Samsung already kicked off Galaxy S8 production, to make more than 10 million units initially

Samsung has started mass production of the Galaxy S8 in its production factory in Vietnam and it expects to sell more than 10 million units of its 'next big thing', according to a report by Korea's Naver publication. Samsung is expected to launch two models of the phone: the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, both with a curved, 'full-screen' display with the major difference between the two being their screen size and battery capacity.

Samsung is also gearing up for a truly global Galaxy S8 launch, preparing to start selling the devices at the same time across most of its markets. This report says that Samsung will manufacture 4.7 million Galaxy S8 series handsets in March and 7.8 million in April. This combines for a total of 12.5 million units for the first month of availability of the Galaxy S8, which will go on sale soon after the March 29th announcement event.

There are no details on the S8 to S8 Plus ratio, and whether the larger phone will have any sort of preference in terms of actual manufacturing. The figures above are estimate coming from Korean media reports, rather than official figures, so do take them with the usual grain of salt.

Keep in mind that while the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch display, it is said to have a taller, narrower display with a ~ 2 : 1 aspect ratio and the phone will still be roughly the size of the Galaxy S7, so it will be comfortable to use with a single hand. The S8 Plus, on the other hand, is expected to have a bigger display, yet remain around the same size as the S7 Edge.


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  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
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  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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57 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

That are many! Great job Sams!

52. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

ewwww those nails

2. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

I dont know if it'll be true or not but the s8 plus could actually carry 6 gb ram as the trend says with the s6 edge and edge plus. The plus version carries more ram in addition to the bigger screen size. Wonder why nobody guessed that till yet. Only time will tell Adios!

8. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Samsung no longer pushes the Ram, like they always use to in the early days. The S1, S2 advertising I remember, they use to brag about how powerful and how they used the very best in thier phones. Look at thier adverts know. Typical adds like others.

14. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Yeah true because they suddenly feel like they rule android. What they aren't realising is that companies like oneplus, huawei, xiaomi and others are growing at a tremendous pace.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because all of those companies together sell about 5-10% of the flagships that samsung does which is where the profit margins are at. They heavily encroach the lower to lower/mid level price ranges... in china. Samsung has the vast majority of the world on lockdown when it comes to android. How little they lost over the Note 7 fiasco is proof of that.

32. mikehunta727 unregistered

Wtf are you talking about lol this will be the first year that Samsung doesn't put more RAM in their flagship vs last year's device. It hasn't been since the "early days" Samsung is just now realizing that putting more RAM and cores doesn't really mean s**t in real world if you dont optimize it well. Now it seems like they will really focus on its software this year Now I expect the lazy "shut up you Apple fanboy troll" because you just got corrected once again by me and you don' have the capacity to engage back cleverly

37. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Samsung is just now realizing that putting more RAM and cores doesn't really mean s**t in real world if you dont optimize it well." The Galaxy Note 3 launched in late 2013 with 3GB RAM, and the Galaxy S5 launched in early 2014 with 2GB RAM... do you see the patern here? The S8 might have 4GB RAM, but the Note8 will most definitely have more than 4GB. It's the same patern of the Note 3 -> S5. Samsung always begin a RAM bump with the Note series, not the S series: Sansung's 2GB RAM debuted in the Note 2, 3GB RAM began in the Note 3 and 4GB RAM with the Note 5. So, the next increase in RAM count will only be in the Note series, which will be the upcoming Note 8! Do you see Samsung's patern in RAM upgrade? It debunks your garbage which I quoted above. Pathetic.

40. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Poor guy must have felt like he was hit with a blast from a super saiyan god! ahahahah Nice!

42. mikehunta727 unregistered

Read my post and see why Trojan is wrong. He doesn't even know Samsung's history and is such a big time Samsung shill. Thats just absolutely pathetic lol..

