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Galaxy Note 8 sales top 270,000 units on first weekend

Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 last week in a handful of countries across the globe. The handset was also released in its home country of South Korea. A new report out of the country reveals that Galaxy Note 8 sales crossed 270,000 units on the first weekend.

The initial response to the Galaxy Note 8 had been promising. Samsung was seeing its new flagship handset break pre-order records. That’s just what the doctor ordered after the fiasco that was the Galaxy Note 7.

Industry data from South Korea shows that Galaxy Note 8 sales crossed 270,000 units on the first weekend. The nation’s top three carriers received 200,000 new subscribers for the Galaxy Note 8 on September 15. SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus then received 70,000 additional subscribers the following day.

These 270,000 Galaxy Note 8 sales account for 32 percent of the entire 850,000 pre-order volume that Samsung saw in eight days from September 7. The new flagship’s initial performance is better compared to its predecessors. The Galaxy Note 7 brought in 160,000 new subscribers on its first day. The Galaxy S8 lured in 260,000.

The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to continue this momentum in the coming weeks. Analysts don’t see the iPhone 8 making much of a dent in its sales. However, the situation is likely to change when the iPhone X arrives this November.

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