Galaxy S8 gets 550,000 pre-orders in 2 days in Korea


Looks like the Samsung Galaxy S8 is off to a great start, in terms of sales. Last week, the smartphone went up for pre-order in Korea, and in just two days, it received over 550,000 registrations.

The Galaxy S8 was available for pre-order in Korea on April 7th. The pre-order numbers beat that of the Galaxy S7 and also the Note 7. In comparison, the Note 7 managed 400,000 pre-orders. The demand for the S8 is also 5.5 times more than that of the S7, says the report.

Read: Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is official

Samsung and the major carriers in Korea have done very good marketing for the Galaxy S8. Also, the customers who pre-order the device are being given free gifts such as the GearVR headset, Bluetooth speakers, and other accessories.

A recent report had also stated that Samsung aims on selling a minimum of 18 million units of the S8 and S8+ within the first 3 months of launch. The company is also hoping to ship around 58 million units by the end of 2017.

via Business Korea

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