As your day gets filled with news of the squeezeable phones, Samsung wants to remind us that they have a device that’s selling very well – lest we forget.
The Galaxy S8/S8+ started selling in select markets in April 21, while we in Kenya, got it on May 5. Seeing that the company has crossed the 5 million units mark with this device is really impressive, considering its been around for barely a month.
The pre-orders in Korea alone crossed the 1 million mark and it was revealed that during the pre-order period, Samsung was selling an average of 50,000 units daily – again, in Soyth Korea alone.
“Although we cannot provide detailed figures, the sales are going smoothly around the globe. The combined sales already are beyond 5 million units,” a Samsung official said.
Samsung revealed that it is not yet done with the rollout of the S8 as it will be releasing the duo in more markets, including China, reaching 120 countries by the end of May.
Analysts say that Samsung will sell 20 million units of the Galaxy S8/S8+ by the end of the second quarter this year (i.e. end of June). While the full year sales (at the end of 2017) are expected to hit a record high of between 50 to 60 million units.
Over the same one year period, Samsung sold 52 million units of the Galaxy S7 and seeing how well they are doing with the S8, the company could be on its way to a new record if it can get the S8 to clock 60 million.