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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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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69 Comments

66. KingSam

Posts: 1551; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I think the fact that Samsung basically earn their sales is good. Whether apple releases s**t or not it will sell so props to Samsung.

61. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

It's quite good considering the Note 7 fiasco. I am actually quite impressed by everyone's effort thus far in 2017 and the funny thing is this is Apple's lazy S year and I am guessing Apple is just going to release an iPhone 7 with an OLED display. Should be interesting to see how that sells after all the bezeless hype.

53. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I guess comparing this to other Android phones, it's a lot in a month. As for iPhone, the sell more than that even in its slowest quarter per month. I was expecting more.

54. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Keep in mind that this is launch month. Even when adding Note sales at launch, it doesn't match up.

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No Apple does not, and I proved that more than once. Apple has the capcity to have Foxconn make roughly 5M of each model. DO THE MATH!!! I've shown this before. Apple right now has how many sellign models? 5...right? The 7 and 7+, SE, 6S and 6S+. Those are the models they are still making. Now, last year they sold 220M for the year or so...I know my number isnt exact, and nor is the number that was given anyways. 220M sold / 4 quarters is 55M on average per quarter. Take one quarter and divide by 5 selling models is roughly 10M of each per quarter. That comes out to 3.3M of each per month. I based this off this following FACT - Apple has sold 10M phones or pre-order, after 2 weeks, pre-order shipping falls to as late as mid-November.https://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/09/iphone-7-pre-order-shipping-estimates-slipping/ Also consider, it takes 4~6 weeks for cargo ships to come from China to the USA. Unless Apple uses planes, they will not have enoguh stock for the USA alone. That is why when the iPhone first comes out, its only released in maybe 5 markets, which have very limited supplies. In fact for up to 4 weeks, most retailers will not even sell you a phone, unless you have a pre-order receipt. Apple based on info PA has posted, usually starts production in the Summer. Design finalization have happened in late Spring. Based on the fact, Apple takes 60+ days just to fill pre-orders, manes that when the iPhone is announced, Apple had up to 10~15 phones available. If they release the phone in 2 to 5 markets, that means initial supply is gone. What good is a preorder if it takes 8 weeks to get it? You're bragging about that?

70. Macready

Posts: 1832; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

A, this is sold to end consumer, apparently they shipped 10 million in the same period, which was the highest for any S model so far and 20-30% more than the S7. * B, the phone hasn't been available in all countries yet, the global release and release of unlocked models are expected to boost these numbers further. * see here:http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-sold-5-million-galaxy-s8-units-25-days-772354/

45. checkmymike

Posts: 224; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

This is underwhelming.

40. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Man, those things are selling like hot cakes, lol, Apple sells more than that in a hour. It isn't really 5 million anyway. They keep recycling phones till people get one with a red tin hey can live with.....lol

36. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I was expecting more stronger sales. Anyways, not bad at all considering the recent Note 7 fiasco.

30. sun0066

Posts: 289; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

There is just one iPhone ,there are lots of Android phones ,iPhone means an ecosystem itself ,Samsung phones are just a part of Android iPhone works but is boring

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I got mine, and love it. Current best phone available.

37. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yeah it's a great device.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrr

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have T-Mo and confirmed, FM works. Maybe yours too?!

18. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I'm pretty sure LG G6 has atleast sold 3 million devices as of now globally. Who is the real winner here after comparing the R&D + Marketing budgets of both companies? LG is the winner.

29. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

In your iTroll mind, who do you think is going to slow down first?

47. willard12 unregistered

"I'm pretty sure LG G6 has...." Translation:. I have not clue what I'm talking about so I'm just going to make stuff up. "Who is the real winner...R&D +Marketing budgets..." Answer: The company that can afford the R&D and marketing budgets

60. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I am happy for LG, however the real winners are Samsung fans. We are gold digging the crap out of Samsung. They are blowing billions on us in R&D. Real losers? Isheep like you. Apple is blowing nothing on their fans in R&D yet you sheep are blowing billions on them for outdated hardware! That's actually pretty hilarious and sad at the same time! Lol

