It’s no secret that Samsung has been struggling to get its Galaxy S9 into the hands of customers. While the company has still sold a ton of phones, the numbers were pretty disappointing compared to the company’s other devices. Now, apparently, the Galaxy Note 9 is already blowing it out of the water.

Samsung’s latest flagship is set to go on sale later this week, and pre-orders have been open for several days at this point. According to a South Korean carrier, though, pre-orders for the “new, super powerful Note,” are already 30-50% higher than that of the Galaxy S9 (via The Investor, SamMobile).

While that’s not beating out the Galaxy Note 8’s numbers as Samsung hopes will happen, it is pretty noteworthy and is a bit of a testament to how minor upgrades don’t always work out. The Galaxy S9 refined an already great smartphone, but the Galaxy Note 9 brings useful upgrades across the board while delivering those same refinements. Clearly, fans are willing to put their money down for those upgrades.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author