It seems Samsung is all set to making considerable impact with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ when the smartphones are released later this month, as pre-order numbers in its native South Korea were revealed for the first time.
According to a report by The Korea Herald, Samsung smartphone business chief Dong-jin Koh claimed that 728,000 pre-order units had already been booked in South Korea. That number had been reported to be at an already-impressive – and record-breaking – 620,000 units only a couple of days ago on Tuesday, and it has now escalated even further and grown by more than 100,000 units at more than 50,000 average units per day since then.
Samsung launched its latest flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at a launch event on March 31, and release was set for April 21. Some of the highlighted features on Galaxy S8 are, first and foremost, the micro-bezel “Infinity” display that stretches from one curved corner to another and looks absolutely gorgeous, Samsung’s first mobile virtual assistant “Bixby”, and the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Earlier this week, Samsung announced that “record-breaking” pre-orders had been received for Galaxy S8 and S8+ ever since the launch, but no numbers were revealed. Today, a clearer picture has been painted after figures of pre-order units were provided. As we further break down the numbers, it seems like a major chunk of it includes the high-end – and most expensive – Galaxy S8+ 128GB internal storage variants that cost more than $1,000; if Samsung could keep this up in the rest of its markets, then it would go a long way towards ensuring that the South Korean company takes large steps towards redemption after the Galaxy Note7 farce of last year.