Reports were circulating over the weekend regarding a record number of pre-orders in Korea for Samsung’s latest flagship, the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 successor: Galaxy Note 8. Samsung later confirmed in a blog post that it has seen “Its Best Note Pre-orders with the New Galaxy Note 8.” This should have Galaxy fans excited!
The Galaxy Note 8 is arguably the comeback phone of the year. It has received much high praise despite its somewhat familiar design and high price tag. Fans are falling in love with it, so much so that $1,000 has become worth spending on a smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 8 is not exactly the phone for everyone. It’s display is super large and packed inside are so many features, many that you’ll probably never use. “Do Bigger Things” is the modem behind Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note, as Samsung has looked to target business customers and those looking to do more like edit documents on the go from only their smartphone. The message seems to have resonated well with a large handful of customers, because previous Galaxy owners are upgrading and those from other brands are making the switch over.
In the United States with most variables equal, Samsung has received more pre-orders (with a week still to go) than those it received for any Galaxy Note smartphone in the past. In other words, pre-orders hit a record high in the US for a Galaxy Note from Samsung. Even Galaxy Note 7 buyers seem to have regained trust in the brand despite what nearly took lives last year.
The Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung’s new collection of accessories go up for sale beginning Friday, September 15, meaning you’ll be able to buy the phone in stores and take it home with you that day. Pricing, and of course the perks and freebies, will vary by your carrier or retailer of choice, so I recommend taking a look at this post where we’ve summed up everything neatly for you before going shopping. Samsung reported positive results last quarter, but given the high-level of competition that’s about to crowd the market, it’ll be a challenge to string a few more together.
Still deciding on a phone to buy? Meet the best alternatives for Galaxy Note 8 here, our list of best Android smartphones of 2017 thus far.