Back when the Samsung Galaxy S6 series was announced, the Korean company had difficulties fulfilling demand for the S6 edge, but it seems like that won’t be the case for the new Galaxy S8 and S8+. In fact, Samsung says it is preparing 20 million units of the devices at launch.
Samsung’s mobile head, Koh Dong-jin, confirmed at a recent press briefing that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ won’t face any supply issues at launch. “We set the initial supply of Galaxy S8 double the Galaxy S7. Since we are preparing the supply without difficulty, there will be no issue of supply delay,” he said.
In addition, Koh also said that Samsung is expecting the Galaxy S8 devices to outperform their predecessors in terms of sales. Needless to say, this is a lofty goal: the Galaxy S7 devices did set a new internal record for the company when it comes to first-year sales.
Evidently, Samsung planned the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch very carefully. Although these two devices were released at a later time of the year than their predecessors, making the S8 and S8+ available to consumers not long after their official announcement – without any supply issues to boot – is definitely a good move.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be open for pre-order in Malaysia from 11 to 13 April 2017. We were told that these two devices will be available on our shores “very close” to the 21 April global release date too.