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Samsung sold 100,000 more Galaxy S8 units in just two days in South Korea

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Samsung sold 100,000 more Galaxy S8 units in just two days in South Korea
We reported two days ago that the Samsung Galaxy S8 beat the Note 7 pre-order records in South Korea, amassing a total of 550,000 units in the first two days its pre-orders were open. And while sales have naturally slowed down, they're still going pretty strong.

According to The Korea Herald, pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have now passed 700,000 units.

“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,” said DJ Koh, head of Samsung's mobile business, at a media conference at its Seocho office building in Seoul.

When asked about pre-orders in the US Koh said, “Although we are not able to disclose the exact figure, pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 are higher than those of its predecessor, Galaxy S7, in the US.”

In order to boost sales further, Samsung has employed a rather aggressive marketing strategy, and it seems that it's paying off. However, Koh said that Samsung marketing costs for the Galaxy S8 are similar to those of its predecessor from last year, with some extra money going to rebuilding users' trust in the brand after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

Koh also addressed any possible concerns about safety with the new models.

“We carried out battery tests for more than 200,000 units of the Note 7 following the issue and more than 100,000 units for the Galaxy S8. We can confidently say the Galaxy S8 is safe for use,” he said.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be going on sale on April 21, and we're curious to see whether or not the South Korean behemoth will manage to hit its goal of a million pre-orders in its home country.

source: TheKoreaHerald via SamMobile

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posted on 13 Apr 2017, 04:15 7

1. ibend (Posts: 6433; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


their new battery won't catch fire (kinda like Lg's)
https://youtu.be/C_PUpJeV0_4?t=472

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 04:19 1

2. Bankz (Posts: 1332; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Off topic: When i think about it now, the iphone selling 11 million in one weekend after selling another 10 million a weekend a year before and 9 million a weekend 2 years before that is just plane INSANELY NUTS!!! A feat samsung at their sizzling best will be proud of in 2 months. This is Just MADNESS!!!

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 04:29 14

3. ibend (Posts: 6433; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


from above article
"We are aiming to sell 1 million units before officially launching the smartphone"
1million before official launch, and that's only in S.korea..

but whatever the number they get, atleast no one need to camp outside their store..

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 04:38 10

6. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 243; Member since: 11 May 2013)


how many iphones come out in a one year span? let alone theres no other ios oem? how many smartphones samsung put out a year? let alone the dozens and dozens of other android oems that results in over 100 android smartphones every year.

if samsung sold only two smartphones a year (s and note series) and happen to be the only android oem, i am confident that samsung would destroy apple, considering that android is 90% to only 10% ios on a worldwide scale.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 04:58 3

7. iushnt (Posts: 2056; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


While some of your points make sense, that 90% of android market share is the result of multiple OeMS selling android.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 05:00

8. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


If Samsung sells only s and note series , do you think everyone buying Android , at present,. Can afford them.
Android sells more because , majority of the people are budget and mid range users.

If Samsung sells only s and n series , 90% of the Android user will switch to feature phones of $20-$30 . Due to lack of purchasing power.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 05:15 4

9. Macready (Posts: 1402; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


No, they would simply move to the competition offering budget options. The competition is strong in Android land, unlike in iOS land.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 06:01

11. mahima (Posts: 410; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Redmi Note 4 was sold 250,000 units in the first four minutes...just sayin'

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 06:13 3

13. trojan_horse (Posts: 3893; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"Redmi Note 4 was sold 250,000units in the first four minutes...just sayin'"

As per what I've read online, it sold 250,00 units in 10 minutes, not 4... Then again, that's due to it's cheaper price tag..

Just imagine the number of pre-order sales, if the Galaxy S8's price was $250!

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 06:15

14. trojan_horse (Posts: 3893; Member since: 06 May 2016)


**250,000 units in 10 minutes, not 4.

If the Galaxy S8's price was like that of the Redmi Note 4, then pre-order numbers would have been through the roof already. .

