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Samsung Note 8 becomes best-selling Note in the US so far

Preorders are strong for the $930 stylus-equipped Android phone. That suggests a lot of people weren't scared off by the Note 7's flaming batteries.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will be available starting Sept. 15. 

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So far it looks like Samsung has recovered from last year's Note 7 flameout, new US sales data from the company shows.

The new high-end Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone is the best-selling Note in the US based on preorders so far, the Korean electronics giant said Friday. It declined to share details about exactly how many have been ordered or how well it's doing in other countries.

Samsung tried to goose sales a bit more, too, announcing that it'll offer free expedited shipping if you order before Sept. 14. If you're a Samsung fan but are wondering if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, that'll give you two days after Apple announces its new iPhone models on Sept. 12. The Note 8 will be available Sept. 15 in such countries as the US, UK and South Korea to start. 

The new Galaxy Note 8 introduces twin rear-facing cameras, includes the signature S-Pen stylus and costs a whopping $930 and up. The phone is powered by Google's Android mobile software.