Samsung ramps up production for the Galaxy S8+, retailers more interested in the larger flagship variant


According to a new report from South Korea, Samsung has decided to ramp up production for the Galaxy S8+ due to retailers showing higher initial interest in the 6.2-inch variant of the flagship.

As such, Samsung has increased the production ratio of the Galaxy S8+ to 45% of total output, which is a 5% increase compared to the 40% it enjoyed in mid-March. Also, a further increase is likely to follow before the device hits the shelves on April 21st.

This means that Samsung could start producing the S8 and S8+ at an equal rate around launch date. Compared to its S7 predecessors, the bigger Edge model was initially produced in smaller quantities (30% of total volume), but the ratio skyrocketed to 70% at the end of 2016 due to soaring consumer demand.

Undoubtedly, this is great news for Sammie, as there are strong indications that the tech giant will be required to ship its more expensive flagship at larger quantities. Combine this with the expected cosmic sales for the pair and the potential alleviation of the alleged manufacturing woes with the smaller Galaxy S8, and it's easy to see why the company is forecasting a record-breaking second quarter for 2017.

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59 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Seems a blockbuster year for Sammy!

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I said this phone was going to break sales records when the leaks started happening...

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Me too! I'm sticking worth my S4 prediction of 70M I've pre-order 2 devices for me and the wife, but also for 5 of the 15 employees we normally order iPhone's for. They are all do for upgrades, as they all have iPhone 6's and 6S models and didnt want the 7. The design is a seller for sure.

38. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

which colors you pre-ordered?

39. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"but also for 5 of the 15 employees we normally order iPhone's for." Should have pre-ordered 15 for all of those 15 employees whom you normally pre-order iPhones for.

42. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Maybe the other's didn't want one...

46. fyah_king unregistered

Agreed!

44. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

@Techie I got criticized heavily for saying that back when the leaks started... That design was too nice for people not to flock to it... I ordered the orchid gray.. Did you order all different colors? Lol

55. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

i didnt realize how solid the s8/s8+ were...ive seen alot of video reviews of both units and seen alot of pictures of it...and it didnt really get me excited...but when i went to my local tmobile carrier store and saw it and sampled it for a while...OMG, feeling it and seeing it in person gave me a different perspective and opinion of samsungs latest s8/s8+...it looks very sophisticated and more modern than modern LOL

2. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

its amazing that people want to buy phones with over 6 inch screen. i think only samsung and apple can push that size and other companies just follow.

5. Dhover77

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 05, 2017

Hey nothing says I am relevant like holding a book sized phone to my ear, please people look at me lol.

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

reply to #5 it's barely taller and much slimmer than iPhone7plus..

23. geordie8t1

Posts: 279; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

if you still use your phone as an actual phone then your still stuck in 2012 LOL, calling is secondary to social media and apps nowadays

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Book size? What kind of book? Be specific. Because I've never seen anyone with a tablet sized phone. Oh and its funny, all phones come with headphones so you dont have to actually hold them to your ear...EVER! Oh and you can buy bluetooth headsets too. IMAGINE THAT! DERP! DORK! DONKEY!

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You are an idiot because you are trying to judge the phone size solely on what they said the screen size is. Go look at the phone dude. Stop being a dumb-ass!

8. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually the screen is no wider than a 5.5" screen. It's basically a lie.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

reply to #8 "no wider than a 5.5" screen" 5.5inch wide? did we talk about tablet screen with 10inch diagonal or something? :-/

21. Dhover77

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 05, 2017

Not talking width, talking height. I am 6.4 with relatively big hands and my Moto x at 5.7 inch screen can even get a little unreasonable for me one handed.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off, the size of your hands dont have to dictate what size phone you choose. Some want a bigger screen because maybe they have bad eyes. After all a high resolution on a larger screen is easier to read vs the same on a smaller display. Most females have small hands. Claiming a person with small hands looks stupid, is equally as stupid as saying a person with big hands using a small phone looks stupid. Yet people with big hands used the iPhone 4/4S for example for years. I guess people who are left handed much look stupid to a right-handed person? You're the one who is stupid dude! Phone size is to each his own who has the money to make a choice that they think fits them best. You don't get to make that decision. You trying actually shows who's the stupid looking one!

25. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

...if screens were just one dimensional... Using similar reasoning, it's indeed a lie because the screen is about as tall as a "regular" 6.4" screen. They totally make it sound smaller than it is!

9. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

If this report is correct, there will be no s7 size Samsung flagships in future.

16. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Except the S8 is almost identical in size

17. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

To the S7

11. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Don't get deceived by its size, due to its aspect ratio, it's not as big as you think. the S8+ is even narrower than the 5.7" Note 4

22. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

They share the width of the Note 7 due to the Edge screen

47. fyah_king unregistered

It's even smaller than my V20.

13. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

In developing countries there is a huge demand for 6inch smartphone. Companies like lenovo and xiaomi has sold several 6+ inch mobiles . But I never expected that Samsung will ditch the 5inch flagship mobiles so early.

26. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Have you actually held the S8+? it certainly didn't feel as big as the iPhone 7 Plus when i held it this weekend.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

6" screen in a device the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus which has a 5.5" screen. Go figure. Am betting 50% of the S8+ sales are to people with small hands. That's for the losers where who talk or complain a device is too big for small hands....lol

3. Dhover77

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 05, 2017

6.2 Inches very comical. To each their own but seeing women and smaller men using a massive sized phone is hilarious. There is quite the amount of hilarious moments when watching someone having to use two hands to handle a phone or trying to find a place to store said phablet. If it's your choice go for it we all have a choice just remember you look little ridiculous doing so.

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