Galaxy S8 continues to break records in Korea, sales exceed 1.3 million


Samsung has managed to sell over 1.3 million units of its 2017 flagship duo on home ground. Media outlet The Investor reports that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have broken all sales records in South Korea.

It is estimated that between 11,000 to 12,000 units of the two models are sold on a daily basis - a feat that no other high-end handset has managed to achieve in the East Asian country. The strong results have also caused the share price of Samsung Electronics to hit an all-time high of $2,123 on Monday. 

While nobody can argue with the figures Samsung has achieved so far in Korea, things might be a bit different on an international scale. Last month, global sales estimates stood at about 5 million, which is less than the 7-9 million achieved by the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for the same period during 2016. 

Still, there's a hefty amount of time left until the end of the year, and the Seoul-based tech giant isn't planning on resting on its laurels. In a bid to keep the sales momentum going, Samsung is said to release more color options for the latest Galaxy S duo. 

Furthermore, we are very likely to see the premieres of the refurbished Note 7 and new Note 8 in the next couple of months, which will surely put the company in a favorable financial position before the new iPhone models break cover in September

source: The Investor

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