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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 might not disappoint like the Galaxy S9

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 might not disappoint like the Galaxy S9

Samsung’s year hasn’t gone according to plan. Disappointing preorder numbers turned into disappointing sales for the Galaxy S9, as the company’s latest (normal-sized) flagship broke an undesirable record or two by failing to attract an audience. Although the Galaxy Note 9 won’t actually start shipping until later this week, early reports suggest that, at the very least, the Note 9 is off to a better start than its smaller, more affordable cousin.

“The number of preorders for the Galaxy Note 9 is roughly 30 to 50 percent higher than the Galaxy S9,” a local mobile carrier source in Korea told The Korea Herald on Monday. Those figures are still just 80% of where the Galaxy Note 8 stood at the same point last year, but it’s still a marked improvement over the Galaxy S9.