Samsung Galaxy S8 U.S. pre-orders rise 30% over Galaxy S7 reservations and set new company record

Before the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 last month, Samsung executives no doubt were sitting on pins and needles. How would the public respond to the new flagship models just half a year after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off shelves? The phablet turned out to be doomed by faulty batteries that made each unit a potential explosive, something that Samsung didn't want the public to associate with its brand.

Earlier this year, Samsung said that it would institute a new 8-point battery check in an attempt to persuade consumers that they have nothing to fear from new Samsung handsets. And then the company introduced the Galaxy S8. The stunning design of the new flagship created an amnesia effect that made everyone looking at the phone instantly forget about the Galaxy Note 7. As a result when the pre-order period for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ ended just before midnight on Thursday night, the number of  units reserved by U.S. buyers set a new company record.

Compared to last year's pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, reservations for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ in the states were up 30%. There is a valuable lesson here for companies to learn. Even if you have failed miserably with a device, if you come back strong and learn from the mistakes that were made, the public will still embrace you.

source: Engadget

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107 Comments

1. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

30% more of fire extinguishers to be sold

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stupid, old, played out, and non funny post. Try harder to troll.

56. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

S8 = sucks

98. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

It's just a joke man, chill.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

How's HTC sales going? Breaking any records?

18. Nopers unregistered

They are actually breaking records, but not in the way they'd hope.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? So lets see. The Galaxy S7 sold over 30M in its first 3 months. As of December 31st 2016, Samsung had increased sales due to the Note 7 issue and brought S7 sales to 57M. So in 6 months they sold their usual 40M, with the Note 7 pushing additional sales to almost 60M So the S7, outsold the S6, and the S5 as a single device. With the price drop, Samsung will go one to sell at least 10M more S7's before its over with. So, the S7 will outsell the total sales of the S5/S6 combined. And the S8 has 30% more pre-order sales, where the S7 had 20M+ pre-order sales. Apple's pre-order sales lasts for how many weeks? Samsung pre-orders start the day they officially announce, up to its first day of official retail availability. With carrier pre-order, which includes their stock and their subscribers who pre-order, to be safe, each carriers could have ordered at least 3-5M each. then add 30%. Then for the first time, Samsung broke 1M sale sin Korea. In a country where less than 000000000.1%, can even afford the phone to begin with. Then the Note 8, is goign to be bigger, include 4K, come with an upgraded Gear VR and more. Why not be happy an enjoy vs just begin a dick!? Even though I don't love the iPhone, I watch Apple like a hawk, and I enjoy seeing how happy the guys are with their new toy. After all, they feel exactly like me when I get my new toy. Haten is just stupid.

51. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

While I agree with you that Samsung is doing a great job lately. Your comment "Then for the first time, Samsung broke 1M sale sin Korea. In a country where less than 000000000.1%, can even afford the phone to begin with." makes me speechless. Did you really think less than 00000000.1% of population can afford a smartphone in Korea? You must've been thinking about North Korea....

70. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

We are talking specifically about the S...right? Has Samsung ever sold a million S at home? . I did say a perce rage couldn't afford "the phone. What other phone are we talking about? I guess your comprehensive skills could use some polishing.

71. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Then for the first time, Samsung broke 1M sale sin Korea. In a country where less than 000000000.1%, can even afford the phone to begin with. That's what I said bruh.earn how to read. Do I need to repeat it? Maybe if I could use crayon and use pretty colors? Now that you look stupid, make sure you k me what hlire talking about when you address me. Because when I am wrong I can step and admit if and when I'm right and you claim I am wrong , I show no mercy.

62. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Apples pre-order sales last for 1 week. They announce usually on a Monday and begin pre-orders that Friday, then it goes officially on sale the following Friday, which is also when pre-orders get delivered.

72. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Start to get delivered. So since Apple had a shorter preorder, everyone rushes knowing that no phones will be available me on retail release day. Or at least not enough for demands. So do the math. Apple starts production I the summer. When Apple makes preorders available, they sell all of them and instantly preorders get pushed back 8 weeks. Then on retail release, if you didn't preorder you and walk in an buy one, and Apple makes on phone. Yet Samsung makes 5p models and they ma aged to have them with no issues? And some feoll queation Samsung not having enough for home? It's because they unduly sell leas than 500,000 at home and it was an unexpected demand. That's why Apple sells 20M in a preorder weekend. Because preordering means you will have one by Xmas. If you don't preorder, you surely won't be getting one before Thanksgiving. That there is Apple creator g artificial demand by keeping the product in short supply.

77. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

"Apple has already shown they only have the capacity to produce roughly 5M of each model per month." --Techie http://bgr.com/2014/09/17/iphone-6-sales-demand-foxconn/ "Foxconn has more than 200,000 factory workers in a single location at its plant in Zhengzhou, China, and each and every one is doing nothing but work on building the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The world’s top device manufacturer is working so hard that it is churning out nearly 550,000 new iPhone handsets each and every day… and yet it still can’t manage to keep up with stunning demand for Apple’s new, larger iPhones." Your random number generator is off as usual. When are you going to calibrate and fix it?

80. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Your not very smartass You? 550,000 iPhones with an S, is just over 16M per month. Divide that over how many selling models? So let's just pick 3 selling models. IPhone 7, 6S and 6. Since the 6 is 3 years old, they won't be making any, so replace that with the DR. 3 phones they still make the SE, 6S and 7. 16M divided by 3 models is what? That's about 5.5M each you stupid moron.. But thanks for proving me right. 16M iPhones brush. Not 16M of each model..550,000 iPhones....plural. Go to sleep now you've been schooled again. Didn't come out like you thought. Samsung Electronics makes more than phones. 50M plus bruh. They have 300,000 employees. I am sure most are dedicated to making phones. After all they sell 300M+ every year. You are a fool. Trying to set me straight without doing the math. Now I'm gonna stick the dagger in your chest. Let's do more math. Apple sold 220M phones in 2016 220M divide by 12, is 18M phones sold per month divided by 3 models is 6.1M each. Now I am sure the SE isn't selling that high so most of the sales are the 6S and 7. Wikipedia states as a fact, Apple has sold 220M of just the iPhone 6, over a span of 2 years. That means they sold about 9M per month for 24 months. Right around 5M that can make per month like I said to whom with. DERP. I just s**t you down...nkw STFU!!!!...Boy!!!!.

89. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Right :) 550K per day != 5M per month. Good job making up more random numbers though.

103. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

You're really trying to troll Techie hard here huh... if you could actually read his comment. He said 5M of each phone per month. Apple makes roughly 16M Phones (Plural) a month. They make more than 1 model, his example being the SE, 6S, 7. Now here's the hard math portion 16/5=.....5.33333 Now when you consider that they are actually produce 5 models, seeing as they manufacture 2 plus variants, the number is lower than 5M PER MODEL per Month

105. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Pls email your complaint to BGR.

81. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple gets 20M preorders and if takes until November to fill them. The phone comes out in September. Right? 2.5Months and preorders just getting filled? Why do they run out then bruh? DO THE MATH!!!!

22. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Records on the negative lol

31. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but in the other direction.

33. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

The amount of dumb decisions HTC has made in the past couple of years has to be some sort of record?

7. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

don't be a butt hut htc fan danny

20. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I'm not an HTC fan lol, I used to like them, but their latest phones sucks, Actually I rather pure android, I'm a nexus 6p owner as my main phone, and I have an HTC 10 for my back up, but I'd never get a samsung phone, I've had those and they age so bad. besides the last problem with the Note 7, they didn't answer as they should have. For me, that;s not a serious company, no matter how beautiful their latest product is, because it is.

28. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

If you used to like HTC and want pure Android, why didn't you get a Pixel? And How would you have preferred they had handled the Note 7 situation? Seeing as the reports were severely overblown by the Media, especially sites like PhoneArena, I think Samsung did a phenomenal job in handling such a massive recall. They could've just continuously claimed the problems were due to User error and avoided the entire thing

30. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

like, selling a second non tested batch of note 7? i dont think they should have done that, I'm waiting for the pixel 2, since I believe they didnt finish the job for the first gen of pixels, non waterproofing and those bezels. Besides it is very difficult to buy one lol

32. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The reason behind selling the 2nd batch without testing was because the failing devices were all using batteries from 1 supplier, so they figured that with no bad reports from the devices from the other supplier then their production quality was better. Any company that wants their product to be successful would've done the same. And yea the Pixel from a design perspective was a bit underwhelming. However the regular Pixel is readily available, just not the XL and especially not the 128GB XL

50. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

you changed the avatar a bit late bro!

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How vain and stupid. Come up with something better.

59. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I called this when the leaks started happening... I said the S8 would break sales records... Well well well... Look who was right...

67. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And another stupid ass comment.

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