Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have just been launched and even though pre-orders are already available in quite a number of markets across the globe, the phone will not be available until later next month.
This is not new from Samsung – announcing a product and following it up with the official release after a few weeks. With the expectations the company has for the two phones, including the potential to rack up more sales than the highly successful Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the company cannot afford to mess up anything, including the phones’ supplies.
Last year, Google unveiled game-changing smartphones in the shape of Pixel and Pixel XL. These two are without a doubt up there and in fact, there are those who’d still pick the Pixel phones over the new and stylish Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, one thing that has been a big issue for the Pixel phones is their limited availability.
Getting hands on the Google Pixel or Pixel XL is a huge problem for fans out there. While you can be lucky to be able to pre-order the phones, shipping could take weeks or even months, as it has been the case for some unhappy users. This could eventually hurt the income the Pixel phones generate by the time the Pixel 2 is here and Samsung is not about to let the same issue affect the forecasted income for the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
To ensure that it doesn’t face the same issues as the Pixel phones, Samsung has moved in to assure fans that there will be plenty of units to buy. Apparently, the first batch will see a massive 20 million units manufactured in a bid to ensure that no supply issues hit the phones. This means that wherever you are, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be readily available without any shortages, which could just be what the company needs in order to beat the sales made by the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as well as bounce back from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
Despite the promise for zero supply issues, the only issue that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ buyers could have is the pricing. The former has a price tag of $750 while the latter comes in at $100 more for the U.S. market, but these might vary depending on the market.