Galaxy S8 shipment target reportedly set at 60 million units

Citing industry sources, a report out of South Korea today claims that Samsung has set a shipment target of 60 million units for the Galaxy S8. The company has reportedly asked its component suppliers to supply parts based on its shipment target of 60 million units. Samsung is also said to have confirmed to its suppliers that it has postponed the release schedule for the Galaxy S8 from March to mid-April. Another recent report claimed that the Galaxy S8 would be released on April 18.

If this shipment goal is indeed true, it shows the level of confidence that Samsung has in its upcoming flagship smartphone. The 60 million unit goal is significantly higher than the total shipments of its previous flagships. Samsung shipped 45 million units of the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S6 and 48 million of the Galaxy S7.

According to the report, Samsung is going to start mass production of the Galaxy S8 in March and will then start rolling out 5 million units of the new flagship every month. Some analysts doubt that Samsung will be able to meet its shipment goal of 60 million units for the Galaxy S8 given that the premium smartphone market is becoming increasingly saturated. Tough competition from its Chinese rivals isn’t going to make things any easier.


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12 days 4 hours ago

If they can make one model with a stylus they could get the S buyers and Note buyers together they could go well over 60 million devices. Spen should be integrated into the body though. I don’t want an easily lost separate stylus.

12 days 5 hours ago

Interesting how they said the s6 was a flop but the s7 was commended as success with only 3 more millions shipped. Thought the s7 was sold at a lower cost then in theory the s6 should have made more profit

12 days 6 minutes ago

Who said the S6 was a flop, Consumer Reports? Because they said the iPhone 6 was better than the S5. But the S6 was better than the iPhone 6, to then say their phone of that year was the S5 of the previous year because it was better than the S6… Confused much.

11 days 21 hours ago

Google s6 sales in 2015 and there were many articles stating not meeting expectations and impacts to shares etc…

I believe even in this website it has reported the same.

Where as the s7 it has been reported as a hot potato and great sales performance.

Though shipped and actual bought are 2 different things. Take the ps4 bought 53m units vs Xbox one 30 shipped (note stats here may not be correct but only as an example)

12 days 17 hours ago

Sorry for the offtopic, but does anyone know what wallpaper is that on the cover image ?

12 days 13 hours ago

Yeah. I checked now. The name of the app is Backdrops. A brilliant wallpaper app.

12 days 13 hours ago

It’s from a popular material wallpaper app from the Play Store. I used that wallpaper for a month, but now I forgot its name. :(

11 days 19 hours ago

Got it. Thanks a lot! This is an amazing wallpaper app indeed.

12 days 12 hours ago

I’ve downloaded the app, but it doesn’t seem to load any wallpapers. Been trying for like 10 minutes. I’ll try again later. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

12 days 21 hours ago

Is 48 million for the S7 alone or S7 and S7edge combined?

10 days 9 hours ago

Does it matter it’d still way more then any singular android phone