When Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were unveiled in March 2016, the two set a new pre-order record for any Samsung smartphone ever sold in South Korea. These results were further doubled by the Galaxy Note 7 a few months later, with reported figures that clocked an impressive 200,000 units in just two days.
Now, we all know what happened to the latter phone despite setting another record in South Korea’s smartphone industry. As it is, no one cares about this now that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are here. In fact, the latest reports coming from South Korea claim that the tech giant has received pre-orders of more than 700,000 for the two handsets, with the larger S8+ seeing more demand than its counterpart.
According to the report, a Samsung official said that the company had received up to 728,000 pre-order registrations as of Wednesday, up from the 550,000 units that had been recorded on the first two days. These are insane figures and if the pre-registrations continue at this pace, the tech giant is set to sell millions of Galaxy S8 and S8+ units by the time it stops accepting pre-orders on Monday next week.
Just to keep you informed, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were opened for pre-orders in South Korea on April 7, which is just a week ago. With these figures, it is obvious that the company – and fans – have put behind the Galaxy Note 7 debacle from 2016. The two phones are priced at $750 and $850 respectively, but Korea has a high-end Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which costs about $1000.
As for the other models, they keep a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage alongside an Exynos 8895 SoC or Snapdragon 835 SoC. The curved display sizes are 5.8 and 6.2 inches for the S8 and S8+ with QHD+ resolutions while the battery units keeping them alive are 3000mAh and 3500mAh, respectively. For the cameras, the back has a 12MP shooter while the front comes with an 8MP sensor.
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