7, Aug 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ sold over 20 million units since their launch

Amidst the forecast that the upcoming Galaxy Note8 will set new sales record since it's likely to be laced with exceptional features, the data for the sales of the incumbent flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is out. The research firm, Strategy Analytics has revealed that both the smartphones have sold over 20 million units until July following their launch on April 21 this year. The sales are 15 percent more than the sales of previous flagships, the Galaxy S7 and S7+.

After the grand fiasco of the Galaxy Note7, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were released amidst fears that the duo might not create as much footing as expected. However, the data collected by Strategy Analytics shows that just a little over three months after they were launched in April this year, the smartphones have done exceedingly well in terms of sales.

According to the research firm, Samsung has managed to sell 19.8 million units of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by the end of June. The figure has crossed 20 million sometime in July.

The heartwarming report comes at a time when there was speculation in some quarters that the sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have gradually tapered off. In fact, the report published in the Investor said that on an average, Samsung has shipped about 278,800 units of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ each day since their global release.

In a media briefing last month, Samsung revealed that in terms of sales, the Galaxy S8 series has outperformed its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 series by 15 percent. Moreover, in some regions, the sales of the Galaxy S8 duo have been just the double than the Galaxy S7 duo's sales.

Earlier, the same research firm put out data that showed due to the spurt in the sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the average selling price (ASP) of Samsung phones has increased to $235 in 2017 compared to $227 in 2016.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched back on April 21 this year against the backdrop of the debacle of fire-prone Galaxy Note7. To win over its fan base once again, the South Korean firm had packed the flagships with some stellar features and specs coupled with quite stringent multi-layer quality checks.

Both smartphones are still a few weeks away from the launch of Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy Note8 as well as the iPhone 8. Up until then, the Galaxy S8 pair is expected to maintain the lead in sales. The Galaxy S8 Active variant, which is expected to hit the US in a few days' time, could further contribute in pushing up the sales of the Galaxy S8 series.

The Galaxy Note8 is confirmed to launch on August 23 at a dedicated "Unpacked" event in New York while Apple will wrap off the iPhone 8 as early as next month. Rumor has it; the iPhone 8 might only start shipping a month later following its official unveil.

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