Galaxy S8 Pre-Orders Shatter Records

Posted April 15, 2017

Samsung has considered flexible screens in the past and concept ad made a few years ago shows how a foldable smartphone could work.

Bixby won't be completely absent from Galaxy S8 at launch, however, as "key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home, and Reminder will be available" when the device launches globally on April 21. In a new post on Twitter, Samsung Mobile India has teased the launch of its flagship phones in India on April 19, 2017. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are IP68 certified dust and water resistant, but Samsung in previous years has rolled out devices compliant with the US military's MIL-STD-810G rating for withstanding temperature extremes, altitude, shock, and other environmental variables. Samsung's next-generation Galaxy Note 8 smartphone could be the best phone the company has ever built when it unveils later this year. Executives said this was deliberate in the belief that Samsung has done enough to convince consumers the Note 7's problems will not be repeated.

In its native South Korea, pre-orders surpassed 600,000 units in just five days.

The Samsung S8 comes will be available with either a 5.8-inch screen (the S8) or a larger 6.2-inch screen (the S8 Plus). Samsung said preorders for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are up double-digits from the early orders for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

In fact, investors and analysts have even predicted the sale for the first phase of Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Samsung SVP of Product Strategy Justin Denison introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8 during its launching in NY.

On whether the Korean tech giant will adopt a curved screen for mid-range smartphones, Koh said Samsung now harbors no such plans.

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 launched, many wondered if there will be an "Active" variant that will be launched this year. It will also feature an OLED screen allowing pixels to emit their own light.

Bixby Voice was heavily promoted by the Korean tech firm when it announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 last month.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.