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Samsung Stoked by Demand For Galaxy Note9

Samsung Electronics Australia is claiming record pre-sales and strong first weekend sales at retail outlets for its top-of-the-range Galaxy Note9 smartphone.

The company said pre-sales have exceeded all previous records for the country over the period from August 10 to 24.

The Galaxy Note9 is now on sale in Australia for $1799 RRP after a pre-sales period that ran from August 10 to August 24.

Garry McGregor, Vice President for IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia, put the demand down to people wanting more powerful mobile devices so they could do more things with them.

“The Note9 is a complete game-changer for Samsung when it comes to power, performance, and craftsmanship. It changes what customers can expect from our devices.” McGregor said. “Updates from around the country indicate a fantastic response at retail outlets as we see more Australians adopt the Note smartphone as their device of choice.”

Australia’s major carriers positioned themselves competitively around the pre-sales launch on August 10, offering a range of plans and price discounts.

The device includes a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, and a camera enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI).

“We believe the amazing response to this product in Australia is due to the demand for premium technology that can meet the demands of our busy lives,” McGregor added.

Samsung did not disclose the number of units it had moved during the pre-sales period.