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MobileFun: Galaxy Note8 pre-orders are 30% higher than Note7

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note8 with Infinity Display last week and pre-orders are already open. According to MobileFun, one of the biggest online retailers in the UK, those about to own the new flagship ordered 30% more accessories compared with the Galaxy Note7 a year ago.

The Galaxy Note8 costs 869 SIM-free and owners are making sure the expensive gadget stays safe, says MobileFun. Instead of slimmer fitting cases, users went for the more protective options including a combo of a rugged case and a compatible glass screen protector in the 18:5 display.

According to the retailer, increased interest in pre-orders of Note8 cases and screen protectors correlates to a strong spike in Galaxy Note8 orders. Such large volumes of pre-orders came as a surprise for the company that expected a little more hesitation. MobileFun says that the hardcore Note series fans have stuck with Samsung, which is refreshing to see.