Samsung Galaxy S8 to release in April, company sets 60 million sales target: Report

As per the reports from Korean media, Samsung is targeting a production of 60 million units for the flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones.

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Highlights

    • Samsung targets 60 million units production for Galaxy S8.
    • Report claims, company’s shipment goal higher compared to the previous flagship shipment.
    • Samsung will start mass production in March, ship units in mid-April.

     

Samsung’s flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 is already receiving quite an enthrallment before its launch, a new report has surfaced claiming the smartphone to release in April. As per the report from the Korean outlet, The Investor, Samsung has set 60 million sales target for its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S8. The Korean media reported that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 shipment goal is higher as compared to the shipment of its previous flagship smartphones. Samsung shipped a total of 45 million units of the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 and 48 million units of Galaxy S7.

According to The Investor, Samsung will release the phone in April and not in March as was revealed earlier.

The Korean outlet report cites the industry sources one of which claimed that Samsung was setting up, “a more ambitious goal than before to make up for the loss caused by the Note model, which has so far led Samsung’s smartphone business every first quarter.” Further the report claimed that Samsung will start mass production in March and begin shipping the units to the retailers in mid-April.

Another report from The Wall Street Journal cited that Samsung could add a dedicated button in the flagship smartphone for an improved artificial-intelligence feature. The report claimed, “The latest internal prototypes of the premium Galaxy S8 handset include a button on the side edge of the smartphone that would be used to launch a beefed-up virtual assistant.”

Other reports also say that the tech giant company will produce 10 million units of the Galaxy S8 by April. The device is expected to feature a 6-inch display and pack 8GB of RAM. Samsung is speculated to replace the 3.5mm headphone jack with the USB-type C port on the device.

As the Galaxy Note 7 has already plunged the company’s reputation and effected its market share globally, the upcoming flagship smartphone might bring a box of surprise for its ideal consumers and the market analysts as well.