In 2013, Samsung sold up to 70 million units of the Galaxy S4, a figure that was 5 million more than the previous year’s total sales for the Galaxy S3.
With competition in the smartphone world ever-growing, Samsung saw a slump in sales for the Galaxy S5, recording just 45 million units in total sales. This was the same figure that the 2015 Galaxy S6 managed, but the South Korean company upped things up a little bit for the Galaxy S7, with estimates showing that the phone has sold at least 48 million units.
Well as far as Samsung Galaxy S8 is concerned, the company has hopes that it will manage to part with a total of 60 million units or even more. According to a new report, Samsung has instructed some of its suppliers (specific to Galaxy S8) to keep adequate supplies so that the company doesn’t have to go through any shortages caused by excessive demand for the phone.
Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S8 will be released in March or April, with some rumors pegging the date at April 18, but there is still no official word from Samsung regarding this matter. Still, it was rumored that the mass production of the phone will begin in March, which adds more sense to the release date speculation.
As for the phone itself, rumors are rife that we’ll see a phone with two variants – a Samsung Galaxy S8 and a Galaxy S8 Edge or Plus. While the former is a guarantee, we could end up with either or all of the latter, with other reports claiming that there could be a third Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus variant with an optional S-Pen. This phone, according to speculations, is meant to alleviate the pain suffered by Samsung Galaxy Note 7 lovers while they wait for the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 later in the year.