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Pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 not doing as well as expected

By Cookie Monster - on 8 Mar 2018, 12:00am

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 not doing as well as expected

The Galaxy S9 might not be doing as well as the company has expected. 

Industry sources told Yonhap News Agency that the pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 are about the same or slightly lower than the Galaxy S8. Sources from the Korean telcos reportedly said that customers are "less enthusiastic" about the Galaxy S9. 

"Customers may be finding the Galaxy S9 not much different from other smartphones," an insider from a local mobile carrier said. "The popularity and customers' interest are not as high compared to the previous model." 

Oddly, Samsung did not reveal the pre-order numbers for the Galaxy S9. It did share the numbers for the Galaxy S8 (550,000 units in two days) and Galaxy S7 (200,000 units in one week). Just a few days ago, a South Korean report claimed that pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 were below expectations in the country. 

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets were unveiled on 26 February and they quickly garnered positive reviews from DisplayMate and DxOMark. The Galaxy S9 models are rated to have the best display and camera in any smartphone today. 

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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