It was revealed just today that Samsung’s new handset was pre-ordered a whopping 650,000 times over five days and across approximately 40 countries, according to Reuters.
The turnout also bodes well for the Note name, which was put in jeopardy last year when the ill-fated Note 7 was recalled worldwide for volatile battery issues.
Samsung for life
Despite the Note 7’s reputation-damaging recall, Samsung fans didn’t seem to waver. Out of 5,000 Note users Samsung polled afterwards, an impressive 85% reportedly said they’d give the brand another chance.
The Galaxy Note 8 hits store shelves in the US and UK this Friday, September 15. The phablet releases in Australia a week later, on September 22.
In the meantime, Apple fans (as well as the 15% of Note owners from the poll looking for an alternative) will have a lot of options to consider later this year.