Samsung Galaxy S8 Said to Be Selling Twice as Fast as Galaxy S7

 
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Said to Be Selling Twice as Fast as Galaxy S7

Highlights

  • The smartphones were released on April 21
  • Samsung earlier said that it has sold 5 million units of the phones
  • The company has sold 1 million units of phone in South Korea

If anyone thought that Galaxy Note 7 debacle could bring Samsung down, they surely have been proved wrong by the company's latest flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones. While we earlier reported that the company managed to sell 5 million units of the smartphones in less than one month after launch, the South Korean company has now reportedly said that these phones are selling "almost two times faster" than its predecessor Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones.

On Sunday, Samsung announced that it has sold more than 1 million units of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ since the smartphones' official launch on April 21, as per a news report by The Investor. "The phone's predecessors S6 and S7 hit the 100 million mark in 75 and 74 days since their launch, respectively. The S8 is selling almost two times faster than that," a Samsung official was quoted as saying in the report.

Samsung earlier announced on April 9, within two days of the smartphones' launch, that the pre-orders exceeded 550,000 units. Later, on April 18, the South Korean company said that pre-orders exceeded the 1 million mark, as pointed out in the report.

The latest smartphones from Samsung were released in India earlier this month on May 5. The India variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ feature dual-SIM functionality. The price in India of Galaxy S8 is Rs. 57,900 (MOP), while the Samsung Galaxy S8+ price in India is Rs. 64,900 (MOP). The latter is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colour variants, while the former is available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour options.

Last month, Samsung said that the US pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 have been the 'best ever' and that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ attracted 30 percent more pre-orders than last year's Galaxy S7.

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  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features

Display

5.80-inch

Processor

1.9GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440x2960 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features

Display

6.20-inch

Processor

1.9GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440x2960 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3500mAh
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