About 1 in 5 people who voted in last weeks poll say they have pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy Note9. Among those who are holding back the most commonly cited reason why is the price.
The Galaxy Note8 was a bit cheaper in the US and the UK ($70 or 30 less) than the Note9 pricing. The new model comes with double the base storage and a more advanced S Pen, which probably added to the cost. Not surprisingly, 1 in 4 people are waiting for the prices to drop before they make a move.
Then there are the 14% who dont see the Galaxy Note9 as a big enough upgrade over the Note8 and prefer that one instead. There are even 9% of voters who dont care about the S Pen at all.
Anyway, its telling that only a third of voters are looking at a non-Galaxy flagship. There was a heated discussion of Samsungs custom UI vs. Android Pie. Theres a surprisingly negative sentiment against Pie, so it turns out that the Note9 launching with Oreo isnt a problem for most folks.