Samsung’s latest flagship handset in the Galaxy S lineup, the Galaxy S8, has been breaking records left, right, and center. According to an official figure provided by Samsung to South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo, more than 10 million units of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have been shipped to customers.
Galaxy S8 was Samsung’s first flagship handset since the Galaxy Note7 debacle that not only cost the company more than $5 billion in damages, but also dealt major damage to the brand in the minds of the customer. In the modern smartphone market with options aplenty at every price point, it was important for Samsung to hit back – and hit hard – with its first shot at redemption. Galaxy S8 was thus launched at a separate event in London and released on April 21, and it’s safe to say that Samsung stuck the landing with this year’s flagship.
When initially mentioned, the number of units were being derived from activations and the figure stood at 5 million. However, it was later clarified on Samsung’s part that the number of units shipped and sold through carriers were close to double the initial figure, and stood at 10 million. An unnamed source from the South Korean tech giants also confirmed to The Investor the figure of 5 million units.
Considering Samsung has shipped 10 million Galaxy S8 units already and only 25 days have passed since the release on April 21, that means around 400,000 units have been sold daily! Whichever you put it, that really makes for impressive reading. Moreover, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are yet to be officially available for sale in one of the biggest smartphone markets worldwide, China.
Galaxy S8 comes with the new 5.8-inch micro-bezel “Infinity” display, and the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB of memory. A 3,000 mAh battery powers the whole package – with little to no signs of involuntary explosions so far, which can only be a positive and a source of huge relief for Samsung.