame on them for trying to boost sales!


Posts: 197; Member since: May 28, 2018

They should just reduce the price, that's all, no magic


Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Just give us more free stuff!

36. gigicoaste

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

there are tons of free stuff already included, still people are complaining about the price. Take Note 8 as example, so many subscriptions for free, Netflix fo half year at least and bundled with wifi headphones or docking.. nobody sees that.

6. midan

Posts: 3131; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

i can't see how it can be anything else than bad seller knowing what it offers, price is way too high for competition, this would have worked few years ago.

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung is going down so fast. Roughly on this time next year Huawei might have been over taken Samsung to be the no 1 smartphone brand.

13. gigicoaste

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

it might be, but honestly, except you and people in that company, who else cares about number of units sold? Xperia devices were perfect for me at the time I was using, despite Sony being no. 162527282 as a smartphone manufacturer. I use the note line because there is no other device on market with same functionality.. and probably I will still use it in the next 10 years, I cannot see any other device coming to offer something similar. But I understand that is pointless to share an opinion with you since you don't want to understand.. you have clear scope and ideas when you are commenting here, same as any "article" on PA.. trolling.

20. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Bravo, gigi! Touchdown.

16. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Huawei has already taken Apple down, you didn’t mention that.

23. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

On the cheap end and volume, but don’t kid yourself when it comes to profit and sales of high end phones (where Apple lives)

28. midan

Posts: 3131; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

How Huawei has taken Apple down? what i'm seeing iPhone sales a still great while Samsung sales just dropped almost 10 millions.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I still wanna see how they’re going down fast then.

25. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Huawei is trying to reach 200 million. Samsung is above 300. They will need 4 years at least

41. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO They have already taken apple, LOL But you didn't tell that, LMAO Need that butt cream now, LOL

9. ahmadkun

Posts: 670; Member since: May 02, 2016

The funny thing is samsung is not doing well by selling higher amounts but always coming on the top as the worlds biggest company shipping units, that means the note 9 shouldn't sell around 50 million units if samsung already satisfied every class in the market by giving 'em the right device for the right price, then the note 9 will be for certain people how want the the most powerful phone like me then i will not be surprised if it sold only 8 million units.

26. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

50 million? Not even s7/s7e together sold that. Note probably never passed 10.


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Where does it says SS is the biggest company.....??? Look at the top ten chart everywhere and see they’re not even close

10. gigicoaste

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I stopped reading the "article" after I saw you comparing Note 9 with other class devices. It makes sense to do a S9 vs "all-screen" (not even commas can make me to imagine the Iphone being an all screen device.. especially when are already other devices which can be called all-screen with real reason) or any other powerful device which falls in the same market segment, but not with Note! Note 9 is a niche device and no matter the way will be advertised will sale the same! Only the price can be a key factor to increase the sales. Obvious for nothing the experience in working with devices, either you are too biased or you really don't understand anything about it.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2661; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The Note series isn't a niche device anymore. It's a mainstream flagship level device that caters to a huge audience. There isn't anything niche about it.

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