Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched late last month and so far, the duo is still limited to the South Korean market.
Following the launch, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were put up for pre-orders in Korea starting April 7, an exercise that went up to April 17. During this period, the company recorded over 1 million pre-registrations for the two phones, with the high-end Galaxy S8+ seeing more demand than the standard S8.
Apparently, this excess demand for the Galaxy S8 twins is causing some unrests in Samsung’s camp, with industry watchers now claiming that the result of this could be delayed shipments. According to a local publication known as The Investor, a Korean mobile carrier has mentioned that “the registration is being delayed” since some of the customers who had pre-ordered the top of the line Galaxy S8+ (6GB RAM and 128GB storage) haven’t received their units as expected.
When Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were finally made available for purchase or rather shipping, the Korean telecom market reportedly recorded an impressive 260,000 registrations, with an additional 60,000 units joining the party the following day (April 19th). As at the time of this writing, 500,000 units of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been registered by the country’s carriers and according to market experts, these stats are set to cause Samsung supply chain problems.
This could be very true if both Galaxy S8 phones maintain the same streak in other markets this coming week. The phone has been available in the U.S. for some people, but most carriers will have stocked it by the end of this month or early next month. This is also true as far as Europe and other markets across the globe are concerned. How Samsung deals with this we don’t know, but it’ll for sure be a stumbling block towards the company achieving its goals of completely erasing the bad Galaxy Note 7 memories.
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