Samsung is now shipping pre-ordered Galaxy Note 9 units throughout the United States, with numerous American consumers taking to social media and Reddit to confirm they already received their new Android flagship earlier today or were at the very least given confirmation that their device is now en route to being delivered and will arrive no later than Wednesday. Only the American branch of Samsung has so far been confirmed as shipping early pre-orders, though the firm's carrier and retail partners are likely to follow soon. As was the case with the last several major mobile releases from Samsung, everyone who placed an advanced order on the Galaxy Note 9 in the U.S. should have their new Android device by the day of its official release – Friday, August 24, in this case.
The Galaxy Note 9 is still being offered for pre-orders alongside a wide variety of freebies and promotions that are much more aggressive than the deals Samsung and its partners attached to the Galaxy S9 line earlier this year. That state of affairs was likely prompted by weaker-than-expected sales of the Galaxy S9 series which Samsung itself admitted led it to launch the Galaxy Note 9 earlier than previously planned so as to attempt reigniting the momentum it lost in the mobile industry over the first half of 2018. Recent reports suggest the Galaxy Note 9 already surpassed the Galaxy S9 in terms of pre-order numbers in Korea, indicating similar achievements may end up being recorded in other markets around the world as well.
Anyone who pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 9 directly from the U.S. arm of Samsung Electronics can check the status of their order on Samsung.com. Some customers are reporting that while devices are ready, their pre-order bonuses of choice are still in the process of being secured. The Snapdragon 845 variant of the Android phablet starts at $999, with the more premium model featuring 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space being priced at $1,249.
Time to get my Note9 on!! pic.twitter.com/7RMheSuoUP
— Chris W. (@RuxpinsRevenge) August 20, 2018