A new report from South Korea suggests that global shipments of Samsung's Galaxy S8
flagships have surpassed the 20 million mark.
Citing data from research firm Strategy Analytics, Korean media outlet The Investor states that the tech giant has shipped an average of 278,800 units per day since the two handsets premiered on April 21, amounting to about 19.8 million by the end of June 2017.
Reportedly, Samsung’s mobile division chief DJ Koh also confirmed that things are going pretty well, with cumulative sales of the 2017 flagship duo being 15% higher than that of its Galaxy S7
predecessors within three months since their respective release dates.
While these numbers surely seem encouraging, we suggest that you take them with a grain of salt.
Less than a month ago, it was The Investor again who reported that sales of the S8 models stood at 9.8 million or 20% lower than the S7 within the first two months since their respective debuts. Although there's a clear distinction between shipments and actual sales and the source of the information differs, it will be best to wait until the end of the year to see which flagship will achieve better results.