Samsung claimed that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ would outsell the S7 series and Note 7. Turns out they were right, pre-orders for the two phones have crossed 728,000 in South Korea alone.
The company expects pre-order numbers to cross the 1 million mark before the sales begin on April 21st.
About 4 days ago, the South Korean smartphone maker announced that customers are pre-ordering the S8 and S8+ in droves with the exact number reaching 550,000.
This is 5 times the number of Galaxy S7 orders (100,000) and about 2 times the number of Note 7 orders (200,000) made in the same period of time last year.
US Orders Surpassing S7
US is also doing well in terms of pre-order numbers with the bigger Samsung phone, the S8+, doing better than the regular S8 in the region.
Head of the Mobile division of Samsung, DJ Koh said:
Although we are not able to disclose the exact figure, preorders of the Galaxy S8 are higher than those of its predecessor Galaxy S7 in the US,
He added that even though they did not spend more on marketing the S8 compared with the S7, the Note 7 debacle meant that they couldn’t take any chances.
To make up for the higher demand, Samsung prepared in advance and decided to double the initial supply of the S8 and S8+ compared with last year’s Galaxy S series.
Open for Pre-Orders in Pakistan
Pre-orders for the two phones have commenced in Pakistan as well. This was announced by Samsung Pakistan on Twitter 4 days ago.
You can order the Samsung phones at retail outlets only. The exact price for the S8 in Pakistan wasn’t announced although you can expect it to fall between Rs. 86,000 and Rs. 90,000. With every pre-order you get the chance to win a Rs. 6,000 cash voucher which translates into a discount.