41. mikehunta727 unregistered

Note 2 launched with 2GB of RAM, S3 also had 2GB of Ram. Note got the RAM increase due to the new software suite Samsung rolled out that year. Why you think then Samsung added more RAM in the S6? Why did then Samsung upgrade the Edge + with same specs as S6 but with a extra GB of RAM within 6 months? Edge + was out before the Note 5 in stores with 4GB of RAM. S6 had 3GB of RAM, Then Note 5 had 4GB of RAM. S7 Came with 4GB of RAM. Samsung upgrades RAM in their tablets yearly too. You didnt debunk anything at all actually. You are still salty from your terrible argument I shut down with ease the other day. Its okay though, I don't expect you to reply back to me once again because you have nothing to say

43. mikehunta727 unregistered

I wasn't actually debating at all on Samsung's RAM pattern upgrade in terms of what devices get what first, I said flagships, in which their S and Note lineup are their flagships. no where in my comment did I say that so here you are trying to make something out of nothing to try and win your failing argument. Also, Edge + came out before the Note 5 and was in users hands with 4GB of RAM before the Note 5. Select Galaxy devices outside the U.S also have improved specs compared to Galaxy devices in the U.S(remember Snapdragon 805 Galaxy S5 that only launched in Korea with 3GB of RAM compared to the 2GB S801 in Galaxy S5 everywhere else) I merely said that Samsung typically upgrades their RAM in flagships yearly which history easily shows this, they do this in their tablets too yearly. You have no argument and are now trying to put words in my mouth that I never said. Kiss my ass you biased Samsung shill. Try again, I always love dismantling your pathetic arguments

44. mikehunta727 unregistered

Just admit it you got offended when I said "Samsung now realizes throwing more cores and RAM in it won't help" because it's true. Samsung has to improve their software optimjzation. Why do competitors devices with same SoC perform noticeably better then their Samsung counterpart? Why does a 3 year old Nexus 6 with a old 32 bit S805 outperform a Galaxy s7 with S820?? You are such a biased Samsung shill yet you barely even know Samsung's history. I find that so hilarious and sad and pathetic at the same time. I suggest next time you don't publically embarass yourself like this again and I also advise watching some videos off YT about Samsung's history/past reviews and articles from credible sites to brush up on your memory of Samsung history and their past products

53. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I was talking about global releases, not regional ones (American Galaxy S3 with 2GB RAM and Korean Galaxy S5 with 3 GB RAM). And I wasn't talking about tablets, but about Samsung's smartphones. And I wasn't offended at all by your lousy rants, as it's a complete waste of time.

55. mikehunta727 unregistered

You talking about global releases doesn't help your argument at all, it actually proves my argument lol " and I wasn't offended at all by your lousy rants" aka I choose to be a alternative fact believer and remain close minded. It's objective and empirical what I said. Not my fault you chose to remain ignorant on the actual facts, do you mayne'

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Beauty and the Beast is on it's way! Let's go! Samsung please put this thing through ridiculous testing measures!

4. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Best of luck samsung.

23. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I thought you hated Samsung

5. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Best of luck samsung.

6. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

With an ugly design like that: so long tall the curves are more than it has than the S7, and the S6. And just look at that inner curved screen, ugly as hell. it won't sell a million,... And let alone 10M.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You just can't have one so you are mad. Tell your mommy really nice and maybe she will get you one.

21. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 613; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

The beast is on its way :D Its only a matter of time can't wait to see one in person, deffo want the Exynos version with its 20 core GPU.

22. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Act like a grown woman, or grow up. Asinine . You had to bring stupid nonsense, just to cover your Bs. Adhominen attack by a young iGirl. That's what I expected from kids like you. Never provide why or argue...

31. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How the f**k do you call someone else out for an *ad hominem* attack and then commit the same transgression yourself?

28. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Sissy ....you are an igirl.....bwahahahahaha

45. mikehunta727 unregistered

Sissy defitnetly isn't a "iGirl" or "iFangirl". Pathetic ass comment

33. mikehunta727 unregistered

Stupid Apple fanboy Arte with his 800th alt account. Sad..

7. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Best of luck sam My money ready

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Let's see how will they market the device. I bet it's going to be similar to these: https://youtu.be/iNphig5qlcM

10. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Just offer matte colours as well, that shiny housing looks crap.

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