Strong launch expected for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, despite fallout from the failed launch of the Note 7.

Mobile Fun, a renowned smartphone accessory retailer who specialise in cases and screen protectors, today announced record pre-orders for a Note series device. After a very successful Note 7 launch last year, Mobile Fun had expected to see a downturn in early pre-orders of Note 8 products, due to the issues surrounding the Note 7. However Mobile Fun have already seen a 30% increase in early orders for Note 8 accessories, pointing to a successful outlook for Samsung’s latest device.

Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Orders
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With a jaw dropping UK price point of £869 and $929 in the US, Mobile Fun has seen customers lean towards more protective options rather than slimmer fitting cases, as potential Note 8 owners look to safeguard their expensive device. This has also triggered a larger than average increase in the number of screen protectors being purchased, with a particular mention to the Olixar Sentinel Case which provides a Note 8 owner with a rugged case and a case compatible glass screen protector for only £29.99 or $32.49.

“With the Note 8 costing as much as it does, we’ve seen a big shift in customer trends, with many more Note 8 owners preferring a total protection option that includes a glass screen protector as standard, to guard the extremely vulnerable curved display that can be very expensive to replace.” explained Mike Hart from Mobile Fun.

“We didn’t expect to see such large volumes of pre-orders this quickly after all the problems Samsung experienced with the Galaxy Note 7″ explains Mike Hart. “It seems as though the hardcore Note series fans have stuck with Samsung, which is refreshing to see.”

“This exceptional start has seen a 30% increase in pre-orders for our range of Note 8 cases and screen protectors, compared with a very successful Note 7 launch last year” commented Hart. “This all points towards a successful uptake in Note 8 orders for Samsung, who will likely be relieved that the Note series still has legs after all of the Note 7’s issues and the considerable hike in price.”

Mobile Fun’s range of Note 8 accessories are available to purchase now and can be found on both it’s UK and US websites.

About Mobile Fun

Mobile Fun is the UK’s largest online mobile accessory retailer – offering the latest tablet and smartphone accessories. We put our success down to responding to what our customers want and our extensive range of the latest mobile accessories, teamed with world-class customer service. This has lead us to be trusted by over 4 million customers, with over 145,000 customer reviews.