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

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.


via The Investor

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posted on 05 Apr 2017, 08:20 15

1. manojmcn (Posts: 626; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Seems a blockbuster year for Sammy!

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:05 9

14. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1394; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 10:52 4

30. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 11:38

38. Tech_fan (banned) (Posts: 94; Member since: 28 Mar 2017)


which colors you pre-ordered?

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 11:39 1

39. trojan_horse (Posts: 5325; Member since: 06 May 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 11:57

42. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1394; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 12:09

46. fyah_king (Posts: 1147; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Agreed!

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 12:00

44. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1394; Member since: 22 Apr 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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 15:38

55. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 399; Member since: 11 May 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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 08:42 1

2. btbotimtim (Posts: 258; Member since: 08 Dec 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 08:45 1

5. Dhover77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Apr 2017)


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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:20 3

19. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:43

23. geordie8t1 (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 Nov 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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 10:55

32. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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!

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 10:56 1

33. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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!

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 08:58 4

8. Cat97 (Posts: 409; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:27 1

20. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 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? :-/

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:33

21. Dhover77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Apr 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 11:00

34. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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!

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 10:19

25. Macready (Posts: 1537; Member since: 08 Dec 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!

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 08:58

9. adi90 (Posts: 554; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:16 5

16. joeytaylor (Posts: 933; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Except the S8 is almost identical in size

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:16 6

17. joeytaylor (Posts: 933; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


To the S7

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 08:59 4

11. NoToFanboys (Posts: 3144; Member since: 03 Oct 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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:38

22. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 587; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 12:10

47. fyah_king (Posts: 1147; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


It's even smaller than my V20.

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 09:03

13. adi90 (Posts: 554; Member since: 21 Dec 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 10:33 5

26. Tziggy14 (Posts: 543; Member since: 02 Sep 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 10:53

31. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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

posted on 05 Apr 2017, 08:42

3. Dhover77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Apr 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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