Galaxy Note 9 is beating the Galaxy S9 in more ways than one

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 at the start of the month – the new phablet features a whopping 4,000mAh battery, up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage on the most expensive model.

This trumps the South Korean tech giant’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ that came packing smaller batteries, less internal storage and not as much RAM.

But it appears the Galaxy Note 9 is also beating the S9 and S9+ in a vital area that will surely please Samsung.

Ahead of its highly-anticipated release, the Galaxy Note 9 appears to be bettering the S9 in terms of pre-order numbers.

According to The Investor, that cited a source from a mobile carrier, the Note 9 could be seeing up to 50 percent more orders ahead of launch than the S9.

The source said: “The number of preorders for the Galaxy Note 9 is roughly 30 to 50 percent higher than the Galaxy S9.”

The data reflects the Galaxy S9’s pre-order figures in the run-up to its respective launch.

Most notably the source did not clarify whether the numbers were referring to the smaller S9 alone or including its bigger brother.

However, the insider admitted the Note 9 was not doing as well as the Note 8 ahead of its release.

They insisted the Note 9 is witnessing “80 percent” of pre-orders compared to its predecessor.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched back in March and touted a revamped camera system and a better internal processor.

But since its debut the flagship has seen “slow sales”, according to Samsung.

In a recent report detailing its second quarter results, the tech firm declared: “Amid the stagnant high-end smartphone market, the IT & Mobile Communications Division reported a drop in earnings, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter, over slow sales of the Galaxy S9.

“The network business, however, achieved solid growth led by investments in LTE networks by key global customers.”

Back in July it was confirmed the S9 and S9+ were failing to keep pace with the S8 and S8+ during their respective first months on the market.

Analysts spoke with Reuters at the time and blamed the hardware’s lack of “technological wizardry” for the soft sales.

Although loved the Galaxy S9, labelling it the “best Galaxy ever”, we ultimately admitted the hardware was more concerned with being iterative than pushing smartphone boundaries forward.

The Note 9 is launching this week and hopes to continue its promising sales by wowing Samsung fans with its colossal screen, huge amounts of internal storage and battery capable of delivering a day of usage.

Two version of the phablet will be sold; one will come with 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM while the other will tout 512GB and 8GB of RAM.

The former will be sold for £899 while the latter will retail for £1,099.