Pre-orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s latest premium smartphone Galaxy Note 8 are the highest among the Note series, the tech giant’s mobile chief said .
Samsung is betting on the Note 8 to keep its market dominance as it competes with rival Apple Inc’s latest iPhones due to be unveiled .
The Galaxy Note 8 goes on sale on in the United States, South Korea and other countries.
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker by market share, has received positive feedback on the Note 8 following pre-orders from about 40 countries, said DJ Koh, President of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications Business.
Priced at US$930 to US$960 by US network carriers, including a dialing and data plan, the Note 8 will kick off a new era of premium-priced handsets, which analysts expect to be joined by US$1,000 plus iPhones.
Source :International Newspapers