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Samsung says the Galaxy S8 will be its best-selling smartphone ever

Zach Epstein
March 30th, 2017 at 5:45 PM
Galaxy S8 Sales

Samsung’s hot new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were finally made official on Wednesday, following months of leaks and rumors that left precious little to the imagination. We saw dozens if not hundreds of leaked photos and videos, and all of the specs leaked well in advance as well. Android fans were still blown away when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were unveiled though, because they truly are the two most stunning smartphones the world has ever seen at this point.

The South Korean smartphone giant is certainly in need of a win following last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle. As readers will undoubtedly remember, Samsung was forced to discontinue the phone after recalling it not once but twice due to battery fires caused by a poor design. With the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it appears as though Samsung may be poised for its biggest win yet.

According to Reuters, which cites a Yonhap News Agency report that the site couldn’t be bothered to link, Samsung expects combined lifetime sales of its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to surpass combined lifetime sales of its previous-generation Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Why is that such big news? The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge happen to be Samsung’s best-selling smartphones of all time.

Samsung confirmed last week that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge duo set a new record for first-year sales at the company, and both phones are still being sold in many markets around the world. Now, the company’s mobile boss Koh Dong-jin has said that Samsung expects the S8 and S8+ to outsell the previous-generation models.

While the executive declined to offer a firm sales target, a report earlier this year from South Korean news site The Investor stated that Samsung expects to ship 60 million combined Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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