Despite all the issues that came with the Galaxy Note 7, the hype that we have seen throughout the build up to the launch of both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is enough to suggest that many people have put this disaster behind their back.
Apparently, folks at Samsung seem to have been keeping tabs on this hype and as a result, they have pretty awesome expectations for the 2017 flagships. If all goes according to plan, the South Korean tech giant believes that Samsung Galaxy S8 will receive more pre-orders than what the Galaxy Note 7 managed.
After the March 29 launch, the company will put up the Galaxy S8 and S8+ for pre-order starting April 7 all the way to April 17, with early shipping beginning the following day. During this period, there will be some subsidy plans to take advantage of right before the phones go official starting April 21. The tech giant will also avail the phone for a nationwide hands-on event immediately after its launch later this month in order to provide potential buyers with a chance to know – and see – what they are getting into.
With this in mind, sources from South Korea claim that Samsung is adamant that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will record more pre-orders than the Galaxy Note 7, which managed an impressive pre-sales’ figure of 400,000 units. This was the begging of a short period of success that was later taken over by the company’s darkest days in the smartphone business. So far, it has been reported that Sammy made a loss of more than $6 billion just because of this battery fiasco.
Samsung is hopeful that the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ with curved AMOLED screens are in commanding positions to take the company back to where it belongs ahead of Apple’s release of the iPhone 8 later in Q3/Q4.