Samsung to produce 4.7 million Galaxy S8 units this month, 7.8 million in April

According to a new report out of South Korea, Samsung’s production facility in Vietnam has now started mass production of the company’s next flagship smartphone. Production is said to be in full swing as Samsung is expecting healthy demand for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. An official of a company that supplies cameras for Samsung Electronics is quoted as saying that component suppliers are working on raising their yields significantly as well since Samsung has now ramped up production.

As previously reported, Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in most markets across the globe simultaneously. This means that South Korea may not get preference this time as Samsung seeks to tap into the broader global demand for its flagship products to ensure that it doesn’t have to deal with supply constraints in key markets.

According to the report, Samsung has set the initial production volume of the Galaxy S8 to over 10 million units and that it’s going to mass produce 4.7 million units in March and 7.8 million units in April. It’s unclear if the Galaxy S8 Plus is going to have priority in terms of production quantity.

None of this has been officially confirmed by Samsung because the company rarely comments on its production schedules. It did confirm recently that the Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29.

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Hi' I'm Steph Curry and I blew a 3-1 lead lol
22 days 17 hours ago

hard to imagine that even just 1 out of almost 8million unit phone is not gonna have a faulty battery.

S6Edge
23 days 28 minutes ago

Samsung should expect more people to buy the normal S8 that has a huge screen size, larger than S7 Edge. The S8 Plus is more for people who really loves huge phones.

gtone339
23 days 38 minutes ago

Really hope the white variant returns this time.

rohinkachroo
23 days 5 hours ago

For all those who are worried about the fingerprint scanner placement, Samsung is doing this to push the use of the iris scanner. Eventually, they may even ditch the scanner totally.

Ihbarme
23 days 6 hours ago

What I am most curious about is the subpixel matrix of the display.

o0MHJ0o
23 days 10 hours ago

Wonder if the camera will be noticeably different. Been hoping for FHD slow motion since the S6. 4K at 120fps would be amazing!
also, will the fingerprint scanner on the back be a button? have swiping gestures or just be a scanner.

 
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