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Galaxy S8 sales reportedly fall behind the Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S8 got off to a great start for Samsung as it instantly broke pre-order records for the company. It has been a couple of months since the handset was released and those who really wanted to buy one have probably picked one up by now.

It’s inevitable for sales to cool off a bit after the initial hype has died down but if a new report out of South Korea is believed, the Galaxy S8 sales have actually fallen behind that of the Galaxy S7 last year.

South Korean news outlet The Bell reported today that brokerage analysts predict Samsung sold 9.8 million units of the Galaxy S8 in the first two months since launch. If the figure is true, it would be around 20 percent less than the 12 million units that the Galaxy S7 sold during the same period in 2016.

Samsung hasn’t provided an update on the numbers for the Galaxy S8 since May 16. That’s when the company confirmed that global shipments of the Galaxy S8 had exceeded 10 million units in three weeks after the launch.

A local analyst believes that Samsung is not revealing sales figures now because there has been a slowdown in sales. It has also been claimed in the report that Samsung has reduced supply order for some parts which also suggests that it sees a decline in demand.

Saturation in the high-end smartphone market is said to be a reason for this, though, and not because the Galaxy S8 isn’t liked enough.

A Samsung official didn’t confirm or deny this report but only said that the company estimates Galaxy S8’s sales volumes to be similar to the Galaxy S7 as of now.

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SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Is this including the S8+ and S7E?

The S7 is a steal now. Much cheaper than last year and it has a flat screen instead of the expensive, curved nonsense. Official screen repair bills over 400 euro for edge screen only? No thanks.

The S8 has too many flaws. No front FPS/buttons, akward placing of the rear FPS, all-edge design so you can never properly hold it and the price is very steep.

krym73
krym73

I believe it actually has to do with the s7 being great device to get a deal on now that the s8 is out, compared to the s6 which had too many flaws,like no water resistant,micro SD, and battery life.

djares21
djares21

the real problem is the price 🙂 im not an isheep to pay so much money for a phone !!

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

They must lower the price

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Well, it’s huge, not all of us love the silly curved display or the weird aspect ratio, and the insanely high price surely is not helping…

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

The s8 actually feels smaller and thinner than the s7. Definitely easier to hold thanks to the smaller width

Most of the time I forget the phone has a curved edge.

As for the price I m a sheep for new toys 🙁

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

“Feel” is something so subjective that it doesn’t matter much to me. The S7 fits in my pocket, the S8 doesn’t.

Alucard225
Alucard225

“The S7 fits in my pocket, the S8 doesn’t.”
Probably because your opinion is biased from the start

maccyb
maccyb

The Note7 FE selling in South Korea now may have slowed S8 sales a bit plus it will be for sale in some other countries shortly as it’s so much cheaper plus Note8 is just around the corner so many will wait.