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 06:17

15. kerginaldo17 (unregistered)


In fact 95% to 5% ios.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 06:40 1

17. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


@macready

I do not think you read the comment of razmahtaz001. He was talking about a hypothetical case where only Samsung was selling Android devices and that too only s and note series.

There is no need to be smart ass every time.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 06:50 1

18. nctx77 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


From a flagship perspective, both only sell 2 brand new ones and still have there old ones for sale. When you look at an entire year, it's not even remotely close when it comes to flagship sales. From a price standpoint, Apple only sells flagships except maybe the SE. Samsung has the Note and S Line. Samsung only competes with Apple when you start adding in their Gas Station and grocery store phones lol!

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 07:07

19. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


There is no competition between apple and any other Android OEM, by virtue of the fact that apple appropriates more than 90% profit in smartphone business.
Android fans keep saying that just to keep themselves in the game.
Maybe it will change with Samsung releasing great devices like s7 edge , s8, etc.
But apple has so much headstart in terms of profit that it can afford Samsung outselling iPhone for next 2-3 years without drastically affecting the balance of power.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 07:14

20. Trex95 (Posts: 1068; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Unfortunately the crappy iPhone 5c sold more than S4.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 07:31

23. fatTony (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)


How much of the 90% do you think Samsung is responsible for? I think the point is is even if Samsung is responsible for 40% of that figure, Apple's 10% marketshare still dwarfs in comparison.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 07:38

24. coldspring22 (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Samsung would beat Apple if it produced only S8 as sole android vendor, but not as wide a margin as you might imagine. Success of Android is due to hundreds of different phone models covering all price spectrum, so that everyone can afford one regardless of their means. So vast bulk of Android sales is going to mid tier and low end market where Apple is totally absent. Not saying that's a bad thing, it's totally honorable to serve the needs of the needy (which Apple wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole!)

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 08:25

25. adi90 (Posts: 367; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


Marketshare is not directly proportional to profit. Apple's 10% marketshare generates much larger profit than Samsung's 40%.
So apple fanboys take comfort in fact that apple generate more profit.
Samsung fanboys brag about marketshare.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 08:53 1

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Actually it isn't and this article isn't about apple. Of course you guys always have to be the first to mention them.

What you dont seem to understand is that in Korea, the average income is roughly $600~$1000USD per month.

The Galaxy S and Note both cost over $1000USD. That means the phone is out of reach of the majority of the country.

So if Samsung has a great sales year in its own country where they may sale 150,000+ devices that cost over $1000USD, then its a sign of a good sales year.

Considering how carriers order phones, the Galaxy S is pre-order at least 5M per carriers just for the first quarter.

I am betting Samsung has received 20M+ pre-orders already.

Samsung is already stated pre-order sales of the S8 are ahead of the S7.

The S7's pre-order sales in the USA were above 20M+, when you count carrier pre-order and not just directly or retail orders.

The S8 is going to sell close to 70M phones in just its 9 months this year.

This is just one model vs 50+ that Samsung sells.

If you want iOS you have one option. If another OEM had iOS, with no restrictions like Android has, Apple would hardly sell a phone. Apple knows this and is why Jobs bought back all licensees who paid for Mac OS, because they were selling more computers than Apple was with its own OS.

An selling 10M of something in 2 days. How many of those people went home with a phone? Mostly none. Most were pre-ordered

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 08:55

27. sissy246 (Posts: 3516; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Nice try to make it about apple. You just can't stand that Samsung is killing it with the new s8 and s8+.
No they will never sell what apple does because there's to many other Android phones out there.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 08:58

28. sissy246 (Posts: 3516; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Exactly...

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 09:00

29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


If Samsung only sold the S in 3 price ranges:

The S Mini using 2 year old hardware, or in this case the S6's hardware and sold it for $300 or less.

A mid-ranged S, like what the S7 would be now, for $500

And then a Grand/Pro S for $800 with the latest greatest and they dropped every other model they make, except region specific models; even with other Android OEM's Samsung would still sell 300M+ phones per year for just one model.

