Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is set to break all sales records and become the company’s most successful phone ever.
Reports in the Korea Herald say that there were over 200,000 pre-orders in its home nation within the first two days of the phone being unveiled.
The number of pre-orders are reportedly double the amount of those made prior to the launch of Samsung’s other flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The demand for the Galaxy Note 7 is will likely be further boosted as pre-orders become available in other market, with the UK, US and Canada all set to push pre-orders in the coming weeks.
The phone is expected to be available in Thailand in the first week of September, with Thailand’s three major telecoms company already taking pre-orders and offering price reductions for anyone who signs up to a 12 month contract.
Samsung is reportedly producing 5 million Note 7 handsets so it can cope with initial demand for the when the device goes on general sale.
People have been eager to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 7 after the device was officially unveiled last month.
It comes with an array of impressive features and specs.
Included is the same 12MP camera found on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, perhaps its main feature is the new iris scanner that lets you unlock the phone with your eyes.
It also includes the trademark S Pen stylus which enables you to make notes on the screen, even when it is turned off.
Like the Note 7, the S Pen is also water resistant and can be used in torrential rain and will still work after being submerged in water up to 30 minutes.
In China, Samsung is releasing a boosted version of the Note 7 which includes 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Although don’t expect this version to be available in Thailand as Samsung has said it has only been produced for the Chinese market.
The Note 7 is of course set to go head to head with the iPhone 7, but by releasing it earlier Samsung will be hoping to get the edge on its Cupertino rival.
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