It seems that despite the huge hoo-ha concerning the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets back in 2016, it did not damage Samsung’s reputation as much as you might think. In fact if anything, it seems that Samsung’s reputation has remained intact as proven by the number of Galaxy Note 8 handsets that have been pre-ordered in Korea.
According to the latest figures shared by Samsung, it seems that over in Korea alone the Note 8 has managed to hit 800,000 pre-orders so far. This is pretty much double of what was previously reported which was about a week ago, so for Samsung to double the number of pre-orders is indeed very impressive.
As to how this compares to its predecessor, it seems that the Note 7 only managed to draw in 380,000 pre-orders in the first 13-days. It is actually amazing that the Note 8 more than doubled that figure in about half the time, although we guess that there are probably a good many Note 7 customers who might have been part of the Note 8 pre-orders as well, plus the publicity from the exploding phones probably did help as well.
So far reviews of the Note 8 have been largely positive, what with the larger display and the bezel-less design. The Note 8 is currently set for a release on the 21st of September with pre-orders currently being accepted in various parts of the world.