The Galaxy brand of devices sell over 250M devices. Since iPhone guys want to count all selling iPhone models as one model, then all Galaxy branded devices are also one model.

Samsung sells 250M+ Galaxy branded models every year consistently since 2011.

Right now with Samsung's present capabilities, they can only make about 400M phones per year. In 2011 they sold 434M phones. NO OEM, not even Nokia every sold that many...EVER!

No one is every going to again...EVER! Especially not Apple or LG and Sony or maybe even Samsung themselves.

But if Samsung build more factories, they could provide at least 50% of all available Android options even with all the other OEM's.

All they have to do is kill off OEM's like LG, Sony, and some of those Chinese newcomers.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 09:04

30. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


That is false. Even though the S is their flagship model.

It can be their only model available in 3 price ranges.

You Apple loving culkt guys are incapable of thinking out the box.

Samsung could sell a S mini using 2 year old hardware for $300 or less and that woudl serve much of their budget market.

They could sell something like a newer S4, but cheaper like what their J series is for $200 or less. But instead rebadge it as an S.

A low ranged S, a mid-ranged S and a highend S woudl serve all 3 markets and land the the same sales or more.

The Note could be available as a midranged and highend model.

A Note S and a Note Pro. The Note S would offer 1080p displays and still have similar features, but would be absent of fancier features like Iris Scans.

Maybe like a revamped Note 4 for half the cost of a Note Pro which would be like the Note 7/8.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 09:10

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Apple doesn't have a flagship phone because they only make one phone. The iPhone.

In order to have a flagship by definition, there has to be other products in a different options.

Example, the S if the Galaxy Flagship, because Samsung makes other Galaxy models in the same year.

The J series is updated every year. So is the A series and the S.

The S if the Flagship to the A and J and are upgraded every year.

Apple sells one phone per year. The iPhone 7 is not a flagship over the iPhone 6 or 6S.

Flagship is defined as - the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular organization

The iPhone is a single standing device, but it doesn't have lesser models to compare. Older is not equal to lesser in this context of usage. The SE is just a newer iPhone 5. Its the same phone. Its not a new or lesser model. Its a revamped older model.

Samsung makes a NEW phone every year. It is not an older model resurrected with a new name a price point.

Even though the Note costs more than the S, the Note is not Samsung's flagship. It costs more only because the Note has more features than the S.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 09:18

32. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1763; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


I asked for it

https://imgur.com/gallery/hURuV

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 09:26

33. k4ever (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


iPhone sales are condensed into a couple of months, and usually drop off after the first quarter (of the FY after release). Galaxy S sales are spread out over the year. Every now and then Galaxy S end of year sales numbers are higher than iPhone end of year sales numbers. And that is just one Android phone. Samsung has several Android phone lines (Galaxy Note, Galaxy J, etc.) that are also extremely popular. This is why Samsung usually outsells Apple 2 to 1 by itself. Then there is Google (Pixel), Sony, LG, and others. This is why Android as a whole has over 80% of the overall smartphone market vs Apple iOS 14%. If you go with just company share, Samsung is usually 26% of the market alone.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 09:54

35. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and apple's crazy numbers are the result of it having ZERO competition for iOS devices.

Samsung manages to meet and beat apple's sales while having an entire field of competition in the android space.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 10:29 1

36. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"Samsung manages to meet and beat apple's sales while having an entire field of competition in the android space."

Yes... by selling cheap, garbage phones.

ASP for Samsung: $195

ASP for Apple: $670

Hooray for Samsung, selling people trash to gain market share./s

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 13:28

38. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Last I checked, all markets are made up of mostly poor people. Rich people cant keep businesses in business. They are only 2% of the world.

But a dizzzck like you peeing on poor people as if we shouldn't make products for them, makes you...well a dizzzck!

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 15:02

40. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1763; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


O Googled the word dizzzck and look what I found :

https://www.google.com/search?client=lightning&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=dizzzck

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