South Korean sales of Galaxy Note 8 hit 1 mln units

File photo of Samsung’s president of mobile communications DJ Koh unveiled the new Galaxy Note 8 at an event in New York.  The combined sales of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in South Korea have reached 1 million units, industry data showed Thursday. – AFP photo

SEOUL: The combined sales of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in South Korea have reached 1 million units, industry data showed Thursday, a little over a month after the device hit local shelves, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

The South Korean tech giant started official sales of the 6.3-inch phablet on Sept 21, selling 850,000 units through preorders, which kicked off a week earlier. The figure eclipsed numbers for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which managed to draw in 380,000 preorders.

Samsung Electronics said it also plans to add the gold-colour edition to the Galaxy Note 8 products starting Friday, which is currently available in black, blue and grey. The release apparently came as its key rival Apple Inc. also plans to start local sales of the iPhone 8 this week.

The price tag of the 64-gigabyte Galaxy Note 8 currently stands at 1.09 million won (US$979). The 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus with the same capacity is priced at 1.07 million won here. – Bernama

 

 

 

Thursday , 02 November 2017

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