Analyst: Samsung to sell 50M Galaxy S8 units this year with the larger S8+ taking 53.9% of sales


As the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ begin their first week on sale from carriers and retailers, an analyst from Yuanta Securities says that he expects 50.4 million units of the flagship models to be sold globally this year. Lee Jae-yoon told clients in a note today, that he sees the larger screened Samsung Galaxy S8+ accounting for the majority of flagship sales in 2017. That is due to the growing number of smartphone users watching video content and playing games on their handsets.

According to Mr. Lee, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ will ring up 27.1 million units in sales this year, accounting for 53.9% of Sammy's total 2017 flagship sales. The Galaxy S8 will sell 23.3 million units (46.1%) according to the analyst. Because the Galaxy S8+ costs more money to buy than the Galaxy S8, the higher demand for the device will help Samsung's top line this year.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ both share the same specs except for a couple of items. The screen on the Galaxy S8+ is 6.2-inches compared to the 5.8-inch display on the Galaxy S8. And since larger screens need higher capacity batteries, the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 3500mAh power source compared to the 3000mAh juicer on the smaller-screened model.

Higher demand for the premium version of Samsung's annual flagship is not something new. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge out sold the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S7 respectively, albeit by a very slim margin. The Galaxy S6 edge was responsible for 51.3% of flagship sales in 2015, while the Galaxy S7 edge garnered 51.9% of combined flagship sales last year. The difference from this year is that the screen size was the same between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Both years, the "edge" variants featured dual-curved displays not found on the non-premium models.

source: KoreaTimes

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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61 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Records are being broken as we speak... Like I stated when the leaks started happening...

6. Unordinary unregistered

I'll believe it when I see it. So far in the past 3 weeks, 6 analytical reports have been proven wrong in the mobile sector.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they were not!

13. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 968; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Can you elaborate?

33. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Care to explain?

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I got mine, midnight black, 3 cases, and loving it. S-Pen features galore, and no S-Pen needed.

4. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Midnight black is sharp

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exchanged my orchid gray this morning at 9:30. The black one is sexier, and stealthier looking.

14. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 968; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

All black with no silver metal frame showing makes the black S8+ look awesome

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrr.

38. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Still can't believe you exchanged the orchid gray lol, My orchid gray S8+ is super nice!

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think the black is second only to the coral blue. That woulda been my first choice.

58. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I agree... I still have my coral blue S7 Edge... I miss my coral blue note 7...that color was all-around nice... Hopefully they bring the coral blue note 8 at launch...

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed on that.

61. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wanted the blue as well, but the silver is a sexy second. its shiny as hell. Nearly a mirror to see my handsome mug in.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"And since larger screens need higher capacity is..." Why won't this falsehood die? It's not true with AMOLED. Stop repeating it.

7. Unordinary unregistered

There are a lot of other things true with amoled tho. Like the second you turn on your device for the first time, the screen already begins degrading, color accuracy etc etc.

8. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Unnoticeable

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2050; Member since: May 26, 2011

You do understand that LED light used as backlight to LCD screens degrade over time as well?

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All bulbs do. So what! Are u gonna keep a phone long enough to worry about it? Just shut up troll. The whole smartphone industry is gonna be using them. Most people aren't g on a keep a phone mode than 2 or 3 years. I had an LG TV for 8 years. Looks exactly the same as when I bought it As bright as day one. It's not noticeable as he said. Go by your LCD phone and leave what you don't even plan to buy out of your conversation. You trolls are such garbage sucking losers. I wished your all at h on fire and urn for the evil you all.are. Just enjoy tech. None will be perfect. If you can do better, become a engineer make something letfect and get rich. Your trolling opinions are not wanted here!

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? I have a question. How long do you hold on to a phone? My S4 and S3 which I still have look exactly the same. Though I have seen phones with some dead Less, its rare. First of its LEDe. All bulbs degrade. Guess what, the bulb on LCDs degrade th2 second you turn them on and getess bright as time goes buy until they did. Like any other bulb. Electronic or not. Color accuracy? Get an LCD phone dude. No one cares about color accuracy. They care about what looks good to them.. Billions of people could look at a photo is a display not inside a phone and you ask them to only lick the one they like, and more than 1/2 will pick Samsung's display in a blind tests because it's looks munchies. You're a Nick picking whiner. If you don't like the Galaxy or it's attributes, then why do you waste time coming here comwmring on it. Their phones have been like this since thew S3. You don't have buy them. You so call tech trolls, whine and co.llain about the most frivolous BD. No tech is perfect. If you're so frikkin smart, why don't you make something better and put everyone out of business. After all you tho k you have a solution to a non existing problem. You trolls are such asses... You all just spoil everything that is awesome about tech with your petty bull.... whining. Go whine on Apple shoulders or something.

20. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"If you don't like the Galaxy or it's attributes, then why do you waste time coming here comwmring on it" Just like you do in every Apple article here in PA? Go whine somewhere else.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't whine about Apple products. I don't Nick pick Be about their products. What I speak about them is not Nick picking. Wanting advanced features that I'm paying for that isn't their is a valid argument. If you don't want to have them, then fine. Don't charge me as if they are there.

30. kiko007

Posts: 7499; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"I don't whine about Apple products." Uhhhh.... yes. Yes you do. "I don't Nick pick Be about their products." Bruh... "you ain't gots to lie Craig." "What I speak about them is not Nick picking." What you do is LITERALLY the definition of nitpicking. You choose to openly criticize Apple according to your own preferences as though the rest of Apple's customers don't matter. "Wanting advanced features that I'm paying for that isn't their is a valid argument." What "advanced features"? "If you don't want to have them, then fine. Don't charge me as if they are there." Logic: "Hi, I'd like a Whopper with cheese and hold the onions. Oh... and make it taste like gourmet. If you can't do that, fine. I'm not paying for the burger." (-_-)

53. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Why should you want advanced features when in a product you dont want to buy in the first place? Thought samsung already had those, and cheaper for you?

28. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

And when Apple uses AMOLED, you'll go crazy and tell everyone that "Apple have perfected AMOLED"

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Samsung phones already have them. I don't co sided them perfect am all. Dual glass designs De stupid. No matter how great they look or fell. I like it, but liking something doesn't make if any less stupid. Samsung does things I done like, just farwas of it VS Apple. If Apple doesn't wa f to have fancy features I don't care. What I do are about is simple, if you gonna charge the same amount of money then you should have if. Very simple. If you could afford a Porsche, would you pay the same amount of money for a Camry? Yes or No?

49. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"If you could afford a Porsche, would you pay the same amount of money for a Camry? Yes or No?" You already have done that by buying the said" camry" with the price of a "Porsche".

34. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yeah if you plan to hold this phone for a decade than you can worry about that. I am sure you will change your opinion or have a different explanation when iPhones come out with OLED.

50. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Hi apple advocate. What will you do, when Apple start using amoled, where are you gonna hide then? And also please answer me, who here use their phone more then 1 year, or 2 max?

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