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Galaxy S8 mass production to begin in March; 10 million units for April launch

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Galaxy S8 mass production to begin in March; 10 million units for April launch
Over the past few years, Samsung has opted to launch its latest Galaxy S device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With the Galaxy S8 series set once more to stake a claim among the year's biggest smartphone releases, it was long assumed that Sammy's next major Galaxy would arrive at MWC 2017. In a break from recent tradition, it instead looks like the Galaxy S8 will grace us with its presence around April at a special event in New York. In anticipation, a new report from Korea notes that Samsung has ordered some ten million initial units. 

As well as being a successor to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the Galaxy S8 line will surely be on the radars of many Galaxy Note fans. The phablet series is expected to enjoy a 2017 renaissance after the unfortunate issues that afflicted what would otherwise be the current-gen variant. If the S8 lives up to its rather exciting billing, both Galaxy Note and Galaxy S fans could be interested and thus, Samsung's bracing itself for some strong early sales. 

According to the report from ETNews, Samsung has briefed suppliers on plans for the Galaxy S8 over the past few days. Apparently, the first internal components will begin to reach manufacturing plants during next month, with a view to having full-on production in motion by March. The report mentions that 5 million units will be produced in March, with a further 5 million to be added during the intended launch month of April.

Samsung managed to shift an estimated 10 million Galaxy S7 units during the first month of sale in 2016, and the firm will be hoping for a repeat of those numbers. There will undoubtedly be additional scrutiny of Samsung after the Note 7, though, and it'll be interesting to see whether consumers are willing to pay the purportedly higher price to own the company's next major handset(s). 

Is the Galaxy S8 on your radar? Let us know in the comments and also, be sure to take a peek at our rumor review for the latest info and leaks

source: ETNews (translated)

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posted on 04 Jan 2017, 10:50 21

1. bobby84 (Posts: 350; Member since: 13 May 2016)


The only phone better than the Note 7

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 10:58 9

2. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


So you're saying it will burn better?

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:11 19

4. trojan_horse (Posts: 2783; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Simply saying it will kick ass better... But hey, let me not burst your bubble, sunshine.

Remember that the Note7 was honored as the best flagship even before the fire incidents began.

When we're calling it the best, we're talking about it's featureset and capabilities, not about the side effect of it catching fire.
But you only want to focus on the negative aftermath of the Note7 and choose to ignore the actual tech it had.

Delusion at its best... You keep making yourself more of a joke.

SMH

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:50

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15486; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Note 7 doesn't compare to the Nexus 6P.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:14

13. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 373; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


They need to keep the price down. None of this 20% increase BS

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:22

15. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


LMFAO, "the fire incidents". Head to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist to recommend a good butt hurt ointment for you. Even XDA developers panned the Note 7. Oh that's right, XDA developers are a group that isn't serious about android!

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:36 2

18. femiRicHkiDD (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Aug 2015)


You are just a dog, you effort in trying to stay relevant is way to poor than that of soulja Boys'

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:38

19. DGxumbreo7 (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Nov 2016)


6p was a beast but idk if the 6p compares

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:38

20. sissy246 (Posts: 3016; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


+10 and Claps hands, well said.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:41 3

22. sissy246 (Posts: 3016; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LMAO
Not saying the 6p is not a good phone, but if what happened had not the 6p would of had nothing on the note 7.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:41

23. SupermanayrB (Posts: 710; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Ba dum, tiss! He's here all week, folks. Catch him opening up for Kevin Hart.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:42

24. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Finish your ESL course before replying anymore.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:42

25. sissy246 (Posts: 3016; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


And here is dumb, now where's dumber. I sure he will be a lo no.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:43

26. sissy246 (Posts: 3016; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Edit, will be a long

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 13:48

32. FReDcc (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Jun 2015)


That was a good joke. +1 from me

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 19:46

39. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2309; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Says the one who hasn't finished kindergarten.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 19:47

40. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2309; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


There's a third one, dumbest, comment 12.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:06

3. Sammy_DEVIL737 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Nov 2016)


Waiting for s8....

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:14 6

5. wando77 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


So an article on the iPhone 7s/8 earlier was full of nothing but excitement for old android features but an article about s8 rumours is nothing but note 7 mentions and scaring people off with super high price 'RUMOURS'.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:15 1

6. Sidewinder (Posts: 482; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


The phone all lovers and haters of the Samsung brand anticipates.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:20

7. fyah_king (Posts: 718; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


5.7in screen or bigger with loud speaker or speakers and i will buy 2 of these.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:27 3

8. LanjaKodaka (Posts: 122; Member since: 27 Sep 2016)


Aint 5.7" big enough ?

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:41

10. fyah_king (Posts: 718; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


No, i have an xperia xa ultra with its slim bezels 6in screen and that is the perfect size imo. It's almost the same size as an iphone 7plus.lol

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 13:35

31. Klinton (Posts: 698; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


There will not be 6'' version, except of, if Samsung make 3 versions of Galaxy S8!!!! (5.2''- 5.7''- 6'')
No way Samsung to omit 5.2'' version. Mark my words: NO WAY!!!!!

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 16:59

36. sissy246 (Posts: 3016; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Hay its got to be true if you say it is. Glad you have the inside scoop.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:41

9. CreeDiddy (Posts: 930; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Why the low production numbers? Doesn't make sense based on Samsung's supply chain. They should be producing around 40-50 million by launch. Samsung is trying to look as if demand will be good for the first two months. After month 3 and 4 there a considerable drop off in consumer sales and interest as they wait for the Note ? or iPhone launch.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:39 1

21. Macready (Posts: 1276; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


It's silly to produce 50 million before launch and have factories picking their noses for months after. You build a good buffer (like 10 million) and then continue at a slower production pace. All because that saves a lot of money (cost of production usually comes down later too and spread over millions, that a nice accumulation too). Besides the obvious fact that inventories cost money and are risky.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 13:50 1

34. sissy246 (Posts: 3016; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Maybe they are going slower to make sure they pay more attention to QC

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 11:50

11. tfpritchjrEMT (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Owned two Note 7s, great phones other than that exploding, catching fire thing!
Really looking forward to getting my hands on the S8, however, I think I'm going to wait
a month or six weeks and see what happens. I don't like being part of the 'unpaid beta test group!'

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 12:21

14. donfem (Posts: 683; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Innovations don't come cheap. Having said that, I am willing and ready for the S8

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