The Galaxy S8 preorders top a million in Korea, the highest on record for a new phone



Samsung has unleashed the preorder season for the Galaxy S8 at its home turf in Korea for a good while now, since April 7, and those who have reserved the right to be the first in purchasing the handset have now surpassed the one million mark, tips local media, based on carrier reports. 

This is the highest preorder amount on record for a new phone over there, which bodes well for the total Galaxy S8 sales numbers. Samsung is expecting to ship about 60 million S8 units overall, and analysts predict that 50 million of those will be purchased this year alone. 

The official date when the S8 will hit the shelves in South Korea is April 21, just like in the US. That's as soon as this Friday, so next week everyone of the early adopters who wants Samsung's latest and greatest should have it in their sweaty, shaky hands.

source: The Investor

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32 Comments

1. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Samsung didn't learn a thing from note 7. S8 is on fire too.

3. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Looks like another frustrated appy baby

11. Nopers unregistered

On fire as in, hot, like my mixtape. You guys are so quick to scream "Apple fanboy Apple fanboy" with your cracking high pitched voices.

12. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Haha, this guy gets it. I forgot that readers of this site get everything literally and don't bother at least relate comments to post.

14. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

your getting defensive for the wrong reasons. it means s8 is good.

17. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Really? You diden't get his joke did you.

19. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

What is happening in Korea ? North Korea wants its nuclear bomb to explode . but they never do. South korea don't want its mobile to explode . But they do. How ironic . I am not talking about s8. So please do not bash me.

22. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You as well as 10 other idiots didn't understand the pun. He meant it in a good way.

10. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Just you said there are cases which customers have a burning S8!?. Are you sure? Give me a link with an S8 on fire. If you don't just don't write any other false comments.

31. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He meant on fire as in sales, not on fire.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

1,000 phones = 1million. It's not that impressive knowing its on their home turf.

4. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

The population of Korea is 50 million. Hope you know.

6. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Typical iWhorshippers know nothing about general knowledge. They just pray for Samsung to struggle so they can have something to say (troll) here.

7. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

20.000 per 1.000.000 in a week. It's very impressive.

5. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Samsung should be very careful of jealous apple fans. They may show a burnt phone as S8 just to downgrade samsung. Hope Samsung is ready to counter these jealous entities.

9. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Hopefully. But don't worry, the angel always win the devil and his paid bots. Innocence is our strength and let them die from their own jealousy and sin.

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I never knew angels pay bribes and be guilty about it.

23. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

@Settings: Well, the scum Lee was removed and jailed. What about the clown Apple, did it even do anything about oppressive slavery and suicidal work condition in China factory and pay compensation to the victims who sold their kidneys or daughters to buy an iPhone yet?

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why dont you sue them and bring to the court? Samsung needs a companion behind bars.

27. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Why would I? You, being their sheep is the one should get involved and be ashamed of yourself that you worshipers help make that criminal Apple grow even bigger.

30. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Me? Apple sheep? I dont even own a single product from them. I dont own overpriced garbage. Just a cheap garbage like slow AF company issued Galaxy Tab A6.

28. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 595; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Why dont you since you mentioned bribes way before anyone else did. And since you seem to love bringing up samsung on it maybe this time you can bring up apple on it too

29. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@hallyu Your comment about work conditions in China is correct. But no one sells his kidney or daughter to buy iPhone. It is a troll statement. Apple dont ask anyone to sell anything other than old mobiles . And just to remind you mobiles like pixel and note / galaxy are also costly enough to sell your kidneys and daughters.

21. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@lightyears Yes. Samsung has decided to put a layer of anti apple -fanboy coat on its future mobile. So that if isheep attempts to burn them, it will get activated and give electric shock to isheeps and paralyze him for few hours.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

13. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I want to see the sales after q2, I am pretty sure this ascent will not keep ascending because fans are punishing them. (my opinion anyway)

16. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Samsung can enjoy for awhile. Kim Jong Un will probably nuke south Korea anyways.

18. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

,......

25. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Kim Jung-eun is like a child. He wants to get some attention. In seoul here, nobody cares about him. Koreans don't care at all because they know that he will be quiet again soon. As I said North Korea would never nuke South Korea and even if they did, THAAD would detect them and put it all down. The reason why North Korea would never nuke South Korea is that they know that the international community is on the South's side and that South Korea's influence and military are a lot more powerful. Anyway, thank you America for helping us out and protecting our country for decades. Without the US, South Korea would had been just f**k up place under that dictatorship ruling.

20. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Am I really the 20th commenter and perhaps the second person to simply say these are great numbers for Samsung and congrats to them? Seems like a nice recovery for them.

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