Samsung is expecting big on Galaxy S8 pre-orders ahead of the smartphone’s launch, and global availability on April 21. The South Korean company recently decided to unveil its subsidy plans for customers earlier than usual during the pre-order period of April 7 to April 17 and then shipping the phones from April 18 (which is ahead of the official release date).
The South Korean smartphone giant is also planning a nationwide hands-on event right after the phone’s unveiling in New York and London on March 29. And the company is expected to make an all-out effort to make up for the losses it suffered due to the Galaxy Note 7, ahead of the September 2017 release of the Apple iPhone 8.
The Investor’s sources predict that the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus would sell more than the Galaxy Note 7 during the pre order period. Samsung had managed to sell around 400,000 units of the Galaxy Note 7 during the pre order period, but the company had suffered an operating loss of $6.26 billion due to the battery fiasco.
The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to feature 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch curved Super AMOLED displays, respectively. Samsung will also debut its AI assistant Bixby, which was announced recently.