Samsung may prep for big Galaxy S8 demand, orders much larger initial batch than for S7

Samsung may prep for big Galaxy S8 demand, orders much larger initial batch than for S7
Expecting swarming interest in its upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets, Samsung has reportedly increased the S8 production run at launch with 40% compared to the initial order to suppliers for the Galaxy S7. The S8's predecessor was tasked at 12 million units from the start, while the Galaxy S8 while Samsung assemblers will allegedly have to churn out nearly 17 million phones for the stocking on the shelves at release.

This comes to show the certainty Samsung feels about the potential interest in Galaxy S8, and, given that its fans have been flagship-deprived after the Note 7 gave up the ghost, Samsung may have a point. The overall sales goal that the company's forecasters will chase is 60 million Galaxy S8 units, up from 48 million for the S7, and 45 million for the S6. As for the breakdown of sales between the smaller and larger models, the source tips that the OLED display business of Samsung is getting ready to ship 10 million panels for the S8, and 6 million for the S8+. 

Samsung may also be shipping more screens for the initial batches, as it is trying to secure oversupply for its own phones, before the OLED iPhone 8 hits the tape later in the year, as those contracts with Apple are perhaps again for millions of units, and Samsung will most likely have to honor them all if Apple's upcoming phone proves a hit.

source: The Investor

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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5 Comments

1. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I think Samsung is confident in her next and put all the effort and fatigue I wish success for this company because they are a reputable company and customer care

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1207; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Please include FM radio for the S8+ and take my money. Fun fact: EVERY phone has a capable FM receiver, the problem is that they either don't support it with software or they even go that far to ground the antenna pin to make sure that you can never use it again.

4. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1035; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Are you the same person who longs for the return of the IR blaster as well? Both Technologies aren't needed in the Samsungs IoT so they will never return But nice little tidbit of Info

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well that should be good for fans and switchers alike. Seeing as how Samsung's non chinese competitor's agents doing so well and they have a monopoly on the SD 835, it should be a ridiculous year for Samsung. Even Apple is losing sales when comparing to last year (adjusted for 14th cheat week) so this is a very good opportunity to capitalize.

5. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Curious about the camera.Will be supreme, sure.

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