Samsung says that Galaxy Note8 pre-orders are the best ever

On August 23, Samsung announced its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy Note8. Since then, pre-orders have been available, and the company announced today that the new handset has outsold all previous Galaxy Note devices in the same amount of time.

"We’re thrilled to see the strong consumer response to the next level Note," said Tim Baxter, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics North America. "Today’s consumers want to do bigger things in work and life, and Note helps make that possible. We built the Galaxy Note8 for people who desire a device that lets them be productive and allows for self-expression."

It's worth noting (pun intended) that the Note8 has only outsold previous Notes, rather than all Galaxy devices. It seems likely that the Note8 wasn't able to top the pre-sales of this year's Galaxy S8, for which the firm also boasted record sales.

While the handset is slated to launch on September 15, those that pre-order now and choose expedited shipping can still get it before then. Those that order before September 24 will get either a Gear 360 camera, or a Galaxy Foundation Kit, which includes a 128GB EVO+ micro-SD card and a Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible.

Make sure to check out our unboxing and first impressions video of the device, and stay tuned for a review.

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