Samsung Galaxy S8 global sales reportedly exceed 5 million in less than a month

Samsung Galaxy S8 global sales reportedly exceed 5 million in less than a month
Samsung’s new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, seem to be doing well on the global market. Less than a month after the official debut of the new high-end models on April 21, the Galaxy S8 global sales have reportedly crossed 5 million units.

Samsung did not provide detailed figures, but a company official told The Investor that the Galaxy 8 sales “are going smoothly around the globe” and “are already beyond 5 million units”. The company speaks about “combined” sales, which probably means that the provided figure reflects both the sales of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.

Samsung is also said to be in preparation to bring its flagship smartphone to 120 countries by the end of this month, including China. Most likely, this move will spur the global sales further, and may help the Galaxy S8 reach the sales figures predicted earlier by industry analysts. In general, they expect Samsung to sell 20 million units of its new flagship by the end of the second quarter, and between 50 million and 60 million units by the end of the year. 

Back in March, the respectable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Galaxy 8 shipments of 40 to 45 million during 2017, which is several million lower than the 52 million Galaxy S7 units shipped in 2016. But just days after the Galaxy S8 official market debut, another analyst, Lee Jae-yoon from Yuanta Securities, shared a forecast, according to which about 50.4 million units of the flagship models may be sold globally in 2017. Now, less than a month later, and with more than 5 million Galaxy S8 units sold, even the 50 million figure may look a bit pessimistic, considering the fact that smartphone sales are usually highest during the last quarter of the year.

source: The Investor

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69 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thats what the boring iphone sells in 48 hrs, duh!

17. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That's the real irony here. Every year Samsung fanboys dream about their flagship to be the best selling device but they come no where near the iPhone sales figures...lol Actually S8 sales numbers are pretty sad given the amount of money they are dpending on marketting the product. I saw an advertisement unboxing the phone with a shark or whale or something. And space too...LMAO

49. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

iFans forgot that there are dozens other Android companies that Samsung have to compete vs Apple just by themselve on IOS. This is a great sales for Samsung. Imagines if Apple make phones running Android OS, then their numbers would be like garbage lol.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The "Galaxy" outsells the iPhone ever year and has done so since 2011. You need to look at the facts. You don;'t get to pick one mode. The Galaxy lineup is several phones. Just like Apple sells several iPhone models in a single year. Apple total sales for last quarter was 50M. That is 50M based on the iPhone 7, 6S and SE at the least. Last time I checked, those are not all "flagships". There are 4 quarters in a year. Last I checked, since 2011, Apple had been behind Samsung. Samsung sells 250M+ Galaxy devices since 2011. THOSE ARE THE FACTS. Roughly 75M~100M are just the combined sales of the S and Note. Also the S is only on sale for 9 months before the latest newer model is announced, While Apple announces the new iPhone only days before the anniversary date of the previous model. So it's on sales for almost the full 12 months before the new model is announced. Those are the true facts. Not your alternative drivel as per trolling usual. To bad you have nothign to brag about other than sales. Can't brag about having the latest technology. You are happy to have the exact same displays 3 years in a row, same boring OS, with no new features and no new hardware...KEEP BRAGGING. How does it feel knowing the iPhone 8 @ $1000, will only be as good as the Galaxy S6 was 3 years ago? Oh and its the same phone we paid $650~$780 for...now that same phone for Apple will cost you $1000. But you're happy to be ripped off.

33. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Samsung makes more phones so ...

42. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and samsung didn't have sheeple... btw, did he even read this part "Samsung is also said to be in preparation to bring its flagship smartphone to 120 countries by the end of this month"

46. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

You're thw quintessential sheeperson

44. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

... so what

35. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Congratulations, I am sure you can have a good sleep today.

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So what! This isn't the only phone they make. But suppose it was? Hmmmmm! I didnt know sales were a race. Apple sells the same amount of phones per month per model, roughly 5M a month or so Samsung also, selling and shipping 5M per month or so. Samsung makes and sells 50 models. While you are bragging about sells? Samsung sells 80M~100M phones per quarter...APPLE DOES NOT. Apple pre-order sells that many, yet takes nearly the whole quarter to fill he orders, so basically they are selling roughly the same amount of phones. FACT - New iPhone is announced. Shipping starts just days after. After taking roughly 10M pre-order, pre-order shipping after just a week, begins to get as far as NOVEMBER. This is just to cover pre-order sales. Then After Black Friday, it appears the rush of sales die off, and you can then buy one local at the store, though limited quantities are available. Apple makes ONE phone and this is the best they can do, and Samsung makes 50. Grow up dude.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Actually the iphone boring 6/6s sold double of this (11 million) in 72 hrs, ffs... And this is the best, record breaking, redesigned almighty galaxy s8 has sold in a whole month? Lmao!!!

3. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Now say that without crying :)

8. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The Gs8 is the definition of planned obsolence. An outdated speaker system, an outdated fps, an outdated camera system, an outdated storage speed system, an outdated AI, an outdated battery capacity (3,000mah), an outdated ff camera, an outdated wireless charging system,.. This phone will be outdated by the end of the year ffs.

12. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Again, stop crying kiddo

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@Bankz "an outdated battery capacity (3,000mah)" But still more up-to-date than any iPhone's battery capacity. "This phone will be outdated by the end of the year ffs." Meanwhile the iPhone 8 is touted to copy the S8's bezel-less design... Talk about being outdated... LMFAO. Your comments have become much less sensible now.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks like you have an outdated way of trolling.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

#clueless

16. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

@Bankz da troll, is that mean the iphone 7 was outdated even before the official launch? I mean.....720p-ish screen, an outdated brickness, no warranty on water damage, an outdated camera bump, no wireless charging, no 3.5mm, no sd card slot, slow charging time, an outdated ip67, an outdated UI, an outdated amount of ram, an outdated LCD tech, an outdated picture quality, an outdated design, an outdated monster bezel, an outdated iTroll love, etc

51. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I ran out of popcorns lol.

20. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Your brain is outdated.

43. dazed1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Time to stop posting son

52. Youngquenga41

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

What an idiot. You have your head so far up litlle Timmys arse it's clouding your judgemnet.

59. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@Banks - How is it outdated? The iPhone has none of it last time I checked. The iPhone 8 isn't here yet so you have no idea what its gonna have. The present iPhone has an outdated design, outdated models, outdated GPU and CPU, outdated camera system, smallest display in its class, lowest resolutions in its class, slowing charging system in its class. We how that works?

62. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@Bankz 2007 iPhone sold 7M vs the Original Galaxy S @ 20M 2008 iPhone 3G sold 25M vs the Galaxy SII @ 40M 2009 iPhone 3GS sold 35M vs the Galaxy S3 @50M 2010 iPhone 4 sold sold 40M vs the S4 @ 70M In 2011 the iPhone 5 didn't even make the top 5 list. The whole iPhone 5 family of devices again didnt even make the top 5 list of sales. Even though the iPhone 5/5S/5C did outsell the Galaxy S5...The S6 dropped to 40M The iPhone 6/6S sold 220M phones over a span to 2 years. The S6 sold roughly 35~40M while the S7 adds another 55M+ and counting. iPhone 7 has no new tech. The camera takes worse pictures than any camera in its class..FACT It still takes the iPhone 7 Plus 3:30 to charge from 0% with its own charger, while the so-call outdated Quick Charge 2.0, charges the S8+ from 0% in less than 90 mins. IOS has no split screen apps, no floating windows, no mass storage, can't connect to multiple bluetooth devices at the same time, allows only chaging wallpapers, has a lower IP certification of both the S8's and S7's, no new design for 3 years. That 3000Mah Battery last 2 days ona single charge for many people. NO iPhone last more than 10 hours is you;re lucky. My iPhone 7 Plus last me 7.5 hours at the most on a single charge, while my S8 which I actually use more, last 1,8 days. Basically 2 work days on one charge. While my iPhone 7 loses 50% of its charge with just 2 hours of web browsing. On a bike ride with the screen on the full ride with all apps close exact Mapmyride and the front facing camera iPhone 7 Plus dropped to 40% battery after just 2.5 hours. My S8 dropped to only 60% for the same 2.5 hours with the screen on and the same 2 apps going. The S8 with its outdated camera according to you, takes betetr pictures and video vs the present iPhone. In fact, even cheap ass Android phones take better pictures too. In fact the 3 year old Galaxy S6 takes better pictures than the iPhone 7's. The iPhone 7S/8's are out yet. Look how the iPhone 7 looks like something from 2010 vs how the S8 looks like an Alien designed it. I am willing to bet, if you can find any person who ever owned an original Motorola mobile phone, and then asked him to pick the iPhone 7 vs the S8 for both that came out the same year as to which they liked most, i bet they would pick the S8. The iPhone has never been better than the Galaxy S, and never will be. I don't care how many they sell. Because Apple has all this money, yet can't even make their own components. They have all this money and the iPhone takes over 3 hours to charge for 4 hours of usage. All that money and the phones bends in your pockets, has killed people and more. I just don't understand why you are happy that "maybe" the nest iPhone will have tech others have had for years already in many cases.

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wow, I thought you guys hated Apple haters who comments on Apple articles? The hypocrisy is strong with you.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"And this is the best, record breaking"... Samsung's record-breaker was the Galaxy S4. Get yourself informed.

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They were all pre-order sales...not retail sales. Those people took up to 3 months to get their order though, So I don't see how pre-order selling is better than selling the same amount of phones in the same amount of time.

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Just played with a retail version today, I have to say that I'm really impressed with it. It's an awesome phone.

5. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Did you end up getting the G6?

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yes, I got my G6 a month ago. I'm really happy with it so far :) Did you get the S8+?

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