Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are believed to have together crossed the 1 million pre-order mark. There has been no confirmation from Samsung regarding the same, and the numbers are essentially industry estimates. Samsung did confirm that the 2017 flagship devices crossed 700,000 pre-orders in Korea.
The numbers suggested are only for South Korea, and the global numbers are still unknown. DJ Koh, Head of Samsung’s Mobile Business said while addressing a Press Meet, “The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ reached 728,000 units, as of Wednesday, in Korea. We are aiming to sell 1 million units before officially launching the smartphone.”
Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders figures are much higher than its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S7, according to Samsung. The 1 million mark target was set by Samsung and the company seems to have achieved the mark, despite initial hesitations. After the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, the pressure on Samsung intensified, and the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were touted as the ‘make-it-or-break-it’ devices for the brand. Samsung is also offering a free DeX station with pre-orders of 128GB/6GB version in certain markets.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be launching in India tomorrow, but the pricing and availability details are not known yet. In the US, the smartphones are priced at $ 720 (Rs 47,000 approximately), and $ 840 (Rs 54,500 approximately) respectively. The actual pricing after launch though is expected to be higher.
Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ specifications, features
On the specifications front, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ both run on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box. While in some markets, the smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipsets, the Indian variants are expected to be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 processor. ALSO READ: Andy Rubin’s smartphone with Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM spotted on GFX Bench
Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, whereas the Galaxy S8+ comes with a bigger 6.2-inch display. Both the devices come with 64GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB), and 4GB RAM. Unlike most flagship devices these days, Samsung has stuck with a single camera — 12-megapixel. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Galaxy S8 sports a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8+ has a larger 3,500mAh battery.