A new report from The Investor claims that Samsung has shipped over 20 million units of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ till date setting a record for the company. The report states that Samsung has on an average shipped around 2,78,000 units per day of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ since April 21 when the company launched both the devices. It was previously estimated in June 2017 that Samsung had shipped around 19.8 million units which now have crossed the 20 million mark.
The Investor also cited a media event that Samsung had held where the company’s Mobile Chief DJ Koh said that the Galaxy S8 had outsold the previous generation Samsung Galaxy S7 by 15 percent in the same three-month period after the launch. However, it also needs to be noted that last month The Investor claimed that 9.8 million units of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ had been sold which is a significantly lower number than the 12 million units of the Galaxy S7 sold last year.
A Singapore based research firm Canalys recently published that Samsung had shipped 79 million smartphones in Q2 2017. Which shows us that the company did not see much growth in sales. However, other mobile manufacturing companies like Apple and Huawei which occupied the second and the third number on the list of devices shipped respectively did not also see much growth.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ have both seen mostly positive reviews, and both the devices have been praised for the bezel-less infinity display. It is also expected that later this month Samsung will unveil the much-anticipated Note 8 to the world.