Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 turned out to be a disaster for the company. Because of the faulty batteries that spontaneously caught fire, Samsung had to recall its phablet, which resulted in the tech giant losing a lot of money, while the reputation of its brand took a real beating.

Because of the Note 7 fiasco, many thought that we might not see its successor announced and even if we did, it wouldn’t sell quite as well as its predecessor. However, it looks like these assumptions were just plain wrong. The Note series is still very much alive, with the Note 8 being revealed less than a month ago. And despite all the bad press Samsung received because of the Note 7, the new version of the high-end phablet is selling extremely well.

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Samsung has announced that around 395,000 consumers have pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea on the first day alone. For comparison, its predecessor received 380,000 pre-orders in 13 days. That’s a big difference! The company also mentioned that 65 percent of people opted for the 64 GB model that retails for 1.09 million won (around $965) and that the most popular color was Deep Sea Blue.

What’s interesting is that despite being more expensive, the Galaxy Note 8 is still a lot more popular among consumers that its predecessor. I guess that some people are willing to overlook the high price tag as well as all the Note 7-related problems for the large Infinity Display with minimal bezels and the dual-camera setup on the back the phablet comes with.

The Galaxy Note 8 could also prove to be more popular than Samsung’s S8 series

With the demand as high as it is, the Note 8 could also prove to be more popular than the Galaxy S8 series. The two smartphones received 550,000 pre-orders in South Korea in the first two days, which means that Samsung’s phablet is currently on track to outsell them. But that’s just the start. Analysts think the total number of Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders in South Korea will surpass one million, which means there’s a chance the device might set a new record.

Not everyone will be able to overlook the high price tag and the Note 7 fiasco.

It’s clear that the Note 8 is doing great in Samsung’s home country, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will prove to be more popular than its predecessor or the S8 duo in other countries as well. Don’t get me wrong, Samsung’s latest phablet is one beast of a phone, but not everyone will be able to overlook the high price tag and the whole Note 7 fiasco.

Additionally, we also have to consider the fact that the Note 8 is facing some serious competition this year. LG has recently taken – Source