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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56 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

good for samsung. show us what you got on the note 8!

12. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Just 5 millions globally? I don't think the S8 is selling well. But well, the Galaxy S7 was such a good update last year that we cannot assume that Samsung can deliver such an upgrade each year. Furthermore, Samsung couldn't implement the fingerprint sensor under the display with the S8. Its just a "wow feature" to have the scanner built into the screen. If they fix that for the S9, things will look much better next year. Despite muscle memory, having the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device is worse than compared to having it on the front.

14. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Are PhoneArena readers idiots? The S8/S8+ is NOT selling well, one of the primary reasons behind why there are promotions going on from Samsung itself.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is that why there are so many deals on iPhones too? Because they aren't selling well? I don't know how well its selling, since we cant even get real numbers; but only guesses. Who cares about a FPS under the screen? The one they already get from Synaptics works perfect and has since the S6. I don't need some under the screen option. Samsung puts enough gimmicks in their phones already. Its not gonna do anything the present ones don;t do already. Its more of a "look we can now do it this way". As you stated an I agree..."wow" factor.

30. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Techie, play another game baby. You always show your stupidity by your conclusion. What do you want? Yes Apple is not selling iPhones and is loosing a lot of money!!!! This is your dream? So keep dreaming!!!!!

34. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^^ Techie's conclusion was that just because there are many deals and promotions for a product, it doesn't necessarily mean the product isn't selling well. You lack logical comprehension, as usual.

27. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

If anyone is, I think you're the iDiot here for actually believing what the author wrote without questioning. Samsung already sold 5 Million devices back in mid May: engadget.com/2017/05/16/samsung-sells-5-million-ga​laxy-s8-phones/ The author for some tarded reason tried to make it appear like that's all they've sold till today.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Odd, I've been seeing iPhone 7 BOGO and freebie promotions since it released. I guess it's not selling well.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude. Samsung doesn't give sales numbers, so you have no idea how many have been sold. It's only been on sale literally for roughly 10 weeks. 5M? The 4 US carriers ordered way more than that combined. You must be high. Show us where you got your claimed number? Especially since Samsung doesn't usually announce sales numbers.

23. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

What kind of crack are you on? The GS7 was a fatter GS6 with waterproofing. Mind you the GS6 was legendary and those two changes are more than Apple would make in 4 or 5 generations, still, the GS6 and GS8 are some of Samsung's best flagship work in some time. The GS7 was solid and probably still the best phone but it wasnt exciting like the the G2G, GS6, and GS8 were. I think maybe people like the physical home button or the GS7 just hit a better upgrade cycle.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now let's get to the beast...Note 8 time cometh. I'm waiting for that bad boy.

7. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Yeah we heard you the first thousand times you've said that.

11. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yet here you are replying back with the same comment under each of DJ's 1000 comments. You're so obsessed with whatever he says and are dying for his attention you pathetic lifeless stalker.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good observation bro. He's showing me no mercy lol.

26. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+1000...

46. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Careful maherk, he'll "put you in place" with his pathetic one liners like "you're a hypocrite"

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You like big black men don't you? Because I can't see any other reason for you rushing to be the first to reply to his posts. I think you need to stop dreaming of the Darkk master...lol. He's married dude...stop trying to get his attention. I though Tim Cook was your "boy".

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO! That won the internet.

44. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

That wasn't funny.

43. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Shut up techie.

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL, Mxy got owned by Techie?? Never thought I'd see the day!

48. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The idiot always deny that he is batmite, but he seemed to forget which account he is logged in before posting his last 2 comments. Now we know who is always giving him those constant 3 upvotes, his 3 stupid accounts lol

49. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

If you say so majerk.

50. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Busted lol

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! Super busted.

53. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And "majerk" is how he had been calling you with his now-deactivated Mxyptlk account... proving once more that he is batmite. As well as posting the exact same one-liners like "let me get the butthurt report form" with his batmite account. He keeps outing himself.

54. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He is like that idiot who you can't tell a secret to, because he doesn't know when to shut up. But this idiot is on a whole new level of stupidity, he can't keep his own secret to himself lol

55. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"But this idiot is on a whole new level of stupidity, he can't keep his own secret to himself lol" LMFAO. Savage.

56. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You're even dumber than I thought if you really think I'm batmite.

3. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

King of phones galaxy s8 until beast Note8, the besy screen, design, iris scanner, wireless charge, DeX, batterie not lose power after years and doesn't explose... Integrated phone!

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