Samsung Galaxy Note 20 pre-order numbers down on Galaxy Note 10 figures but still reach 1.17 million at the halfway point thanks to the Mystic Bronze Ultra
It seems that Samsung fans in South Korea have not been put off by the high price tags of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, as hundreds of thousands of the smartphones have already been pre-ordered. According to a report from ChosunBiz (via SamMobile) the current figure of Galaxy Note 20 pre-orders stands at an impressive 1.17 million units. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 managed to reach a total of 1.3 million units booked when it went through its pre-order phase in 2019.
Perhaps surprisingly, especially when considering the state of the global economy and the wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the more-expensive Note 20 Ultra variant that has been pushing the outstanding pre-order numbers. Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has accounted for 65% of the total so far, with the Mystic Bronze model already selling out. With prices in South Korea set at 1,199,000 won (US$1,010) for the Galaxy Note 20 and 1,452,000 won (US$1,223) for the Ultra model, it’s a stunning achievement by Samsung to have secured so many pre-orders.
As has been pointed out, although there are still a few days left in the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 pre-order period, the new devices may not beat the 1.3 million tally managed by the predecessor Note 10. It’s likely pre-order numbers will drop drastically over the final days as the official release date of August 21 grows closer. The Note 20 series utilizes the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor in devices headed for the USA and China while customers in Europe and other countries will be treated with a Galaxy Note 20 sporting a Samsung Exynos 990 chip.