The exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle is all but forgotten by now, but Galaxy Note 9 sales haven’t been as robust as previous models. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been more popular with stronger sales, but even those were a bit disappointing for Samsung with lower than expected Q2 sales. It’s a highlight, however, that the Galaxy Note 9 has now surpassed one million units sold in South Korea after 54 days on the market.
The Galaxy Note 8 that followed the Note 7 disaster and permanent recall sold one million units in only 48 days in South Korea. That device did represent a comeback for the flagship line and we’re only talking about a six-day difference, but by most accounts, the Note 9 hasn’t met sales expectations. Global sales are obviously much higher, but we won’t have a better picture unless Samsung releases sales figures. Apple’s release of larger smartphones, including the new iPhone XS Max, is likely taking a bite out of sales as well.
As is often the case with flagship devices, new colors were introduced after launch to help reignite interest and promotions will undoubtedly pop up to further boost sales. Notwithstanding a (very) high price tag, the Note 9 is still one of the best smartphones on the market.