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

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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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI

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42 Comments

42. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

9 million better be the blue models

41. johnh3

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I will look at the device of course. But there are rumours about a 20% price bump. So I probably go for a more affordable device.

38. sun0066

Posts: 289; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

I got 2 note 7 first edition and then the second variant and both had software problems such some lags and the keyboard did not replace a wrong typed word and things like that , I had to disable the edge panels to make the nite run smoother it was not bad , but it was not the best .

37. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Never

35. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Of course s8 will be monster

16. aegislash

Posts: 1539; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

In case you missed it, Phonearena had an article up about an hour ago showing the heavy scratches after two months of using a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus without a case, in which the author said the scratches were fine because they wouldn't be noticeable under certain lighting conditions....which has since been taken down. Just letting you all know what the great authors on this site are really about.

17. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Yet here you stay.

29. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah because when they are not being iphonearena and just phonearnna they have some good info.

30. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Go to sammobile then you won't have to deal with iPhone articles.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"phonearnna they have some good info" Did you not get this part of my post.

27. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Thats some great stockholm syndrome action right there

28. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL missed it. One puts it up and one takes it down LOL

14. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

11. tfpritchjrEMT

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 24, 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!'

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2289; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

21. Macready

Posts: 1832; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

7. fyah_king unregistered

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

8. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Aint 5.7" big enough ?

10. fyah_king unregistered

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

31. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 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!!!!!

36. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

5. wando77

Posts: 1170; Member since: Aug 23, 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'.

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Waiting for s8....

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

The only phone better than the Note 7

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

So you're saying it will burn better?

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

19. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

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

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