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

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

96. hassanltdd

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

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93. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung having sales fun with its new flagship phones! #TheNextGalaxy

92. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The US is a phablet loving country. The mindset has been "bigger is better" for centuries at this point. lol so a black phablet being the most popular? Not a surprise. Got the silver though I wish I could have gotten the blue.

76. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

In Indonesia, the most popular color is orchid gray.

65. Chanmaxi

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smashed pre-order records in its home country - more than 550,000 units were booked in two days. That’s more than 5 times the S7 pre-orders (around 100,000) and nearly triple what the Galaxy Note7 got (200,000, a record in itself).

81. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That numbers are just from S. Korea

63. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1620; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Note 7 must not have hurt their reputation much, I know I'm hesitant to preorder a phone from Samsung.

68. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Honestly, I think the s8 and the s8+ are going to be safer than other phones on the market right now, mostly due to the precautions that they're going to with the batteries. It's why they didn't really upgrade the batteries from last year's. Plus, they have the no questions asked refund for any of the phones, which is pretty cool.

78. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Well, recalls happen, no one died or really got hurt, at least not as hurt as people got from exploding iPhones. Also they have been designing phones for ages. Even if the Note 7 set them back for a few years, they still been at the game for a very long time. Long enough that you know the Note 7 is probably just an Isolated case. Combine that with the fact that Samsung cant afford another fiasco, you know this is going to pass every safety certication Sansung can find before releasing it.

98. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Absolutely. I'm really not too worried about the s8 exploding, and I'm going to be preordering one here soon.

61. whqhdrbs

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 12, 2017

one reason might its 5g capability and bluetooth 5.0, anything with older processor will be obsolete thus will be worth nothing when reselling, keep in mind

54. raky_b

Posts: 463; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

s8+ is just too big...i think there will soon be a lot of them on ebay for cheap.

60. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Wrong.

77. fyah_king unregistered

It's smaller than that ugly 7plus.lol

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The LG G6 is simply outstanding. https://youtu.be/TgU7mQz92Vo

55. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Maybe its a mistake but thats the iphone 7 video you posted there.

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

43. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

For people who are saying the specs are decent or bad, please understand that not everyone has a pixel, S7 or 7s, many people have older phones and these specs might be worth the upgrade for them. These specs are only decent if you already own a 2016 flagship phone.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

We know who is surprised. All the PA writers and their clan club for dummies! Has any Samsung Galaxy S, since the S3 had single digit pre-order numbers? NOPE! So no I am not surprise. Will anyone here be surprised when Samsung sell another 300M+ smartphones this year? NOPE! Will we be surprised that Samsung will yet again be the only OEM to sell triple digit millions in phones? Nope! I ordered Orchid Gray for the wife and Silver for me. Since all of them are black on the front, it really doesn't matter what color because the back will be covered with a case.

33. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Will we be surprised that Samsung will yet again be the only OEM to sell triple digit millions in phones? Nope!" Bruh, Apple has been selling those figures for years as well... Wtf are you talking about. The American educational system needs a serious tuning if guys like you can graduate from middle school with numerical efforts like that...

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Triple as in (3)00,000,000...not double as in (2)00,000,000 or single as in (1)00,000,000. Does that clear it up for you?

39. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

...Bruh... just... that's not how the term "triple digit" is used. Hell, the term isn't even applicable here. You're looking for "Samsung will sell Three hundred million phones", not what you had.

45. fyah_king unregistered

Show me where Apple has sold 300mil phones?

47. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

....Do any of you idiots know what the term "triple digits" means? I doesn't mean you sell three of something... it means you sell hundreds of something lol. I swear to God, sometimes it feels like I'm teaching sixth grade... http://www.thefreedictionary.com/triple+digits

48. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Relax man...... it's just the internet

49. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Can't help it, I've been REALLY high-strung lately.

85. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

For months apparently.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAO!

70. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I love going to the beach when the temp is in the triple digits. You know...300F.

66. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1620; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

As an American I must say our education system is a joke, our leaders would rather cut school funding and build more military to police the world.

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