Samsung sees strong Galaxy S8 pre-orders in the US, black Galaxy S8+ is in high demand

Samsung today informed us that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are being very well received in the US, where the two handsets are available to pre-order since late March.

Just like in South Korea, pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are outpacing those of the Galaxy S7 series from last year - Samsung is seeing "strong double digit growth" in pre-order numbers, despite the fact that both the S8 and S8+ are a bit more expensive than their predecessors.

Interestingly, Samsung says that "the majority of US consumers have been selecting the Galaxy S8+", so the 6.2-inch model wins the popularity contest against the 5.8-inch S8. Also of note is that Midnight Black is the preferred S8 color of choice for US consumers, with Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver being less popular.

At the moment, Samsung doesn't share specific pre-order numbers, but we'll probably find out more about this in the coming weeks, after the Galaxy S8 and S8+ become widely available. What's pretty clear right now is that, with the brand new Galaxy S8 family, Samsung managed to attract the attention (and money) of many customers in the US and around the globe. Is anyone surprised about this?

source: Samsung

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. mikehunta727 unregistered

Congrats Samsung on a fantastic product

51. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I said this was going to break sales records when the phone first leaked and everyone said I was crazy...

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They did a great job. Nice comeback.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung came back strong. 8 more days till mine ships. One of my cases arrived today.

6. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Which case did you get..... I have been eyeing a spigen tough armoarmor....had one for my S5 and liked a incipio dual pro for my S7 and like it

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Crystal clear soft touch, by Case Army. Hit up Amazon bro. It's very nice, and doesn't have branding all over it.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm with AT&T, not sure why you responded with that anyway.

87. Unordinary unregistered

"branding" or whatever you said. reminded me of it. use your brain ya idiot

89. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

darkkjedii's reply wasn't even antagonistic, then you go namecalling LOL. Just shows what a little kid you really are.

90. Unordinary unregistered

Cry more.

91. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Is that your status update? Poor kid :(

94. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly lol. I don't even bother with him anymore anyway. The cases I bought for my S8 Plus are nice, and as I said before...lack excessive branding. +1

3. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I just cancelled my S8+ pre-order as I realised I couldn't be arsed with having to send it back.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your attempt at trolling would've been much better served if it contained an actual joke.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

50. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And you really think anyone will believe that.

75. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

An arse can't be arsed?

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This will be huge seller for sure. Good reviews.

8. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

That review is a joke. He just stays what everyone knew from day 1. No personal testing, no battery life stats, no camera samples. Then again, he's not very bright.

13. TerryTerius unregistered

I mean, to be frank that is really what reviews are. Somebody stating their opinion on a given product in reading it based on their personal scale. It may (and should) include objective information, but at the end of the day it's still just somebody talking about what they think about something. It's not like there are any set in stone rules for these things.

36. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

He was just iterating the facts. That's NOT a review, it's hands on impressions. A review is your opinion of the phone after using it for a few days, after you know it inside out. Let me take the example of camera and battery. For camera you should have a few camera samples over a few days in several conditions over your usage time with the phone. Now what he did : took 2 impromptu shots at the moment. That's unacceptable. Regarding battery: he said it 'may be bad' based on the battery size. No mention of whether it's bad or not during his testing. No real life figures, no mention on how it stacks up. BTW, based on info I've collected, the battery of the exynos at least is insanely good. SD I have no info yet, but should be similar.

46. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm not really disagreeing with you, I misread what you posted the first time. That's on me. Somehow, I had read that your objection was that he has stated his opinion. Not really sure how I did that.

37. maherk

Posts: 6959; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're on point. He is the last guy I would watch if I'm looking for a phone review. Most if his videos these days are sponsored unboxing videos about the most stupid and useless gadgets you will ever see. His reaction and how he is always impressed are annoying, and whenever he talks about a smartphone, he shows how clueless he is about the basic stuff, most of the time he don't even get it right to when it comes to specs.

9. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I just settled for the Black S8+ as well since it's like holding a seamless piece of obsidian. But I almost begged the guys at the Samsung Experience store to tell me where they were hiding the damn Blue Coral version

10. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Will the galaxy s8 match galxy s4 sells ...

12. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Galaxy s8 battery life is phenomenal

14. TerryTerius unregistered

Maybe it's just me, but I get bored of Black and gray/silver all the time. I don't know if it's a case of everyone honestly loving those colors, or just not wanting to stand out.

18. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The silver titanium wasn't just any normal silver. That colour was sexy. And the orchid grey is actually lavender or super light purple.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I went with the gray, but I bought exact fit origin black, indigo blue, and crystal clear cases for it. It'll only be naked, when I'm home and laying in the bed. Since we don't keep these devices too long, I like, and try to keep mine in perfect condition.

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