The pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 easily overtook those for the s9 as consumers flocked to buy the recently released phablet.
S9 offered the yearly upgrade over the S8 but it seems that was not enough to convince the user that the upgrade is worth it. While the impressive back camera aperture was capable of spectacular slow-motion videos, many users believed that the camera update should have shipped with the S8.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Desirable Features
Among the features that made the Note 9 so desirable, we can count the increased storage and battery. The addition of Bluetooth support for the already stylish S-Pen was also a big plus for the loyal fan base.
But what do the raw numbers tell us? According to some mobile carriers, the pre-order demand for some regions has increased by a whopping 50%, which is great news for the mobile division. If we take a look back at previous years, the numbers do not remain very impressive, and the Note 9 may not reach its target sales after all.
The pre-orders are said to be almost on par with those of the Galaxy Note 8 in many regions. It should be remembered that Note 8 sales were almost surely affected by the notorious scandal following the battery flaws of the ill-fated Note 7.
It remains to be seen if the enthusiastic sales will continue in the following months, as it is well-known that most people are more inclined to wait until a device is reviewed before they buy it. Reviews have been positive, with many critics considering that the device is a substantial improvement over the previous model.
The main inhibitor for many potential clients is the steep price. Without a contract, the device starts at $1,000 and it goes up to $1,250 for the most expensive variant.
It remains to be seen how popular it will be in the long run but for now, it seems successful.