The sales of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in South Korea have reached 1 million units in a little over a month's time after the device hit local shelves, industry data showed on Thursday. The South Korean tech giant started official sales of the 6.3-inch phablet on September 21, selling 850,000 units through pre-orders, which kicked off a week earlier, Yonhap news agency reported.
The figure eclipsed numbers for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which managed to draw in 380,000 pre-orders.
Samsung said it also plans to add the gold-colour edition (in South Korea) to the Galaxy Note 8 products starting on Friday, which is currently available in Black, Blue, and Grey in the country.
Galaxy Note 8 is priced at KRW 1.09 million ($979). Earlier this week, Samsung unveiled Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition - its latest offering designed to meet the requirements of the enterprise market. The new handset is touted to offer PC-class support to target enterprise and SMB markets and is available at a price of $994 (approximately Rs. 64,200) via authorised Samsung channel partners in the United States.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition comes with the promise of monthly security updates for up to three years. The South Korean company is also giving a purchase assurance that the same device model will be available for purchase up to two years from the date of its availability.
Written with inputs from IANS