Galaxy S8 Sets New U.S. Record And Beats The S7 By 30 Percent.
It looks like 2017 is going to be a good year for Samsung. The company recently released a statement that revealed that pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 are 30 percent higher than those of S7.
“We are delighted to see the response to the Galaxy S8 and S8,” said Samsung Electronics America president Tim Baxter. “The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are a result of that recommitment and the market has responded — with a more than 30 percent year-over-year growth in pre-orders versus the record pre-orders we had with Galaxy S7, making it our best ever. The response is humbling, energizing and points to a great launch week. We aim to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the name of a better, smarter, more exciting experience for our consumers.”
Despite studies showing that the fiasco surrounding the Note 7 harmed Samsung’s brand, it appears that consumers are willing to move past the Note 7 diaster. The issues surrounding the Note 7 were referenced in a report released earlier in the month where a Samsung representative referred to the S8 as a device that would “regain customers’ trust and love.”
For the most part, it does appear that consumers are in love with the S8. In addition to strong sales, the early reviews have been largely positive with some saying it is the best Android phone on the market. There have been some minor issues such as a red tint appearing on some screens, but the company has issued a software update to fix the problem.
Overall, 2017 appears to be going well for Samsung though the iPhone 8 will give the S8 some stiff competition. That being said, the S8’s spring launch will give them an opportunity to woo consumers before Apple’s next phone hits the market. Regardless of the iPhone 8, it looks like, provided there are no more Note 7-level disasters, 2017 will continue to be a strong year for Samsung.
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