Samsung sold 100,000 more Galaxy S8 units in just two days in South Korea

Samsung sold 100,000 more Galaxy S8 units in just two days in South Korea
We reported two days ago that the Samsung Galaxy S8 beat the Note 7 pre-order records in South Korea, amassing a total of 550,000 units in the first two days its pre-orders were open. And while sales have naturally slowed down, they're still going pretty strong.

According to The Korea Herald, pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have now passed 700,000 units.

“The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ reached 728,000 units, as of Wednesday, in Korea. We are aiming to sell 1 million units before officially launching the smartphone,” said DJ Koh, head of Samsung's mobile business, at a media conference at its Seocho office building in Seoul.

When asked about pre-orders in the US Koh said, “Although we are not able to disclose the exact figure, pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 are higher than those of its predecessor, Galaxy S7, in the US.”

In order to boost sales further, Samsung has employed a rather aggressive marketing strategy, and it seems that it's paying off. However, Koh said that Samsung marketing costs for the Galaxy S8 are similar to those of its predecessor from last year, with some extra money going to rebuilding users' trust in the brand after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

Koh also addressed any possible concerns about safety with the new models.

“We carried out battery tests for more than 200,000 units of the Note 7 following the issue and more than 100,000 units for the Galaxy S8. We can confidently say the Galaxy S8 is safe for use,” he said.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be going on sale on April 21, and we're curious to see whether or not the South Korean behemoth will manage to hit its goal of a million pre-orders in its home country.

source: TheKoreaHerald via SamMobile

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42 Comments

41. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

37. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Great jobs Sammy.

22. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Oh come on PA you're only going to entice you know who to rain us with his long ass essays (face palm).

34. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If you don't want to read them then skip them. You are the only one that always brings him and his essays up all the time if he hasn't posted yet.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He isn't the only one. But you should ignore the PieceOsh1t!

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Meanwhile some racist idiot here in PA is saying that the S8 will never have better sales than the S7.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

you_dont_say :v

10. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

And we all know who that was lol. Where is he now btw? Hiding his face probably.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Where is he now btw? Hiding his face probably." Yeah, he's been Limited by the PA Moderators, yesterday. Serves him right.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Who???

2. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Off topic: When i think about it now, the iphone selling 11 million in one weekend after selling another 10 million a weekend a year before and 9 million a weekend 2 years before that is just plane INSANELY NUTS!!! A feat samsung at their sizzling best will be proud of in 2 months. This is Just MADNESS!!!

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

from above article "We are aiming to sell 1 million units before officially launching the smartphone" 1million before official launch, and that's only in S.korea.. but whatever the number they get, atleast no one need to camp outside their store..

6. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

how many iphones come out in a one year span? let alone theres no other ios oem? how many smartphones samsung put out a year? let alone the dozens and dozens of other android oems that results in over 100 android smartphones every year. if samsung sold only two smartphones a year (s and note series) and happen to be the only android oem, i am confident that samsung would destroy apple, considering that android is 90% to only 10% ios on a worldwide scale.

7. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

While some of your points make sense, that 90% of android market share is the result of multiple OeMS selling android.

23. fatTony

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

How much of the 90% do you think Samsung is responsible for? I think the point is is even if Samsung is responsible for 40% of that figure, Apple's 10% marketshare still dwarfs in comparison.

25. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Marketshare is not directly proportional to profit. Apple's 10% marketshare generates much larger profit than Samsung's 40%. So apple fanboys take comfort in fact that apple generate more profit. Samsung fanboys brag about marketshare.

43. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yes just like Microsoft fanboys took huge comfort a decade back in outsized Microsoft profits! And just like Intel fanboys took huge comfort in humongous Intel profits a decade back! History is indeed wonderful showing us that profit is everything!

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and apple's crazy numbers are the result of it having ZERO competition for iOS devices. Samsung manages to meet and beat apple's sales while having an entire field of competition in the android space.

36. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Samsung manages to meet and beat apple's sales while having an entire field of competition in the android space." Yes... by selling cheap, garbage phones. ASP for Samsung: $195 ASP for Apple: $670 Hooray for Samsung, selling people trash to gain market share./s

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Last I checked, all markets are made up of mostly poor people. Rich people cant keep businesses in business. They are only 2% of the world. But a dizzzck like you peeing on poor people as if we shouldn't make products for them, makes you...well a dizzzck!

40. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

O Googled the word dizzzck and look what I found : https://www.google.com/search?client=lightning&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=dizzzck

8. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

If Samsung sells only s and note series , do you think everyone buying Android , at present,. Can afford them. Android sells more because , majority of the people are budget and mid range users. If Samsung sells only s and n series , 90% of the Android user will switch to feature phones of $20-$30 . Due to lack of purchasing power.

9. Macready

Posts: 1832; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, they would simply move to the competition offering budget options. The competition is strong in Android land, unlike in iOS land.

17. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@macready I do not think you read the comment of razmahtaz001. He was talking about a hypothetical case where only Samsung was selling Android devices and that too only s and note series. There is no need to be smart ass every time.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is false. Even though the S is their flagship model. It can be their only model available in 3 price ranges. You Apple loving culkt guys are incapable of thinking out the box. Samsung could sell a S mini using 2 year old hardware for $300 or less and that woudl serve much of their budget market. They could sell something like a newer S4, but cheaper like what their J series is for $200 or less. But instead rebadge it as an S. A low ranged S, a mid-ranged S and a highend S woudl serve all 3 markets and land the the same sales or more. The Note could be available as a midranged and highend model. A Note S and a Note Pro. The Note S would offer 1080p displays and still have similar features, but would be absent of fancier features like Iris Scans. Maybe like a revamped Note 4 for half the cost of a Note Pro which would be like the Note 7/8.

15. kerginaldo17 unregistered

In fact 95% to 5% ios.

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

From a flagship perspective, both only sell 2 brand new ones and still have there old ones for sale. When you look at an entire year, it's not even remotely close when it comes to flagship sales. From a price standpoint, Apple only sells flagships except maybe the SE. Samsung has the Note and S Line. Samsung only competes with Apple when you start adding in their Gas Station and grocery store phones lol!

19. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

There is no competition between apple and any other Android OEM, by virtue of the fact that apple appropriates more than 90% profit in smartphone business. Android fans keep saying that just to keep themselves in the game. Maybe it will change with Samsung releasing great devices like s7 edge , s8, etc. But apple has so much headstart in terms of profit that it can afford Samsung outselling iPhone for next 2-3 years without drastically affecting the balance of power.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple doesn't have a flagship phone because they only make one phone. The iPhone. In order to have a flagship by definition, there has to be other products in a different options. Example, the S if the Galaxy Flagship, because Samsung makes other Galaxy models in the same year. The J series is updated every year. So is the A series and the S. The S if the Flagship to the A and J and are upgraded every year. Apple sells one phone per year. The iPhone 7 is not a flagship over the iPhone 6 or 6S. Flagship is defined as - the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular organization The iPhone is a single standing device, but it doesn't have lesser models to compare. Older is not equal to lesser in this context of usage. The SE is just a newer iPhone 5. Its the same phone. Its not a new or lesser model. Its a revamped older model. Samsung makes a NEW phone every year. It is not an older model resurrected with a new name a price point. Even though the Note costs more than the S, the Note is not Samsung's flagship. It costs more only because the Note has more features than the S.

32. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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