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Samsung’s expecting the Galaxy Note 8 to outsell the Galaxy Note 5

by Josh Levenson | August 29, 2017August 29, 2017 12:30 pm EST

Samsung is aiming to sell an eye-watering eleven million units of the recently-announced Galaxy Note 8, according to DJ Koh, President of the firm’s Mobile Communications Business.

But considering the handset retails for a fraction less than 1,000 bucks in the United States—and most other regions, for that matter—we have a feeling the firm’s being a little too optimistic.

The main issue is that the Galaxy Note 8 is an incremental upgrade over the Galaxy S8 Plus; it sports a marginally larger screen and a smaller battery, which is something I find disconcerting.

Samsung is believed to have settled on the eleven million figure as it’s the total amount of units it shipped of what it’s referring to as its last Galaxy Note-branded handset, the Galaxy Note 5.

Here’s where things start to get interesting: the company achieved that figure over a two-year period. Now, however, it’s attempting to reach it in just one-year with a more expensive device.

Good luck, Samsung. We have a feeling you’re going to need it.

Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...