Samsung receives record preorders for Galaxy Note 8 in just one day

- Adrian Ungureanu

Samsung announced that the combined preorders for its Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea reached nearly 400,000 units on the first day, far outpacing its predecessor, according to Korean press.

The tech giant said around 395,000 consumers applied to purchase the phablet Thursday. The figure eclipses numbers for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which managed to draw in 380,000 preorders over a 13-day preorder period. The previous device was removed from the market altogether due to faulty batteries that caused some to catch fire while being recharged.

Earlier this year, Samsung received preorders for 550,000 units of the Galaxy S8 smartphone in the first two days.

The price tag of the 64GB variant of Galaxy Note 8 stands at 1.09 million won (~$965), and that of the 256GB edition is at 1.25 million won (~$1,105).