Samsung’s latest smartphone the Galaxy Note 8 which is the successor to the ill-fated Note 7 is likely to hit the market on September 15, the South Korean company announced.
Now the company’s mobile chief DJ Koh, told The Investor that his company expects to sell more Galaxy Note 8 units than the previous model, the Galaxy Note 5. While positioning the Galaxy Note 8 as a productivity-focused device, Koh said that Samsung was aiming to sell more than than the previous model, the Galaxy Note 5 that had sold 11 million units.
‘The Note 5 sold 11 million units. I think the Note 8 would sell more than that,’ Koh told The Investor. But the shipments could be adjusted because we still want to sell more Galaxy S8 phones. It appears the South Korean company is aiming to sell nearly 48 million units of the new flagship device, and so far the Galaxy S8 sold around 15% more than the Galaxy S7.
Samsung started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 8 in key markets on August 24 with prices starting in the UK starting at £869 and from £32.58 per month via Samsung Upgrade Programme. Whereas in the U.S. the device may sell unlocked, from $930 and over €1000 in Europe, making it one of, if not - the most expensive Android smartphones ever released.