Report: Samsung has shipped more than 20 million Galaxy S8/S8+ units so far


A new report from South Korea suggests that global shipments of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and 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.

source: The Investor

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43 Comments

43. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

PA- you might also want to link to this article that shows how well Samsung is doing in the US of A. They manage to oust Apple from the No1 spot by selling more this go around. http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_holds_the_lead_for_global_smartphone_shipments_in_q2_2017-news-26534.php So much for the Analyst who kept predicting Samsung was selling less device this year and was on it way out. Also for those Analyst that also keep saying Apple is delay or on there way out as well -they will eating crow come September. Both Apple and Samsung are here for a while as they enjoy their symbiotic relationship to one another My point is analyst are no better than chimps throwing darts at a board.

29. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

We all know what's up with expert analysts from the 2016 USA Elections....lol

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's about 5M per month, which is about how many they make. That means sales are as expected. Samsung has basically always made 5M Galaxy S per month for the main model and the Note has a production run of about 3M

21. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

20M as a guess? lol Show us hard number. Because I can guess they've actually sold half that amount and the rest are just sitting in boxes on shelves. After all Target's and Best Buy actually are still selling older models and not the newer ones. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-galaxy/samsung-galaxy-s7/pcmcat748301800171.c?id=pcmcat748301800171 So if I see older models on the shelves, then the newer ones aren't selling either. Samsung may have shipped them, but retailers aren't selling them...lol If they were selling like it is claimed, then no one would still be selling the S7. Everyone would be on the S8 now. Shipping for Samsung means sold. Sold for me, is I want to know how many people actually own one. Samsung knows how many owners by product registration from purchase. Samsung isn't telling because they have sold 20M. .

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Oh so you read my post?Awwwwww. You can read now?

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S7 is only 1 year old vs the original Apple Watch is 2 years old and has been replaced with 2 models. Even Apple isn't selling the series 1 and is replacing them with a newer one.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I though you didnt read my posts. Or that si what you have claimed. Looks like the typical iFan liars that you all are!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You all read them and you love them and you all have quote from them for whatever reason.

37. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"After all Target's and Best Buy actually are still selling older models and not the newer ones" You mean just like BB is still selling iPhone 6s's.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung laughing all the way to the bank with the S8 flying high.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This is what Apple did in one weekend.

8. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Link?

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He can't prove it, because starting with the iPhone 7, Apple no longer release weekend pre-order sales -http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/09/08/apple-no-opening-weekend-iphone-7-sales/ The reason they stop is because, if they reorder sell 10M, those orders are not 100% filled in a weekend. Because if you order online, you are not charged for the device, until it actually ships. So if 10M were order over a 48 hour period, they all cannot offically count as a sell, because they are not sold until they are shipped. Those numbers to claim that well we had 10M preorder sales would be a lie. Because I myself and others have cancelled pre0order sales, due to the fact many times we are able to go to the store an buy the phone before it gets shipped. When I preordere the 6S for out office, I preorder the usual 15. I received 4 of them the same week, but the rest took up to 10 weeks to receive if I had waited. I was able to cancel a couple, because I was able to go to ATT and buy 2 phones a few days later. But it still took up to 10 weeks to get them all. I believe this is why Apple has stopped talking about pre-order sales. Because you cannot count a sale of an unsold item. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/09/08/apple-no-opening-weekend-iphone-7-sales/

38. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

10. tedkord

Posts: 17520; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And here's what Samsung did the past three years: put out phones that the overwhelming majority of tech reviewers rated the best that exist.

13. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

You're a funny guy

16. tedkord

Posts: 17520; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Only if truth tickles your funny bone.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Want some more truth? It took Apple 10 years to sell 1.2B iPhone. According to Wikipedia, Samsung sold 1.1B smartphones for 3 years in 2014 and 2015 and 2016. Oh but wait, They sold over 1.4B in the years 2011, 2012 an 2013 conbined. So Samsung sold over 1B in just 6 years back to back and Apple took 10 years to do it once. Yet no Samsung article on PA for Samsung doing this twice in the just past 6 years alone?! No company has ever done this, not even Nokia. Even Microsoft has never done this with Windows.

42. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

That's not it

20. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

LOOOL ok

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yea and half of them wait 8 weeks+ to get their device they ordered on that weekend. I know because every year I order at least 10 iPhone for the office and we get some right away and we've wait as long as 10 weeks to get the rest. Who cares when Apple did it in a weekend. Pre-order sales are lame because not everyone will get the phone right away. I dont even count Samsung pre-order sales either. Both can take however many pre-orders they want. But everyone isnt gonna get a phone within a few days. Samsung has moved 20M S8's from their product line to re-sellers and carriers, how many are just sitting I don't know. Samsung in the past 6 years has sold 1B smartphone 2 times. It took Apple 10 years. So theer is that. Try harder!

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

5. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

Samsung has more money than all the Apple trolls here combined times a billion.

4. gigicoaste

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

since we are not talking about Iphone sales.. let's take it with a classic grain of salt.. (gulp) LE: and you wonder why I still keep the add blocker active on your website?

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly - Here is how you show the bias. Just today Victor H, the leader of the Samsung Haters club, pasoted this article with the title saying and I quote "Here's how many Apple Watches that have been sold to date -https://www.phonearena.com/news/Here-is-how-many-Apple-Watches-have-been-sold-to-date_id96688 Accordint to ethe actual source, the source is an analyst who is guessing what he thinks is the total Apple has "shipped". But notice, nowhere in the article does Victor mention this proverbial grain of salt. But when another analyst states Samsung sales numbers, we are to take them with the typical preverbial grain of salt? But the isheeple will claim they have NEVER SEEN any bias on this site. Even when its right in front of them. Hwoever in Victor H source link there is this info "Hinting that the popularity of the latest flagship remains undiminished, Samsung’s mobile division chief Koh Dong-jin said in a media event in Taiwan in July that the cumulative sales of the S8 is 15 percent higher than that of the preceding Galaxy S7 within three months since the March 11 release last year." Where the CEO stated already that this was indeed a fact that the S8 was doung as good or bettr than the S7 in the same time frame. So the analyst guess, was confirmed to be fact by Samsung's won CEO. But evceb with the CEo who works for Samsung in the phones product, kets just take this with a grain of salt, because Victor thinsg we dont read the source. If this isn't proof that Victor H hates Samsung like I stated alreayd, hwo much mor eproof do you need. At leats he is upfront with his bias, unlike others here. I dont care that he doesn't like Samsung, it is his right. But the clear and present bias of how thinsg are report when it comes to Appls vs Samsung is pure wrong from a journalistic standpoint. A fact is a fact whether we like the facts or not.l Apple having sold 31M Apple Watches shoudl be taken with a proverbial grain of salt because no one at Apple has substantiated with any facts hwo many have been sold. But Samsung CEO has confirm that the S8 is selling very well and above what the S7 was doing in the same quarter last year. DERP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I also have proof of how the writers which are also the moderators on this site, incite flame wars with their own articles. I see money in my future!!!!

2. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

So one should take the word of division chief as a grain of salt ,but you're as solid concrete?

3. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

1. Phonehex

Posts: 775; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

RIP iPhonearena's " S8 and S8+ sales predictions"

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 733; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

What the heck are you talking about? PA is quoting analysts and does not make personal statements. So far, I have not seen any official or credible sales figures about the S8. However, in Germany you can buy the S8 for 30% less than at release date right now. If Samsung was happy with the sales of S8, I wonder why they allow such rebates.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17520; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

For the same reason you could get an iPhone 7 free with trade in of an iPhone 6 at release. Carriers try to attract new customers with deals since there's very little differentiation between plans and services.

11. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 733; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The deal is at amazon without any carrier: in other words: for an unlocked S8. The deal that you have spoken about is unknown to me but I can only assume that the deal was with an expensive contract that would have lowered the price of the iPhone 7 to 200 usd max.

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