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Galaxy Note 7 explosions no barrier as Note 8 sets pre-order sales records

The Galaxy Note 8 has set pre-order records in the U.S. and South Korea. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Note 8 has set pre-order records in the U.S. and South Korea. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung's decision to stick with the Galaxy Note branding for the new Galaxy Note 8 appears to have been vindicated with record pre-orders for the device in the U.S. and its home market of South Korea.
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Samsung has announced that it has notched up a record number of pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 in the critical U.S. market. Although not revealing specific figures, the news of a U.S. pre-order record was bolstered by the company simultaneously announcing a new pre-order record for the Note 8 in its home market. According to the South Korean tech behemoth, it ratcheted up 395,000 pre-orders for the Note 8 on the opening day alone.

The news of record pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is all the more remarkable given that it comes on the back of the humiliating recall of the Galaxy Note 7 last year. Due to excessively tight engineering margins, the Note 7 was prone to catching fire and even exploding due to its battery short circuiting. Ironically, it appears that the extended absence of Samsung’s singular high-end stylus-based phablet may have resulted in pent up demand for its sequel. The company has also been pro-active in offering pre-order bonuses including the Gear 360 camera and a wireless fast charger in some markets that could have also helped stoke consumer interest in the device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still available for pre-order from US$929.99 and will start shipping to customers from September 15. The bonus items are still available for customers who purchase the device through to September 24.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1291 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-09- 9 (Update: 2017-09- 9)