Last year, Samsung shipped about 12 million units with the first batch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, however, the company is adamant that this time around it will ship a whopping 17 million units with the first batch.
Samsung hopes to see an increase of up to 40% in the first units of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ shipped after launch. The company managed to part with 12 million units with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge but looking at the hype that is already built around the S8 series, it is easy to believe this latest report.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be the first phones to ship with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, something that could play a huge role in ensuring this 17 million units target is achieved. It is interesting to see the South Korean tech remaining optimistic with the Galaxy S8 despite what happened with the Galaxy Note 7 less than six months ago. Still, Samsung is not the same force that is used to be when talking about the Chinese smartphone market, which is one of the biggest in the world, if not the biggest. Here, companies such as Oppo, Vivo, Huawei and others have emerged and they are giving Sammy a run for its money.
With a shipment of up to 17 million units in the first batch, Samsung is positive that it will ship a total of 60 million Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets, 12 million more than the Galaxy S7 and 15 million more than what the Galaxy S6 managed to sell.
Other than the new and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, other selling points of Samsung Galaxy S8 will include the new design language, larger display screen, introduction of iris scanning technology as well as better cameras and larger batteries, among others. The phone should be announced at a special event in New York City on March 29, with the official sales set to begin in mid-April. Keep following and we’ll bring you the latest developments!