The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reports great pre-order numbers on all fronts. South Korean giant Samsung says that the new flagship phablet broke the previous pre-order record for a Galaxy Note in the US.
Samsung also states that interest for the device is strong in India as well.
It seems the relatively high price did not deter fans of the S Pen – the new model costs $930 SIM-free while the Note7 was $850. Samsung is already shipping phones to some of those who pre-ordered while general sales will start on September 15.
We have more concrete numbers from India – 250,000 people registered interest. Of that, around 150,000 are on Amazon. The country will get the new flagship earlier than most – tomorrow.
As for other regions, MobileFun reported that Galaxy Note8 pre-orders in the UK are 30% higher, South Korea clocked 400,000 pre-orders in a day (for comparison, the Note7 reached 200,000 in two days).