The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512 GB model, despite being much more expensive than the base 128 GB model, is turning out to be the more popular version, according to preorder figures.
The 512 GB model of the Galaxy Note 9 was leaked ahead of the smartphone's official unveiling at a Samsung Unpacked event. The expanded internal storage, apparently, is a popular feature among diehard Samsung fans.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Preorders: 512 GB More Popular Than 128 GB
Samsung will roll out the Galaxy Note 9 on Aug. 24 with two internal storage options of either 128 GB or 512 GB. In the United States, the 128 GB model is priced at $999.99, while the 512 GB model is priced at $1,249.99.
Galaxy Note 9 preorders are steadily coming in, and according to a report by The Korea Herald's The Investor, there is something interesting going on in Samsung's home country of South Korea.
The report claims that according to industry data, more than half of customers who preordered the Galaxy Note 9 in South Korea have opted for the 512 GB version over the 128 GB version. This is despite the price difference of about 260,000 won, equivalent to about $233, between the two models.
Customers may also be choosing the 512 GB model of the Galaxy Note 9 due to its higher RAM of 8 GB, compared to only 6 GB for the 128 GB model. Users may also enjoy as much as 1 TB of storage on the Galaxy Note 9 512 GB version through its microSD slot.
The expectation was that the higher price point of the 512 GB model will keep sales lower compared to the 128 GB model, but it appears that Samsung fans are willing to pay in exchange for more storage and RAM.
The report also revealed that the most popular color for Galaxy Note 9 preorders was blue, and that preorders for the smartphone have been better than the Galaxy S9, but worse than the Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: The iPhone X Killer?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs and features include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, a longer battery life, an AI-powered camera, an upgraded S Pen stylus, and Bixby 2.0. The Galaxy Note 9 screen also recently received the highest ever score from DisplayMate, the industry standard when it comes to testing displays on various electronic devices.
Will the Galaxy Note 9 prove to be the iPhone X killer that Samsung has been waiting for? Only time will tell, but at least in South Korea, the smartphone is already off to a good start.