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@TrollPiyathhttp://www.businesskorea.co.kr/english/news/industry/16873-global-rd-investor-samsung-electronics-ranks-no-2-global-research-spending 2016 Samsung was 2nd...LG simply was in the list of the top 100. They were not at the top of the 100. According to this, Samsung was the number 2 R&D spender in Korea. Guess who was number one? IT WASNT LG. LG has NEVER spent more money on R&D vs Samsung. Samsung is 5 times the size of LG at the least. You need to fact check your B.S. In 2015 -http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150518000944 "Despite a sales decrease in the first quarter this year ― from 54 trillion won in the first quarter last year to 47 trillion won ― Samsung spent 3.8 trillion won ($3.5 billion) for R&D. This only slightly down from 3.9 trillion won spent by the company in the corresponding period last year, according to the firm’s report. Aided by the relative increase in R&D, the company’s ratio of R&D expenditure to revenue hit a record high of 8 percent in the first quarter, compared to 7 percent last year. Not to be outdone, domestic rival LG Electronics increased its R&D budget to 1.1 trillion won in the same period, with the R&D expenditure-sales ratio standing at 7.2 percent, up from 6.2 percent last year."

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: 7101; 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+?

9. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Good choice. The presence of an fm radio alone makes it worth it and at least its cheaper without any noticeable trade-offs (soc isn't noticeable to the average consumer too).

21. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

True. The lack of fm radio was a dealbreaker for me to get the S8+ or XZ Premium. Plus, it was about €450 cheaper(!) than the S8+.

32. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 670; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

64. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It was confirmed that FM radio does work on the S8. But if you had actually researched the facts you would know that. The ATT model works. I have the T-Mobile model. I installed NextRadio and attached my headphones and it works perfect. Maybe you don't live in the USA? But FM radio most certainly works on the S8...you are wrong...did zero research.I can only confirm it works on ATT based on Googling the fact. I confirmed that it works on the T-Mobile model because that is what I have. Any phone that support FM Radio just requires headphones. So if you live in the USA, go to a carrier store of your choice, wear headphones, install NextRadio and put in the headphone and choose Basic Tuner

69. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It only works with Snapdragon models (because only some American carriers demand FM radio). The Exynos models (I'm from Europe) don't have a working FM chip to begin with.

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S8 also has FM radio, which was confirm by many users. You just have to install an app to use the FM receiver and you have to have headphones plugged in, because the phone doesn't have a builtin FM antenna and the headphones serve as the antenna

11. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I ended up getting the regular S8, big screen in a fairly narrow device​, something I've been wanting for years now. What's pros and cons did you find in the phone?

19. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Great choice as well if you ask me! Man, that screen is awesome. About the G6: the biggest pro for me is the fm radio haha. Other than that, the main camera is good, but I wish it was a bit better though. The field of view is very narrow (the main reason why it won PA's camera comparison because everything appeared to be sharper because of that) and the oversharpening is too agressive for my taste. I'd rate the camera quality somewehere between my Z2 and Z5, so it's still very good. But the wide agle camera really makes up for it and is awesome to use! I have used it a lot. I also like the build quality: even though I dropped it multiple times already and the frame is full of dents already, the glass hasn't cracked yet and the phone is still intact. I have also used it multiple times as an underwater camera during swimming practice for awesome underwater photos. It slipped out of my hands one time and sank till 3.5 meters. The phone is still alive! I also like the handling with its flat screen and sturdy frame. The screen is also very beautiful, but the S8's is undeniably a step ahaed. The only thing that I don't like is the software; I have experienced a few crashes and slowdowns already (never had any on my Sony's!) and wifi browsing and app openings is just a little tad faster than on my Z2, so I was expecting more from the SD821 G6. But the software is still good overall. I also hoped for better battery life. It's good as it always gets me through a day and sometimes a little bit more, but I miss my Z2's 2 day battery life. Anyways, I'm really happy I went with the G6. It even has some edges over the S8 in my opinion like the FM radio, a flat screen + very grippy frame for better handling and a better placement of the fps. But I'm sure that the S8 also has a lot of advantages over the G6, like its phenomenal display, a faster processor and a better main camera. But different people have different needs for a smartphone! I'd love to hear your S8 pros and cons as well!

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