It seems like a 512GB storage variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is in high demand, as industry data has confirmed that most users opted to pre-order that exact variant in South Korea, preferring it over a 128GB storage option. Such info was revealed as the company has started shipping out the Galaxy Note 9 units on August 21, a couple of days ahead of the phone’s official release, which will take place on August 24.
South Korea’s largest carrier, SK Telecom, has confirmed that users preferred the 512GB storage variant of the Galaxy Note 9, despite the fact it’s quite expensive, it costs 1.35 million won ($1,208) in South Korea. It’s also worth noting that users can expand that storage even further by inserting a microSD card (up to 512GB), which can effectively give you a whopping 1TB of storage. A 128GB storage variant of the Galaxy Note 9 is considerably more affordable than the 512GB storage model, as it is priced at 1.09 million won ($974) in South Korea. SK Telecom also confirmed that consumers were most interested in the Blue color variant of the Galaxy Note 9. According to South Korean carriers, pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 actually beat the Galaxy S9 (Plus) pre-orders which took place back in March, though they were not as high as for the Galaxy Note 8 last year.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was announced earlier this month in New York, and the device does resemble its predecessor quite a bit. The phone is made out of metal and glass, and it sports a curved display. The Galaxy Note 9 comes with an all-new S Pen which supports Bluetooth connectivity, and the device is available in Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 SoC variants, though their availability is region-dependant. The phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo, Samsung’s custom UI, and a 4,000mAh battery on the inside. If you’d like to know more about the Galaxy Note 9, click here.